- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 27, 2015

RIVERVIEW, Fla. (AP) - A Tampa-area man bought two prison murals from a formerly incarcerated artist, and now he must figure out how to remove them from the empty building.

Shane Karlson bought the two murals for $75 each by artist Al Black.

Black is one of 26 Florida Highwaymen who made names for themselves by speed-painting landscapes in the 1960s and 1970s and selling their artwork along the roads of the eastern part of the state.

The murals purchased by Karlson were on the concrete cafeteria walls of the Hillsborough Correction Institution, which closed two years ago.

The Tampa Tribune (https://bit.ly/1BnmWK5) reports that Black, who served time for fraud, painted more than 100 murals on walls in prisons.


Information from: The Tampa (Fla.) Tribune, https://www.tampatrib.com

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