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Theater & art

Matthew Ritchie named to do newest Dewey Square mural

Boston, say goodbye to the giant boy in mismatched pajamas who has inspired praise and controversy as he hovers over Dewey Square. His time is up.

After deeming the brightly colored mural facing South Station a success because of the amount of talk it generated, the Institute of Contemporary Art has commissioned British-born Matthew Ritchie, known for using scientific principles to inspire his work, to take over the enormous outdoor canvas.

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