Paisley Park Set To Become A Prince Shrine Of Graceland Proportions
Photo by Steve Parke
Prince's Paisley Park compound, home to studios, performance spaces and many a late-night throwdown, will soon be transformed into a real-life shrine to His Purple Majesty. According to a recent interview with longtime friend, former lover and lifelong collaborator, Sheila E., before Prince left us, he had began the process of morphing his 65,000 square foot all-in-one home into a museum that celebrates his legacy as much as his fan's support. She details the collection of art and memorabilia that line the walls of the estate; the motorcycle, the artwork, the tour merchandise and the instruments that comprise the pieces to his illustrious past and cement his legacy as a source of inspiration for generations to come.
Sheila, who has been one of the principal ambassadors of Prince's estate since his passing, will be spearheading the renovation along with Prince's brother-in-law, Maurice Philips, who offered a statement:
"We will turn Paisley Park into a museum in Prince’s memory,” he shared at the artist’s memorial service “It would be for the fans. He was all about the fans – this would remember his music, which is his legacy. Prince was always private but would have wanted his music remembered.”
No timelines has been revealed for the opening of the museum, but we'll surely wait however long it is needed for such fitting and deserved salute to a man that gave us so much.