Frozen Assets

Frozen Assets
Artist Diego Rivera
Year 1931
Medium Fresco on reinforced cement
Location The Museum of Modern Art in New York City
Dimensions 94 1/8 x 74 3/16 in
239 x 188.5 cm
Diego Rivera Famous Paintings
Man, Controller of the Universe, 1934
La Mujer del Pozo, 1913
En el Arsenal, 1928
Frozen Assets, 1931
The Flower Carrier, 1935
Agrarian Leader Zapata, 1931
Complete Works

Frozen Assets was created by Diego Rivera from 1931 to 1932. It’s currently located in the MOMA in New York City.


Rivera had a huge love for New York City’s architecture and created this painting to show it. The skyline is present at the top while there are two other layers underneath it.


The top of Frozen Assets features many of the most popular skyscrapers in New York City. These vary in color and there are fine details to show the true structure and architecture of them. The middle of the painting shows rows of sleeping men in a shelter of steel and glass. Underneath that is the waiting room of a bank with people on the outside as well as the inside. These scenes were meant to show the effects of the Great Depression, which was going on at that time. The colors are dark and most look gloomy to represent the sadness.

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