In the days following the death of Frankie Knuckles, Chicago DJ Michael Tupak with a group of artists from the Artistic Bombing Crew came together and painted a gorgeous mural to the Godfather of House. Positioned on the roof of a clothing store, the Frankie Knuckles Mural was visible to tens of thousands of riders on Chicago’s Blue Line EL train – close enough that you felt like you could touch it.

Thirteen months later, the owner (with considerable regret) had to buff the mural to carry out building repairs. We’ve been closely following the saga of the Frankie Knuckles Mural ever since.

And after three years, it appears an end is in sight.

Yesterday the Frankie Knuckles Foundation headed by Frederick Dunson announced that a new home had been found and teased an unveiling to take place by Frankie Knuckles Day (August 25 2018):

It is with great pleasure that we announce the relocation of this great tribute to our beloved Frankie. After months of meetings and various site visits we finally found a new home for it…thanks to the generosity of Levar Hoard and the B_line this beautiful tribute has a new home. We also like to thank the artists who will be bringing it back to life:
Michael Tupak
B-Boy B
Skol CMW
for their patience during the search. We will be celebrating completion of their work next week on Frankie Knuckles Day Saturday August 25th…please join us as we celebrate. Details to be announced shortly.


Frederick Dunson in 5 Magazine’s Conversations podcast:

Photo via Frankie Knuckles Foundation on Facebook.


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