Chicago’s Frankie Knuckles memorial mural to be removed for building repairs
Chicago’s tribute mural to house legend Frankie Knuckles, which was created in memoriam three months after Knuckle’s passing in March 2014, is set to be completely covered by upcoming building repairs. The 415-day old mural is located by the Blue Line in Logan Square in Chicago, and has attracted both local international visitors coming to pay their respects to the house music luminary.
Eric Merlos, who owns the building in need of repairs where the mural is located, explains that the repairs are unavoidable because of severe water damage. An inch of cement will be applied to the outside of the building in an attempt to curtail any further damage. Half of the mural has already been covered up, but fans of the mural needn’t worry that this spells the end of the memorial. Local artists have created a GoFundMe page to recreate the mural elsewhere in the city and already nearly half of the target funds have been raised.