What happens when you let artists pay taxes with their art, Mexican edition

Since 1975, Mexican artists have been allowed to pay taxes with their art. The result: an incredible collection of nearly 4,500 works, 45 of which are on display until March 31 at the museum of the Chinese Cultural Centre at 555 Columbia. This is a tax incentive I could get behind.

Visions of Mexican Art is a wonderful show. Oddly, however, the only work by Diego Rivera depicts muffled workmen pulled ice blocks out of the Danube, a far cry from his triumphant murals.