Freedom Tunnel art painted over

Homeless in New York

Was very sad to just stumble upon this short video doc about the Chris Pape’s artwork in the Freedom Tunnel. I was in the Freedom Tunnel regularly as part of the Bench Bugs: Portraits of Homeless New York project. I was lucky enough to be invited to dinner in the tunnel by some homeless people, and also slept there, so I got to see his artwork before Amtrak painted over it.

Homeless in New York


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