Artists paint New York shops boarded up after looting to raise hope


NEW YORK (Reuters) – Boarded-up shops, a depressing sight for New Yorkers after looters infiltrated anti-racism marches in the city’s trendiest neighborhoods, are being transformed into canvases of hope with paintbrushes wielded by a small army of artists.

Artists paint a mural on a boarded-up storefront as part of neighborhood project in the Bowery neighborhood of Manhattan in New York City, New York, U.S., June 17, 2020. Picture taken June 17, 2020. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

The effort is headed up by artist Sono Kuwayama, best known for her installations employing painting, sculpture…


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