The Godfather of house is getting his mural over the city of Chicago back. In the days following the death of Frankie Knuckles on March 31, 2014, DJ Michael Tupak with a group of artists from the Artistic Bombing Crew painted a mural of Knuckles on the roof of a clothing store visible to thousands of riders on Chicago’s Blue line. However, the building’s owner had to destroy the mural to carry out building repairs, much to the chagrin of fans of the mural. After a three-year saga, the mural is coming back.
The Frankie Knuckles Foundation announced yesterday that the mural has been relocated and will be back. It will be unveiled on August 25 with a celebration. It has found a home thanks to Levar Hoard and the B_line.
See a video of it being painted originally below.