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Five-story Dylan mural planned in Minneapolis

A Brazilian muralist was scheduled to begin work Wednesday on a five-story mural of Bob Dylan in downtown Minneapolis. Eduardo Kobra, and a team of five visual artists, will paint over a blank white wall on the west side of the 15 Building at Fif...

A Brazilian muralist was scheduled to begin work Wednesday on a five-story mural of Bob Dylan in downtown Minneapolis.

Eduardo Kobra, and a team of five visual artists, will paint over a blank white wall on the west side of the 15 Building at Fifth Street and Hennepin Avenue, which is described as being home to many creative loft-office users.

It's a $50,000 project, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, and it was commissioned by the building's owners Goldman Sachs to revitalize the Cultural District.

Kobra is an urban artist from Sao Paulo who is known for large-scale portraits, including Abraham Lincoln. He has created murals around the world.

The mural is a Hennepin Theatre Trust project, and Tom Hoch, president and CEO, said it is a way to add colorful artwork to the area, but also celebrate the former owner of the Trust's Orpheum Theater.

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