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Albright-Knox backs mural of Mark Twain, John Lewis on Hertel

It will be found on the east side of the building that faces Ristorante Lombardo.

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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