Art: Encausticist

If a great-great-grandson of Paul Revere should hold an art exhibition in Mexico it would be news. Last week Mexican Satirist Luis Hidalgo held an exhibition of his brilliantly colored little figures in Manhattan's Arden Gallery without a single critic recording the fact that that round-faced swart young man is a direct descendant of the patron saint of Mexico's independence, fiery Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, who captured the Spanish prison of Dolores in 1810, declared Mexican independence, prematurely, and got himself imprisoned and shot for his pains.

Most Mexican artists with whom the...

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