Murals: Paint Big

The usual aftermath of tearing down a house in one of Manhattan's more dilapidated sections is a drab parking lot enclosed by scabby brick walls. Artist Allan D'Arcangelo, 37, had a different idea. Seized like many another artist these days with the urge to Paint Big, D'Arcangelo grasped at the opportunity offered by a landlord who owns a five-story tenement next to a parking lot in Manhattan's East Village. The landlord agreed to turn over the side of his building to be used for a mural, put up the price of the paints and the use of a professional...

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