Posted on May 11, 2011
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.