Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera Move to Mexico
On December 20, Frida and Diego return to Mexico. Upon their return they move into the double studio-houses in San Angel designed for them by Juan O'Gorman.
The couple returned to Mexico in 1933, though not exactly in a state of marital bliss. Both Kahlo and Rivera had many extramarital affairs during this time.
In 1934 Frida and Diego returned to Mexico and settled in the atelier of the AltaVista street constructed by Juan O'Gorman, in San Ángel. Frida underwent another abortion and had been operated her right foot; the process of disfigurement of her body was constant and that was reflected in the works that she were making. Diego Rivera's romance with Frida's sister, Cristina Kahlo, caused that she sunk in a tremendous depression. Then she separated from Diego and single marched to New York.
Kahlo and Rivera’s time in New York City in 1933 was surrounded by controversy. Commissioned by Nelson Rockefeller, Rivera created a mural entitled Man at the Crossroads in the RCA Building at Rockefeller Center. Rockefeller halted the work on the project after Rivera included a portrait of communist leader Vladimir Lenin in the mural, which was later painted over. Months after this incident, the couple returned to Mexico and went to live in San Angel, Mexico.