Mural Helps T-Wolves Reveal Their City Edition Jersey
For the past several days, curious onlookers have been watching mural artist Reggie LeFlore create a giant image of Timberwolves star Anthony Edwards and the team logo at the corner of 3rd and Washington in the North Loop.
Turns out, it’s a way for the team to promote the unveiling of its new NBA City Edition jersey.
As the league celebrates its 75th anniversary, each team has four alternating jerseys this season: Association Edition, Icon Edition, City Edition and Statement Edition. The Wolves will wear their City Edition jerseys for 19 games throughout the season.
LeFlore painted everything but the jersey in grey-scale at first, waiting for the official unveiling to come back and finish with the colors and design of the jersey. He should be wrapped up by November 2nd.
The mural, which is on the side of the oldest remaining warehouse in the historic Warehouse District (built in 1865), is only temporary and LeFlore hasn’t been painting directly on the brick. He’s painting on vinyl panels that were attached to the brick at the start of the project.
Building owner John Rimarcik says the mural will stay up through January.
By Mike Binkley, North Loop volunteer