Using arrest sheets found in a Detroit abandoned police station as his canvases, Jersey Joe aka Rime, had created a series of works that will now be available as prints through 1xRUN. Starting tomorrow, two separate limited editions will be available for purchase. There is also bonus video that was made in conjunction with this release that is highly entertaining.
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“I came across the Highland park arrest sheets in 2011, a year before the Detroit Beautification Project began. Revok had recently moved to Detroit and invited Roids and I out to make art for the 2011 Perseverance art show. While on that trip we came across the police station before it was torn down. Then the portfolio sets and sheets were finalized and everything was assembled and embellished over the past 2 months. I usually work on 10 to 15 drawings at a time, kept in a stack. I would flip through and work on one until I hit a wall, then flip to the next and so on. With these it would take anywhere from 2 hours to 2 weeks to complete one. ” – RIME