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The Dramatic Turn of Graffiti Art reaches new Heights with Artist Jose Parla

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The Dramatic Turn of Graffiti Art reaches new Heights with Artist Jose Parla

Artist José Parlá reaches new heights

CBS News September 6, 2015

A former street artist, José Parlá’s works are anything but Off The Wall. In fact, they can now be seen in many a high-profile location, including one of the very highest of all. Rita Braver reports:

It is one of the most symbolic buildings in the nation: the new One World Trade Center, rising resolutely after the devastation of September 11, 2001.

The art of José Parlá

And what was chosen to greet visitors as they enter? A mural — not about the attacks, but about moving forward. It’s a mural about resilience.

From the beginning, artist José Parlá says he knew it had to be a powerful piece: “It’s a mural about strength and unity. And I see it more about people coming together, like the diversity in New York City. So it celebrates New York.”