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Monday, August 24, 2009

Pavement Picasso Paints Justice Sotomayor

Chalk up another honor for Justice Sonia Sotomayor.

The high achiever, who made it to the nation's top court Aug. 6, is now getting a supreme compliment from the Picasso of the pavement.

Street artist Hani Shihada is more than half finished with a pastel portrait of Sotomayor, who's seen standing in front of law books in a black robe.

He chose a spot on Broadway near 97th St. as a curbside canvas because "the area has a lot of ethnic diversity."

Bronx-born Sotomayor, 55, is the first Hispanic to be appointed to the Supreme Court.

Shihada's many sidewalk renderings of celebrities and classical works of art have become sidewalk artwork over the past 20 years.

Last month, he created a tribute to Michael Jackson at 99th St. and Broadway. He expects to wrap his Sotomayor project by Wednesday.

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