Lost 1950s mosaic mural uncovered in NY after decades behind facade


Allison Meier reports on the progress in uncovering a gorgeous Max Spivak midcentury stained-glass mosaic that was found in March hidden behind an aluminum facade.

Spivak was one of the stars of the WPA's Depression-era artist commissions. Many of his murals have been lost, but this piece at 5 Bryant Park was luckily covered over with minimal damage to the original.

Below: Spivak in front of the piece in 1957.

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A Midcentury Manhattan Mosaic Returns to Public View (via Hyperallergic)