The fact that Trotsky lived in Coyoacán made it a meeting place for communists. In 1938, Trotsky wrote the manifesto "Towards a Free Revolutionary Art," which Breton and Rivera both signed. A rift appeared between Rivera and Trotsky when the monthly Marxist magazine, "Clave" (Key) was launched. In August 1940, Ramón Mercader assassinated Trotsky at his home in Coyoacán.


  • Title: Diego Rivera, Leon Trotsky, and André Breton
  • Creator: Manuel Álvarez Bravo
  • Date Created: 1938
  • Location Created: Coyoacán, ciudad de México
  • Type: Reproducción fotográfica B/N
  • Medium: plata sobre gelatina
  • Art Form: fotografía

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