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June 20, 2019
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Happy 68th Birthday Stevie Wonder; Massive Stevie Wonder mural in the works at downtown Detroit

A stunning portrait of Stevie Wonder will be the latest addition to downtown Detroit’s skyline.

Measuring roughly 100 feet tall, the new mural of the iconic Motown singer is being painted by London-based artist Richard Wilson, who was busy Monday — the singer’s 69th birthday — finishing details of Wonder’s face and neck.

Visible from Brush Street on the south-facing wall of the Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts, Wilson’s portrait spans roughly 8,000 square feet and is large enough to be seen by an airplane passing overhead.

“For me, he’s the greatest living singer, songwriter and musician,” said the 45-year-old Wilson. “In 300 years, I’m sure he’ll be looked (at) as a Beethoven, Mozart, Bach — that kind of epic influence on humanity.”

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