A look back at the "Coca-Cola mural" by Chris "Freedom" Pape

Street Art // Friday, January 18, 2013
Painted in 1995, the largest and most notable mural painted by artist Chris “Freedom” Pape in an Amtrack tunnel in New York was the "There's No Way Like the American Way" aka "The Coca-Cola Mural.” Over time, Pape had created a number of significant works in this dark location and the name for the tunnel was eventually dubbed “Freedom tunnel.” A majority of the works has since been removed by the buff, but you can still see some remnants where city workers were less ambitious.

Light at the end of the....

Graffiti // Thursday, December 20, 2012
This tunnel once served as a massive graffiti gallery showcasing the talents of writers from around the world, until a half-buff of stimulating grey made it’s way on the walls for yet another example of wasted tax dollars. Fortunatly, some work survived on one end of the tunnel and new masterpieces are already sprouting up again.

Freedom Tunnel Revisited by Chris Pape

Graffiti // Tuesday, September 27, 2011
In hearing rumors that his famed “Buy American” mural had been recently buffed, Chris Pape aka “freedom” decided to go see for himself what had become of his work down below. First venturing into the tunnel in 1977 when he was only 14, he painted the Amtrack tunnels underneath Park and Manhattan’s West Side in the 70’s, 80’s, all the way up until 1996.


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