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The New York Mural Cycles by Craig McPherson

From 1985 to 1992, Craig McPherson spent seven years working on two monumental mural projects commissioned by the American Express Company for their corporate headquarters at 200 Vesey Street, Brookfield Place (World Financial Center) in Manhattan. These included Harbors of the World, a 318-foot cycle for the main lobby, completed over five years from 1987-92, and Twilight: The Waterways and Bridges of Manhattan, a 90-foot mural cycle of four paintings for the auditorium, completed in 1985-86.

Independent curator and art historian, John Arthur, contributed these comments on the mural cycle after it was unveiled.

"For sheer bravura, sublime appropriateness, and true monumentality, Craig McPherson’s Harbors of the World must rank as one of the greatest contemporary achievements in public art."

Harbors of the World Mural Cycle, New York Murals & McPherson murals survive 9/11

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