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The Times-Picayune: “Enrique Alferez newspaper murals are essential piece of New Orleans history | Opinion”

Opinion by Katie Bowler Young 

Art critic Doug MacCash recently posed an important question in his article, “Will the Enrique Alferez murals in the former Times-Picayune building survive?” Those in position to decide the fate of Alferez’s “Symbols of Communication” panels at the newspaper’s former headquarters on Howard Avenue must embrace their roles as stewards of a historically significant work of art…

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Gambit: “Blake Pontchartrain: Sculpture for New Orleans outdoor art project”

Hey Blake,

I noticed that the sculptures of the two women in bathing suits on Poydras Street have been taken down. Is there any reason for this?


Dear Mitchel,

Those amazingly lifelike sculptures of two female swimmers, perched on Poydras Street in just their swimsuits and caps, have caused many a downtown passerby to do a double take since they were installed in April 2015…

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Nola.com: “Giant bird sculptures land on Poydras Street”

A small flock of very large birds landed on a desolate stretch of Poydras Street Thursday morning (June 2). The 25-ft-tall great horned owl, the 18-foot falcon, and the similarly sized red tailed hawk, crow and pigeon are sculptures by Boston artists Donna Dodson and Andy Moerlein, who call themselves The Myth Makers…

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