BUFFALO, N.Y. — Less than a month after announcing three new public art projects around Buffalo, Albright-Knox announced another one Thursday.
The art gallery says Brazilian artist Eduardo Kobra is working on a Hertel Avenue mural that will depict Mark Twain and John Lewis. It will be found on the east side of the building at 1188 Hertel, facing Ristorante Lombardo.
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According to Albright-Knox, Kobra wanted his project to focus on Twain, who lived in Buffalo from 1869-71, and his relationship with Lewis. They are both buried in Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira.
“Eduardo Kobra is one of the most well-known muralists in the world, and I am thrilled his work will be on Hertel Avenue for many years to come,” Buffalo Common Council member Joel Feroleto said in a statement.
“This large, colorful, and historically relevant piece will certainly add to the area’s wonderful existing murals.”
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