Art: Paint & Powder

David Alfaro Siqueiros is as peppery as a dish of chili and Red as a matador's cape. A veteran revolutionary, he knows just about as much about gunpowder as he does about paint, and is almost as much at home in a cell as in a studio (he has been jailed 70 times). Also, he wields a big brush, ranks second in Mexican art only to his friendly enemy Diego Rivera. Last week Siqueiros' latest mural was unveiled in Mexico City's Palace of Fine Arts, and it made a bang, as usual.

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