The Os Gemos mural was never meant to be permanent. Rather the Institute of Contemporary Art is using the Big Dig ventilation building in Dewey Square as a canvas of sorts to feature modern artists. As with the Os Gemeos mural, the next artist who’s work will be featured is expected to last approximately 18-months.
According to the Boston Globe article, British artist, Matthew Ritchie, was selected and will paint a 5,000-square-foot seascape that will be installed the week of Sept. 16. I loved the mural from Os Gemeos and will miss it but I look forward to Ritchie’s contribution to Boston’s public art.