|Guadelupe & dad|
But my abiding memory of the evening will be a long talk with Diego Rivera's daughter, Guadalupe Rivera Marin, just the two of us on a sofa. She's now 90, but bright as a button and speaks excellent English. She told me how her mother, Lupe Marin, admired Diego Rivera's work and although she didn't know him, decided that she wanted to marry him. So she travelled from her home in Jalisco province to Mexico City, met him and got married. Simple. That was in 1922. We talked about her career as a senator and congresswoman, food (she's an excellent cook apparently), Diego and Frida of course, and how I must learn all about Mexico's pre-Hispanic past in order to understand Mexico.
What an incredible evening.