Washington Square Park wall 'Muro' erected on Thursday - Metro US

Washington Square Park wall ‘Muro’ erected on Thursday

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Bosco Sodi stands in front of 'Muro."

On Thursday, New Yorkers passing through Washington Square Park will be able to get a piece of ‘Muro,’ a temporary wall constructed by Mexican artist Bosco Sodi.

The art installation comes at a time of extreme tension across the United States due to President Donald Trump’s move to end DACA. Trump’s plans for a wall between Mexico and the U.S. have also sparked outrage among immigration advocates.

The 6-foot-tall, 26-foot-long ‘Muro’ wall was erected on Thursday morning and will stand for just one day. The artwork is a nod to New York’s reputation as a global creative capital, built with the help of immigrants all over the world, according to a spokesman for Paul Kasmin Gallery.

Sodi fired each of the wall’s 1,600 clay timbers at his studio in Oaxaca, Mexico, with the help of a local craftsman.

Visitors will be allowed to remove one timber at a time, each signed by Sodi, between 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.


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