Henderson, Minnesota was a location where Prince filmed Purple Rain, and now the town boasts a new bronze statue of the famed Minnesota native.
Cinematographer Joel King of the Prince Legacy Henderson Project led the push to add the statue to the existing memorial park. Via CNN:
King says the Prince connection has been great for the community, and local businesses have embraced the garden and the tourists it attracts. They even host a music festival on his birthday called “Prince Fest.”King feels like it was the perfect time to unveil the statue, since so many controversial monuments are being taken down.”It’s kind of cool to have the statue now, especially when they’re tearing down all the statues in America, and then to have a Black man on a statue is pretty cool,” he said. “I think it’s kind of the right time, and Prince deserves it.”
Image: Facebook / Prince Legacy Henderson Project