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One World Trade Center reveals its welcome mural

One World Trade Center reveals its welcome mural

By Brooklyn artist José Parlá

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Image: Rey Parlá

The welcome piece made for One World Trade Center is the largest part in a collection of seven pieces chosen for the building by New York gallery Edelman Arts – as part of a strategy to exhibit art that is “unifying, instead of divisive...”

After 13 years of planning, One World Trade Center in Manhattan has finally opened to the public, following a few office moves, and greeting visitors as they step into the lobby is a massive 90-foot mural by Brooklyn artist José Parlá.

The piece is called 'ONE: Union of the Senses', a massive amount of colour overlaid with Parlá's signature graffiti script, and it took eight months of studio work with an additional two weeks on location to create.

One World Trade Center reveals its welcome mural (фото 1)

One World Trade Center reveals its welcome mural (фото 2)

José Parlá took eight weeks in a studio and two weeks on site to create the artwork

It's said to be a symbolic nod to the diversity of the city and will be seen everyday by the 20,000+ people using the tower daily.

"It was very important to me that this painting would reflect a massive respect to the situation and the event and the families, and a massive respect for the site." Said Parlá. 

Early next year, he will show at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, while continuing to develop film projects...

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