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Minneapolis Mural

Minneapolis Mural
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This backlit mural of the Minneapols skyline hung between the men's and women's rooms on the mezzanine of the First Avenue nightclub from about 1982 until April 2000, when it was replaced with an updated one. Freelance artists affixed tape to two panels of semi-opaque acrylic to render the Foshay Tower, IDS Center, and other downtown buildings. They then covered the surface of the two panels (which, together, measured 3.25 feet tall and just over 15 feet long) with black paint and removed the tape. The panels were screwed into a fluorescent-lit shadowbox.