Beloved Mosaic, ‘Spirit of Harlem’ Will be Back on View

Image via the artists’ website,


The iconic mural ‘Spirit of Harlem‘ by artist Louis Delsarte was replaced this week with painted black brick, sporting signage of one of the new shops in the commercial space at 125th Street and Frederick Douglass Boulevard.

We posted on the ‘covering-up’ of the mosaic on December 5th.  Today, December 11th, just six-days later, we’ve received great news.

Restoration of the ‘Spirit of Harlem’ mural expected in April 2018.


Read the update!

Continuing the conversation, read PBS NewsHour, ‘Who Fights for Public Art win the Face of Gentrification?’





























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