Above, Peter Hurd’s mural “The Future Belongs to Those who Prepare for It,” is shown in the lobby of the Prudential Insurance Company’s headquarters in Houston, Texas, prior to its removal. At left, the mural, the largest ever to be moved by truck, begins its journey to a storage facility in Midland, Texas. Photos by Candace Garcia www.swamplot.com

Below, Peter Hurd’s mural “The Future Belongs to Those who Prepare for It,” is shown in the lobby of the Prudential Insurance Company’s headquarters in Houston, Texas, prior to its removal. Above, the mural, the largest ever to be moved by truck, begins its journey to a storage facility in Midland, Texas.
Photos by Candace Garcia
www.swamplot.com

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By BRANDON MESSICK
Daily Press Staff Writer
Hayley Klein, executive director of the Artesia Chamber of Commerce, announced Tuesday the impending arrival of the 14-foot-tall, 45-foot-long Peter Hurd mural for the unfinished new Artesia Public Library in an update given to the Eddy County Commission.
The 56,000-pound mural, originally painted by Hurd in 1952, will complete its nearly 200-mile journey from a storage facility in Midland, Texas, on Wednesday, Aug. 28. … For the rest of the story, subscribe in print and on the web.