Felipe Calderon and Cristina Fernandez Inaugurate Rescued David Alfaro Siqueiros Mural

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BUENOS AIRES (AP).- Submerged in obscurity and perilous conditions for most of its nearly 70-year history, a mural by painter David Alfaro Siqueiros, now carefully restored, was inaugurated Friday by the presidents of Mexico and Argentina in a place of honor just steps from the presidential palace. Moments after Felipe Calderon and Cristina Fernandez honored the work Siqueiros created in 1933, titled “Ejercicio Plastico” or “Plastic Army,” hundreds of people rushed in to see what Siqueiros created in 1933 during his stay in the Argentine capital — an imaginary underwater world with a type of bubble where sensual feminine figures float in the water. The mural is now carefully installed as the centerpiece of the newly named Museum of Political Art, in a former customs office just behind the Casa Rosada. “True art is alive and constructed when the people have access” to it, Fernandez said with Calderon at her side before both leaders left for the Iberoamerican summit in the no