A Long-Lost Mural Returns to Downtown Cleveland

Jul. 25, 2018

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A mural by a world-renown Cleveland painter is back in downtown Cleveland after it fell victim years ago to Northeast Ohio winters. The late-Julian Stanczak’s 12-story, optical-art painting was part of an effort to brighten up the dingy downtown landscape in 1973. The long-lost mural at East 10th Street and Prospect Avenue was refurbished as part of this summer’s FRONT Triennial for Contemporary Art. Watching a paint crew finishing up the restoration, Stanczak’s wife Barbara recalled its origins.