Mural Arts' Afro pick sculpture goes up near Rizzo statue

CENTER CITY (WPVI) -- A new piece of artwork has gone up next to the controversial Frank Rizzo statue in Center City.

Mural Arts Philadelphia has installed a piece of art called "All Power to All People" outside the Municipal Services Building.

The temporary art is an Afro pick sculpture that stands 8' tall and weighs nearly 900 pounds.

The artist, Hank Willis Thomas, says the pick was placed there to highlight ideas related to community, perseverance and resistance to oppression.

"It's an honor to have my work, All Power to All People, 2017, exhibited in the city where my parents met," Thomas wrote on Instagram.

Mural Arts says Thomas will be in Philadelphia on Saturday to talk about his art.

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