Arts & Culture

Last updated: 1 october, 2010 - 10:32 GMT

David Alfaro Siqueiros

David Alfaro Siqueiros was a Mexican social realist painter, known for his large murals, often expressing a political sentiment.

A new exhibition in LA explores the impact of his work on the modern mural movement.

Commissioned in 1932 to create a mural for the city of LA, titled America Tropical, his finished piece was eventually whitewashed as the civic authorities found its theme of indigenous struggle too controversial.

Curator Luis Garza told Mark how this provocative artist refused to be contained.

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