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66#07 Mexico, Munal (Museo Nacional de Arte)
68.2 x 90 cm / 26.6 x 35.1 in
Provided by the artist - Thomas Kellner
In 2006 I was invited by Expansion to visit Mexico. I photographed fantastic buildings.
Grupo Editorial Expansión, Time Inc. Expansión, S.A. de C.V president John Reuter and his assistant Carlos Pedroza invited me to photograph Mexico City. With the great support by employees like Karin Migoni and Pamela Ocampo I was able to photograph the most important monuments of Mexico City.
Grupo Editorial Expansion runs 15 magazines and reaches 5.3 Million readers through their magazines like: Expansion, QUIEN, CHILANGO, VUELO, LOOP, InStyle, ELLE, BALANCE, Life & Style, Audi, Yachts, QUO, EXP, AMBIENTES, OBRAS, MANUFACTURA, IDC (Información Dinßmica de Consulta).
The aim of the commission was for Expansion to be the first publishing my work in Mexico, which was right in August 2008 in the magazine Life & Style.
The National Art Museum's palacelike building, designed by Italian architect Silvio Contri and completed in 1911 was built to house the government's offices of Communications and Public Works. Díaz occupied the opulent second-floor salon, where he welcomed visiting dignitaries. The National Museum of Art took over the building in 1982. Wander through the immense rooms with polished wooden floors as you view the wealth of paintings showing Mexico's art development, primarily covering the period from 1810 to 1950.
Museo Nacional de Arte
Tacuba 8, Centro Histórico
opening hours: Tues-Sun 10:30am-5:30pm