Lost 1950s mosaic mural uncovered in NY after decades behind facade


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2015/08/25/lost-1950s-mosaic-mural-uncove.html


#2

wow, gorgeous – lost history found, and in a place like NYC that changes so quickly sometimes, too. this is truly a wonderful thing.


#3

And they’re going to cover it right back up again with metal panels. Idiots. Fools. Idiots.

Okay, slightly better idiots and fools. I read the NYT piece, but since then, they have relented and will keep it visible, it seems.


#4

Well, that would certainly suck, but the linked article says that it’s uncovered “this time for good.”
If you have information to the contrary, a link would be nice; otherwise, you’re just some guy spouting things.


#5

Yeah, I corrected myself and said that they have relented. The NYT piece is linked in the newer article.


#6

How do you “lose” a mural?


#7

I have a soft spot for mosaic murals. My elementary school in Southern California had a WPA-sponsored mural in a semi-enclosed space and it was like a page from a giant Where’s Waldo book. In fact, much of the campus was built by the WPA in the 1930s.


#8

It’s amazing what ends up down the back of a couch.


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