Common Threads

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Common Threads. Full view. Photo by Tom Crane.

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Common Threads. It starts with the canvas. In this case, the west wall of the Stevens Administrative Center, Broad and Spring Garden Streets, Philadelphia, PA.

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Common Threads. Look closely. Every detail is painstakingly drawn out and then painted.

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Common Threads. Detail. Focal point is woman in center.

Common Threads Meg Saligman

Common Threads Meg Saligman

Common Threads. Art imitating life. Model in view.

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Common Threads. Detail.

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Common Threads.  1998.  Philadelphia, PA.  Nova Color acrylic paint. 7500 square feet.    

Common Threads is one of Philadelphia’s best known landmarks.   Upon completion in 1998, Common Threads was the largest public art mural in the United States.  Standing 8-stories tall and the length of a football field, this painting transforms a classic building into an urban masterpiece.