Grain Belt Beer Sign Painting, A Minnesota Landmark
Standing on Nicollet Island in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is a legend. Built in 1941, the Grain Belt Beer Sign has been through a great deal... moving, going dark, being sold, vandalized, trivialized, lionized — and even more words with ized' attached.
For all these reasons and more (loving Grain Belt Beer), I decided to paint it. Here, you can see the entire painting process in a video (bonus, we've spotted Waldo), with a soundtrack courtesy of World-Traveling musician Jacob Cohen.
I saw Jacob jammin' at the Bedford Stop in Brooklyn, so I tossed my card in his case and that was that. OK, ...