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At the base of the walkway at the Gotham Plaza Entrance to Passerelle Plaza of Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, is a series of circular mosaics, installed in 1998, paying tribute to World’s Fairs gone by.
Andy Warhol’s Thirteen Most Wanted Men was displayed on the side of the New York State Pavilion at the 1964 World's Fair. Warhol's work raised objections from local government officials. The governor thought it might be insulting to is Italian constituents since most of the men were Italian. Philip Johnson, the architect of the Pavilion, then told Warhol that he had to replace or remove the mural. Warhol blamed Robert Moses, the city’s planner and president of the 1964-65 World’s Fair, and proceeded to silkscreen twenty-five identical portraits “of a ferociously smiling Moses” to use as a substitute for the “most wanted men”. Johnson rejected the idea, unwilling to risk offending the festival’s president.
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