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Painting outside the box

Boston commissions street art to adorn appearance, ward off graffiti

Christos Hamawi Christos Hamawi painted an electrical box outside the Westin Hotel on Dartmouth Street as part of a city art program. (Bill Greene/Globe Staff)
By Geoff Edgers
Globe Staff / October 15, 2009

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The blue lights were flashing as the Boston Police car approached the traffic island in Copley Square. Christos Hamawi, standing by with his brushes and paints, didn’t panic. He reached for his permit. (Full article: 811 words)

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