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Theater & art

New mural draws praise, curiosity at Dewey Square debut

“I miss him,” Hayley Coen said as she ate lunch on the Dewey Square lawn and reminisced about “the yellow guy.” That’s the cartoonish figure on the giant mural by the Brazilian twins known as Os Gemeos that had framed the bustling area for the previous 14 months.

On Friday, Coen said she was relieved to see that the 5,000 square-foot wall across from South Station had a new centerpiece. At just past 2:30 p.m., the Institute of Contemporary Art finished installing an abstract seascape created by British-born artist Matthew Ritchie.

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