The GRAMMY Museum Experience Prudential Center, with founding partner Prudential Financial, the City of Newark, Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District, Baldwin Equities and Newark Arts, partner to bring to life a mosaic mural featuring Whitney Houston located in Newark’s Central Ward. Newark-based artist Maude Lemaire, who specializes in beautiful hand-cut glass murals was selected to create it.
Installation began in mid-October and was complete in mid-December. The virtual unveiling event included a live ribbon cutting and featured interviews with Maude Lemaire, as well as stakeholders from Prudential Financial, Prudential Center, Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District, Newark Arts, and the Estate of Whitney E. Houston.
Maude Lemaire is a self- taught artist with glass medium and her objective is to bring more vibrant colors and shapes with an avant-garde touch into the world. Her works consists of modern, timeless, and unique mosaic concepts and have depicted famous portraits created in a variety of colored tiles and sizes. Lemaire has been commissioned by the cities of Newark and Jersey City to create and install personal conceptual mosaic works in several locations.