Urban art: Graffiti gaining mainstream acceptance

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Rounding a corner along an Indianapolis alley, pedestrians come face to face with a 40-feet-wide scene seemingly out of derranged comic book.

A cartoonish mole, complete with a pick-axe, miner’s helmet and goggles, rides a trolley cart through an eerily glowing subterranean cavern. Stylized lettering around the image identifies the artists responsible.

Nearby, the mural of a robot slipping and falling takes up the lower corner of a wall. A 20-foot-tall portrait of a woman stares disarmingly at passers-by.

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