KE ICONIC “Flesh and the Devil” MURAL DAY RESTORATION

The restoration of the iconic mural of Greta Garbo and John Gilbert, which graces the west wall of the Kramer Engineers building at the corner of Grant & Oak, has been completed.  The mural portrays the famous love scene between Garbo and Gilbert from the 1926 film Flesh and the Devil.  The original mural was painted in 1997 and dedicated to the Columbus Academy’s graduating class.

Over the years, the elements faded the colors, leaving “Greta and John” in desperate need of a facelift.  Artist Chelsea Bennett was commissioned, and with the assistance of artist Kendra Strebig the pair weathered the mid-summer heat to breathe life back into the original scene.