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Artpark's painted parking lot re-created 38 years later

The paint has been rolled and sprayed on the parking lot at Artpark State Park in Lewiston, and recreation of the 1979 painted parking lot there is expected to be finished Wednesday or Thursday, according to Tanis Winslow, Artpark’s director of visual arts and family programming.

Thirty-eight years ago, Gene Davis created “Niagara 1979” by painting 60 2-foot-wide and 364-foot-long stripes in nine different colors on a parking lot at the state park.

It was the world’s largest painting at 43,000 square feet.

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Lewiston-Porter High School students helped paint the lot last week to recreate "Niagara 79" in the same location.

A Kickstarter project raised just over $20,000 for the effort.

Lewiston-Porter High School art students recreate the "Niagara 79" painted parking lot at Artpark State Park in Lewiston on Wednesday, May 10, 2017. (Mark Mulville/Buffalo News)


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