Minneapolis mural of pop icon Prince to be finished in June

Organizers commission a $500,000 mural of Prince

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A downtown Minneapolis mural honoring pop superstar Prince will be unveiled in June, organizers said.

The painting is scheduled to begin on May 16 on a parking ramp near First Avenue and 8th Street, officials with the Crown Our Prince project said.

In this Feb. 4, 2007, file photo, Prince performs during the halftime show at the Super Bowl XLI football game in Miami. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara, File)

The artwork will be carried out by Hiero Veiga, 33, a Black Florida street painter known for the rendering on the exterior wall of Miami’s Museum of Graffiti.

Organizers say the $500,000 Minneapolis project has been in the works for seven years. A block party is scheduled for June 2 to celebrate its completion.

Prince won seven Grammy Awards, six American Music Awards, an Oscar for the score to Purple Rain and a Golden Globe. He sold more than 150 million record worldwide and is a member of Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

This month marks six years since Prince died of an accidental fentanyl overdose at his Paisley Park home in Chanhassen.

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