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One of the apartments in hJames Dupree's studios that he rents to artists and others from around the world. (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

World-Renowned Artist Wins Long Battle Over Banned Mantua-Based Studio

The world-renowned artist that went head to head with the city of Philadelphia over his Mantua studio has ended his two year court battle on top. The city’s redevelopment authority decided to drop its lawsuit.

12/12/2014

James Dupree in front of his studios at 36th and Haverford. (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Artist Battles City Of Philadelphia To Save Property Taken By Eminent Domain

A world-renowned artist is going head-to-head with the City of Philadelphia to save what he calls his “dream studio” in Mantua.

04/17/2014

(Officials, at a construction site in the 2000 block of Chestnut Street where the YWCA Center City Annex once stood.  Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

Construction Set To Begin For Center City ‘Luxury’ Apartment Building

Mayor Michael Nutter says it’s all part of the planned revitalization of once-elegant Chestnut Street.

04/09/2014

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