A mural idea is finally getting its moment in the sun, thanks to the Philadelphia Art Museum.
On Thursday, the museum announced that it had commissioned a Philadelphia artist to create a mural titled “Biggies.”
It will hang in a new building in the arts district that was designed by local artist Andrew Cone.
The mural, titled “S.T.O.P. (Species of Organism Project),” was inspired by a sculpture by Dutch artist Bjarke Ingels called “Bugs Bunny.”
The two-dimensional sculpture is inspired by the two-legged insect that’s often seen on the side of a person.
The name “Biggs” refers to the character in “Bag of Holding.”
The Philadelphia Art Institute’s Board of Directors approved the concept in July.
The murals are slated to open in October, with a new mural coming soon after.
The original concept art was created in 2005.
The new artwork is expected to cost about $25,000, and will include an original clay drawing by the artist.
The museum is hoping that the public will donate to fund the project, as well as help fund the restoration of the building and the construction of a new one.