Dorchester Illustration no. 2178
In 1971 artist Corita Kent was commissioned to illustrate one of the two gas tanks that then stood at the side of the Southeast Expressway. Today’s photograph shows her with a model tank in front of the huge original. In 1992 the design was transferred to the other tank, and the original tank was taken down. The work is said to be the largest copyrighted work of art in the world.
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