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Apotheosis of Power (2015)

The rear of the Edison Building (One Bunker Hill) lobby, including Hugo Ballin’s mural, The Apotheosis of Power. The mural mixes historical figures in the development of electrical power, including Benjamin Franklin and the Elizabethan-era scientist William Gilbert, with allegorical figures depicting electricity (in the form of a luminous hand reaching down from heaven) as the force that will, in Balin’s words, “mitigate the travails of humanity.”


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