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C. Fernandez

America Tropical Detail (1932); Credit: DAVID ALFARO SIQUEIROS

El Machete Real

In 1932, when David Alfaro Siqueiros unveiled his mural América Tropical in the newly refurbished, tourist-baiting Olvera Street, one can only imagine the shock on the face of its patrons. Expecting a colorful Mexican genre painting for an adoring public, they were instead delivered a scathing commentary on U.S. imperialism......
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