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By Rachel Weiss | September 19, 2016 | Culture
Philly is home to countless public artwork, making it a tough feat to view them all in one day. That's why we rounded up some of the most gorgeous displays the city has to offer for a comprehensive street art bucket list.
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Appropriately named "Legendary," this mural pays tribute to the founders of Grammy Award-winning band The Roots, Tariq Luqmaan Trotter (a.k.a. Black Thought) and Ahmir Khalid Thompson (a.k.a. Questlove). The breathtaking piece was created by the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, and is located close to the artists' alma mater, Philadelphia High School for Creative and Performing Arts. Broad and South Streets
Stroll through Kings Court and you may pass by a man painting the side of a building. But if you look closer, you’ll find that the "man" is actually an incredibly realistic statue. Located just outside Philadelphia in Haddonfield, NJ, meet the "Weekend Painter": created by Seward Johnson, this statue was just unveiled last year, and continues to fool both locals and visitors alike. Kings Court at Kings Highway and Mechanic Streets, Haddonfield, NJ
After a romantic dinner at Vetri Ristorante, be sure to check out the jaw-dropping display on the side of the building that captures a picturesque Italian family dinner. If you think it's a coincidence, think again: Artist Ann Northrup painted "A Taste of Summer," and came up with the idea with chef Marc Vetri's help, to honor the food and community of Italy. 1312 Spruce St.
A dozen artists from the creative collective The Miss Rockaway Armada came together to create this stunning mural at North Broad Street. The vibrant colors and dreamy designs will have you contemplating its title, "How to Turn Anything Into Something Else." 207 N. Broad St.
Right off of South Broad Street stands this watercolor masterpiece created by famed muralist David Guinn, who conceptualized this stunning mural to perfectly contrast the garden and greenery below. 203 S. Sartain St.
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Claes Oldenburg constructed this fun and modern piece, which sits in front of the University of Pennsylvania library. Students often pose by or on it, making it a beloved and interactive staple located inside the campus community. Blanche P. Levy Park near 34th and Walnut streets
Photography via instagram.com/varack (Legendary); via haddonfieldsculpture.org (Weekend Painter); via instagram.com/collegecounselorsmith (Split Button); pinterest.com/theguardian (Taste of Summer); pinterest.com/source/muralarts.org (Anything into Something Else); pinterest.com/source/flickr.com (Garden of Delight)