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    Gene Davis Paints a Street in Philadelphia

    Gene Davis (1920 – 1985) was an American painter known for his paintings of vertical stripes of color. He was a member of the group of abstract painters in Washington DC during the 1960s known as the Washington Color School. This photo, titled “Franklin’s Footpath” was taken by Henry Groskinsky in 1972. It shows Davis putting the finishing touches on his 414-ft-long painting on the street in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

    Image from Life photo archive via Aqua Velvet. For more info on Gene Davis, check out his Wikipedia page. And while you’re at it, check out this view today in Google Maps.

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