HUD Paints Over Mural, Perhaps

 

  • Apparently, the federal government has destroyed a Philadelphia mural, 2001’s A Tribute to Dox Thrash on the 2400 block of Cecil B. Moore. Mural Arts Program officials were informed Monday that at some point this past weekend, a contractor hired by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development had painted the wall black. Additional funding will be required for any restoration.
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  1. North Philadelphia now has an Ad Reinhardt painting on a wall. Apparently, no one in the neighborhood complained about the removal of the visual blight left by the Mural Arts Program.

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