washington is being replaced with this painting of pierre tussont, the former slave. it's one of 49 pieces of a new gracey art mansion art installation, chosen in close consultation with the city's first family. >> they conferred with us and approved all the pieces, and this is their home. >> this is what they're going to see every day. >> reporter: it's been 15 months since the de blasio family moved from their park sol rowhouse to the people's house on the upper east side. since then it's been closed to the public. after undergoing renovations next month, it will be reopened for tours but only once a week. de blasio's new home, they were chosen to paint a new picture of city life, perhaps in the 18th century when the de blasio mansion was built. one in five workers were slaves. soon you'll find abolitionist douglas in the peach room. you won't find this picture of first lady wagoner. visitors will see the gradual emancipation act of 1789 calling for children as slave be to see freed in adulthood. headed for this bare blue wall in the library, a collection called "the cries of new york,"
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