“The intention of their piece was not to honor or glorify Lenin or Mao. And it’s not my intention, either. … I’m not trying to glorify authoritarians, particularly Communists. I’m a capitalist, through and through,” said James Lifshutz, the downtown developer who brought a controversial sculpture depicting Chairman Mao and Vladimir Lenin to west downtown.
“The Last Parade” by muralist Rudy Herrera is the latest downtown public art project to be completed as part of Centro San Antonio’s “Art Everywhere” initiative.