Benton, Illinois: Giant George Harrison Cut-Out

A freestanding photorealistic mural west of I-57 celebrates when George Harrison came to Benton to visit his sister in 1963.
Address:
Airport Lane, Benton, IL
Directions:
I-57 exit 71 (George visible southbound). Drive east on Main St. Turn left at the first stoplight onto N. Du Quoin St. Drive north until the road crosses back over the interstate, then make the first left onto Airport Lane. You'll see the mural ahead.
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George Harrison in Illinois.

George Harrison Mural

A large mural, just to the west of I-57, commemorates the two weeks in 1963 when George Harrison came to Benton to visit his sister.

[Tim Rodems, 06/21/2019]

At the time, George was unknown in the States. The photo-realist roadside mural -- actually a kind of giant plywood stand-up -- was created by John Cerney in 2017. He's made others as well.

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