"Floyd" Surrealist Throw Up

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Title

"Floyd" Surrealist Throw Up

Coverage

Legacy Glassworks Art Gallery at 2928 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

Description

Round letter throw up reading "Floyd" with green shading. Black text around work reads "Love Each Other," "MPLS," "StP," "Say His Name," "Justice 4 George," and "1" with a heart.

Rights

Froukje Akkerman

Publisher

Urban Art Mapping Research Project

Date

Contributor

SE

Identifier

UAM-GF_)929

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.

Original Format

Throw Up

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