STREET LIFE | SHEPARD FAIREY & ARYZ GO BIG IN DETROIT

May 26, 2015  |  Streets

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Detroit has long been an expansive and abandoned wasteland covered in primitive wall scribbling and gang graffiti, but in the past few years its become a mecca of street art and an outdoor gallery for the world’s top talent. To crown that distinction, Shepard Fairey—in town for his Printed Matters art show at Library Street Collective—and Spanish artist Aryz spent the past few weeks adorning the city with some of its most beautiful murals to date, including Shepard’s largest-ever painting, a 75-foot-tall piece on the side of the Compuware building, just blocks from Aryz’ incredible tribute to industry and the labor that fuels it. Of course, Shep’s art might have just run over to some private property a bit, a fact not lost on the DPD, but what’s a vandal to do on the loose in the wasteland? Have a look:

Additional photos by Jonathan Furlong & Inside The Rock Poster

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Detroiter John Varvatos pays homage…

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