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Minnesota State Fair: Prince crop art & Unite in Purple day

Crop artist David Steinlicht of Canada won the blue ribbon for his seed portrayal of late musician Prince. Steinlicht’s art, located in the Agriculture Horticulture building, was a popular place for fairgoers to visit to kick off their Minnesota State Fair Unite in Purple Day Aug. 26. Groans were heard from the crowds viewing Prince’s seed likeness as lights were shut off, signaling the close of day for the Fair and for Prince Day. Crop artists list the plants they select for their work. Steinlicht cleverly added Prince’s former symbol name to list the seeds he used: Prince’s hair was made from black beans, sunglasses from...

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