In October 2015, Shepard Fairey and his team painted a mural on the side of our LEED Platinum office building, near the corner of 15th and Race Streets in Philadelphia.
Entitled “The Stamp of Incarceration: Amira Muhammad,” the mural was one of two that Fairey created on the topic of mass incarceration and reentry into society. The two murals were commissioned by The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program as part of a temporary, major citywide exhibition of public art called #OpenSourcePHL. Friends Center’s mural remained in place two years after the exhibit closed.
Read more about the two Shepard Fairey murals on the #OpenSource website.
The mural was dedicated by the Mural Arts Program on December 1, 2015, in a ceremony at Friends Center. Amira Muhammad spoke, as did Mayor Elect Jim Kenney. We hope to upload photos soon. See the event invitation here.
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