Art: Murals at the Gas Station

When British Garage Owner Arthur Lindley surveyed the creaking, pre-Elizabethan cottage he owns next door to his gasoline station at Piccott's End near Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, he saw a depressing sight. The wood was moldering, the rooftop sagged, grey plaster was flaking off the old brick walls. Disconsolately tugging at a damp patch of wallpaper in an upstairs bedroom, Lindley got the surprise of his life. A flap of wallpaper six layers thick, backed by linen cloth, tore away, revealing beneath a broad expanse of orange, grey, black, blue and yellow mural. Recalled...

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