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Billboard painter teaches apprentice high art in New York City

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Apprentice billboard painter Liam McWilliams, left, helps his mentor, billboard artist Art Pastusak, position their scaffold along a New York City wall so they can work on it. Pastusak, a billboard artist since 1977 has taken 2010 Prat University graduate McWilliams as his apprentice in August 2011. Their nostalgic form of advertising is thriving again in New York City.

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Billboard artist Art Pastusak, right, applies paint to a New York City wall as his apprentice, Liam McWilliams, watches.

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Art Pastusak, left, and his apprentice Liam McWilliams, paint a billboard on a brick wall of a New York building.

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