40-foot Prince mural being painted on side of Chanhassen Cinema

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Mr. G got his wish – and Chanhassen is getting a brand new Prince mural.

Australian artist Graham Hoete painted a large mural of the Purple One in Sydney as a tribute shorty after the music legend's death. And he quickly said he hoped to do the same in Prince's home state of Minnesota.

In the weeks since, Mr. G (as Hoete is known) apparently managed to make it happen.

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According to his social media posts, Mr. G flew into Minneapolis on June 16.

That night, he posted a Facebook video from outside Paisley Park, and wrote in part:

"after countless emails from my manager and myself and others, to differing organisations & offices, many obstacles, set backs, etc Im now actually here! - CHANHASSEN - Prince's Hometown!"

His new mural is on the side of the Chanhassen Cinema, the Chanhassen Villager says. Mr. G said he painted the Sydney one in five hours, but had four days for the Chanhassen mural.

It's 40 feet, and the theater says it hopes the mural "will serve as a reminder of our great friend for years to come." A dedication ceremony is being held Wednesday at 7 p.m., and everyone is invited, according to the cinema.

Here's some video of him in action:

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And an in-progress shot:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BG0bzQjl8iM/

We've reached out to Mr. G to see if we can get some more info as well.

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