Whitney Houston Mural Unveiled in Newark

Whitney Houston mural
Artist Maude Lemaire assembles her latest mosaic mural of Whitney Houston in Newark.
Courtesy of Grammy Museum Experience Prudential Center

A tribute to both the city’s musical roots and the late Newark-born pop singer, a colorful 19- by 28- foot mural comprised of more than 1,000 pounds of hand-cut glass mosaic will smile down on William Street, in Newark’s Central Ward.

Just three blocks from Prudential Center, the large-scale piece by Newark-based artist Maude Lemaire was unveiled in a virtual program on Wednesday, December 16. View the ceremony here.

Lemaire is a self-taught glass artist whose objective is to bring more vibrant colors and shapes with an avant-garde touch into the world. She has been commissioned by Newark and Jersey City to create and install mosaic works in several locations.

Read more about Whitney Houston in our profile from 1986

Courtesy of Grammy Museum Experience Prudential Center

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