Robin Williams Mural In Logan Square Draws Crowds For Pictures

Mike Krauser
October 02, 2018 - 12:26 pm

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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- A massive mural that was recently painted on the side of a building in the Logan Square neighborhood is drawing the curious for photographs.  

The giant face of the late comedian Robin Williams in black and white with blue eyes is surrounded by blue genies from the animated film Aladdin, a character he voiced.  

The genies are pointing at him and laughing. 

“I love it.  I think its got a lot of great detail,” said area resident Melissa Boyer, who stopped by with her kids to take some photos, one of the many drawn by the massive work, believed to have been done for Suicide Prevention Month.

Williams, who was born in Chicago, took his own life in August 2014. 

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She said, “what happened to Robin William, tying it together with the genies behind him laughing at him, but there’s something kind of missing in the genies laughter, kind of leads you to believe laughter is not always the best medicine.”

The mural is on the wall of the Concord Music Hall at 2047 N. Milwaukee Ave.