A new mural on a Brooklyn park will honor the Black Panther party and the work of renowned painter Andy Warhol.
The mural, titled “The Black Panther,” will be painted in the park in front of the Black History Museum in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
Warhol’s “Black Beauty” mural is the most well-known of Warhols famous work, and the “Black Panther” mural will likely be one of the first public artworks to honor him.
Warchelon, a graduate of the Academy of Art Institute of Chicago, was a key figure in the Black Liberation Movement, and has been honored for his work by the United States and around the world.
The “Blackness” mural, which depicts a woman’s silhouette standing at the top of a building, was commissioned by the Black Historical Society of New York, which oversees the museum.
The museum’s director, David K. Schmitt, told the Associated Press that the project was “a great way to recognize Andy’s legacy.”
In a statement to the AP, the museum said it was “very pleased” with the project.
“It’s a wonderful tribute to Andy Warburton and to the work he and his contemporaries did,” said Schmitt.
“Our mission is to celebrate the importance of art as an instrument for social change.”
The Black Panther Party, which was founded in 1919, led the Black liberation movement in the United Nations, which paved the way for civil rights legislation.
In 1967, after decades of political struggle, the Black Panthers were formally recognized as a terrorist organization.
In 1970, the party was declared a terrorist group by the US government.
Since the 1960s, Warhol has been an advocate for the arts, and he has painted murals at the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art.
Warburson’s mural was commissioned after a New York Times article in 2014 that identified Warhol as a “person of interest” in the murder of a Black man in New Orleans.
Warhead was arrested in 1974 for his involvement in the murders of a pair of Black men.
He was convicted in 1984 and was sentenced to life in prison.
He has been released from prison in 2018.
In 2014, the New York State Museum of Art named Warhol a “Person of Interest” in a separate case involving the murder and dismemberment of a New Orleans man in 1973.
The New York Daily News reported that Warhol was the subject of an FBI investigation in 2000 after a newspaper story revealed he had been living in the Bronx and was a former member of the Panther Party.
The investigation, however, never resulted in charges against Warhol, who remains a free man.