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The Psychedelic Murals at a Mexico City Research Library

On paper, the Biblioteca Miguel Lerdo de Tejada is a resource for thousands of economic records and newspapers of yesteryear. But step inside this research library tucked away in Mexico City’s Centro Histórico, and you’ll find the unassuming home of psychedelic frescoes depicting revolutionary scenes throughout history.

The Russian-Mexican artist Vladimir Víktorovich Kibálchich Rusakov (aka Vlady) painted the 21,527 square feet (2,000 square meters) of murals that cover the walls of this former 18th-century baroque church and theater. Entitled La Revolución y los Elementos, the murals are arguably some of the most lysergic representations of revolution ever committed to art, and take the muralismo movement to a completely different dimension.



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