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Watch a time-lapse video of Bob Dylan mural being painted in Minneapolis

Photo by Euan Kerr/MPR

Update, September 18, 2015: A week later, Minneapolis photographer Bill Hickey shares his impressive close-up capture of Kobra’s process, and the final Dylan mural.

Hickey and his team were able to cover the grand scale of the project by using time-lapse cameras that would start when motion was detected, GoPros and a camera-enabled drone.

KOBRAxDYLAN Mural Minneapolis from Bill Hickey on Vimeo.

Posted September 11, 2015
Over the past two weeks, pedestrians gathered to watch Brazilian artist Eduardo Kobra paint his five-story mural of Bob Dylan near 5th and Hennepin in downtown Minneapolis. Kobra and his team of five artists completed the massive, kaleidoscopic painting on Sept. 8, but Spong PR has provided a way to re-watch the group’s progress. Filmed from Spong’s offices down the street, the video captures the entire process in 1 minute and 29 seconds.

Jackie Renzetti is a student at the University of Minnesota—Twin Cities and is a projects reporter at the Minnesota Daily.

  • brett bjornrud

    Way cool…but i’m thinking a bob dylan song in the background of the time lapse, maybe, i don’t know… “times are a changin” would have really set it off.

    • My hunch is that the cost to license that music would have been prohibitive.

    • Kimberly Collins

      I thought that too. Why didn’t they use a Dylan song?

  • Mike Lancial

    Is that a left-handed Strat or the back side of a right-handed?