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When traffic on the BQE slows to 1 or 2 mph, you notice things you wouldn’t ordinarily. The bottom layer of this wall appears to be an ad with lettering. Some colors were painted on top, and finally a white rectangle was put on top to cover all that was underneath. Then it started to crumble. The wall brings to mind the mid-century de-collagists known as the affichistes (the most famous of whom was Mimmo Rotella), who made art by layering and ripping posters.

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