December 6, 2007 - Issue 256

Art: Boy With Raised Arm Wall Mural

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Boy With Raised Arm Wall Mural
By Sidney Goodman

Artist: Sidney Goodman

Wall mural: Grid system

Location: Philadelphia PA - 40th Street & Powelton Avenue. Completed in 1992.

This mural is based on a painting by the artist which is now in the collection of the Franklin Mint. It incorporates a quote by Walt Whitman: "I am large, I contain Multitudes."

The photograph was taken as a building was under construction. Although the new building blocks the view of the mural, it houses a center providing services to the homless.

Sponsored by Pennsylvania Council on the Arts

Created by Philadelphia Department of Recreation Mural Arts Program

Photograph by Peter Gamble,