Latin America: Interior Decorator

Muralist Santiago Martínez Delgado has an artist's feeling for form and color, an expert's taste for whiskey. Last week, the two concerns were closely connected. In a salón of the National Capitol in Bogotá, Martínez was busily slapping strong blues and rich reds on a 30-ft. expanse of wall (see cut). His mural will depict the inauguration of Liberators Simón Bolívar and Francisco de Paula Santander at Rosário de Cúcuta in 1821. If he finished on time there would be a bonus: two jugs of whiskey.

The whiskey was a bet between Martínez and...

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