Basquiat Floyd - Phoenix Mural

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Creator

#creativesaftercurfew

Title

Basquiat Floyd - Phoenix Mural

Coverage

3010 E Lake St, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

Description

Two pieces: first is a river of color across a wall. A portrait of George Floyd is in the center with the crown of Basquiat. The second piece is of a blue phoenix rising from fire, with a yellow circle behind it. Red text in the circle reads "In Order To Rise from Its Own Ashes, A Phoenix Must First Burn." Pink flowers are at the bottom.

Red yin-yang at the building's corner. White paper sign reads "BLACK OWNED" in black marker on the building's door.

Source

A&M Disaster Services

Rights

Froukje Akkerman

Publisher

Urban Art Mapping Research Project

Date

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Identifier

UAM-GF_1078

Subject

George Perry Floyd (October 14, 1973 - May 25, 2020) was a 46-year-old Black American man who was murdered by former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin after Chauvin knelt on Floyd’s neck for nearly 9 minutes in the Powderhorn neighborhood of Minneapolis, Minnesota on May 25, 2020. Floyd’s murder sparked an international movement for Black Lives Matter, the largest civil rights movement of the century. On March 12, 2021, the city of Minneapolis agreed to pay $27 million to settle a wrongful death lawsuit brought by Floyd's family. On June 25, 2021, Chauvin was sentenced to 22.5 years in prison for his crimes.

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