The buzz around the Greenway is the new mural by Brazilian artists Os Gemeos, located on the vent tunnel building where the Occupy Boston camp was at Atlantic Ave. and Congress St. The giant cartoonish image is of a boy with a controversial shirt over his head sort of squeezed into the tunnel building. The temporary installation is sponsored by private contributors and the ICA. It is expected to be removed late next year.
If it was meant to get people talking about public art, then it’s working. The colorful, graffiti-esque image is certainly a departure from traditional Boston art displays. WBUR.org gets the artists take on the project. They say, “He’s a nice guy. It’s very positive.” Not all the reviews are so favorable though, with some even going as far as to say it’s offensive on a Fox 25 News Facebook page (via Bostinno.com).
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