A winter snowstorm hammered Philadelphia on Feb. 23, 1987. I'm not normally a horoscope person, but for some reason I saved my Pisces directive that day: "You'll have reason to celebrate. . . . The boss recognizes your value." I'd like to think that was true. It was my first day working for Frank L. Rizzo.
On Tuesday, Mural Arts Philadelphia unveiled a temporary installation near the Frank Rizzo statue at Municipal Services Building Plaza near City Hall, a Pop Art Afro pick in the style of the famous Claes Oldenburg "Clothespin." The sculpture, by Philly-raised artist Hank Willis Thomas, is part of Mural Arts' upcoming Monument Lab project.