Two Perspectives on psychylustro

Two Perspectives on psychylustro

Katharina Grosse, psychylustro, 2014, site 3 (Drama Wall), Benjamin Moore acrylic indoor paint. Photo by Steve Weinik for the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program.

In 2014, funded by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program oversaw an impermanent public art project by Berlin-based artist Katharina Grosse. psychylustro is a five-mile-long “painting” sprayed intermittently along a stretch of train tracks in northeast Philadelphia; the painting was completed in May 2014, and has already begun to be reclaimed by the elements and local graffiti artists. Interested in understanding how the project might be evaluated from different disciplinary perspectives, we invited painter Dushko Petrovich and urbanist Randy Mason to share their thoughts.

Scroll down for links to both essays.

Katharina Grosse, psychylustro, 2014, site 6 (Warehouse). Benjamin Moore acrylic indoor paint. Photo by Steve Weinik for Philadelphia Mural Arts Program.
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