Scene Report: Detroit

Graffiti // Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Last week we introduced a new ongoing series to our graffiti section called “Scene Report.” With the help of a few select photographers, we will be bringing you weekly updates on current graffiti scenes in a number of major cities. For our fourth installment, photographer German Friday delivers the Detroit Scene Report.

The Garage Project - Wais

Street Art // Friday, December 27, 2013
Organized by the Detroit-based gallery, Library Street Collective, “The Garage Project” has brought 23 artists from around the globe to paint a new parking garage development in the heart of downtown Detroit. One of the most recent additions was the work of Wais who came from Russia and got a choice spot on the top level of the structure. 

Tony Hawk @ Ride It Sculpture Park, Detroit

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 05, 2013
If you have followed Juxtapoz over the past 5 years, you know that we have been working closely with Power House Productions in Detroit to help build and sustain a creative-driven and influenced neighborhood in Detroit. We have worked with Swoon, Monica Canilao, RETNA, Ben Wolf, Richard Colman, Matthew Barney, Lance Mountain, Thrasher Magazine's Joe Brook, and the PHP team of Mitch Cope and Gina Reichart to keep more and more projects alive in the neighborhood where our 15th Anniversary benefit and auction helped fund the purchase of numerous homes... 

Exclusive: 1XRUN studio visit

Juxtapoz // Monday, November 04, 2013
Last week, Detroit-based print company, 1XRUN, celebrated their third year in existence (congratulations!) and in honor of this achievement we bring you this exclusive tour from our visit with them this summer. Wanting to replicate the gallery opening experience online, 1xRUN was born and has grown to release a sizable collection of prints that now exceeds over 600 runs from hundreds of well-known international artists to local Detroit heroes. Also included in our visit are photos of their contemporary art gallery, Inner State, located in the Eastern Market of Detroit.

Company of Thieves: Ben Frost and Denial @ Inner State Gallery, Detroit

Juxtapoz // Monday, October 07, 2013
Looking forward to this exhibition with our friends at Inner State in Detroit. Canadian artist Denial and Australian artist Ben Frost will be showing in Company of Thieves, a group show of sorts with both artists exploring both appropriation and common everyday visuals that we see in society. Those money pieces all ready jump off as pretty great... 

Nekst covers the Mocad in Detroit

Graffiti // Wednesday, September 04, 2013
Since 2007, two giant Amaze throw ups adorned the exterior of the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, until this week, when Nekst was remembered by the help of his friends with a giant straight letter and throw up. Now the buildings background is a blood red and massive chrome Nekst's greet all who pass by.

Video: the deepest depths of the burrow - Detroit trailer

Graffiti // Sunday, August 25, 2013
Detroit, Motor City, The “D”, whatever you want to call it.  Artists for sometime now have been taking advantage of the post-apocalyptic landscape and making new, positive things happen there. Here is a trailer for a new film by Christian Fischer that follows various members of The Weird crew as they explore and paint the decay.

Camilo Pardo’s “Zero Gravity” @ Inner State Gallery, Detroit

Juxtapoz // Friday, August 02, 2013
A show that our colleague checked out in Detroit this past week... Inner State Gallery presents an entirely new body of work from Detroit artist and famed designer of the Ford GT Camilo Pardo. Returning to Detroit for his first hometown exhibition in two years, “Zero Gravity” will be a uniquely Detroit summertime exhibition. The solo exhibition invites the public to engage with Camilo’s signature artwork, fashion, automobiles and refreshments, served up as only Camilo Pardo can. The exhibition will be shown through August 20th at Inner State Gallery, located at 1410 Gratiot Ave in Detroit’s Eastern Market. 

3D Bankruptcy in Detroit

Graffiti // Sunday, July 28, 2013
While Detroit copes with crime and economic problems aka bankruptcy (no one really saw that as a surprise), graffiti and art in general continue to strive there.  Melo and Ayem painted this 3D tribute of sorts to Detroit’s most recent declaration. 

How Weird can Detroit Get?

Street Art // Thursday, July 18, 2013
Last week we posted photos of two excellent walls members of The Weird had painted while in Detroit. That wasn’t all though. Here are another two bizarre and unusual murals the collective painted. The lineup is as follows:  Nychos, Dxtr, Cone, Vidam, Hrvb, and Look. 
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