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27 New Works of Detroit Street Art in the Grand River Creative Corridor

New Grand River Street Art May 2015 16 2Most of these 27 new-ish works of Detroit street art, found in the general area of the Grand River Creative Corridor, were created in 2014 and photographed late last year, with the notable exceptions of entries #9 and #10, which appear tattered with age and somehow managed to escape the gaze of our camera’s lens over four years of thorough exploration in this oft spray-painted district. We’ve been sittin’ on these pics for a good half-year now, heightening anticipation and maximizing drama, before today’s big reveal. Speaking of drama, we highly recommend y’all read up on the intense controversy surrounding the works shown in entries #1 and #11, which adds a meaty albeit unnecessary sub-plot to Detroit’s street art and graffiti subculture. We hope to accurately identify more artists and titles in the coming weeks and months as our ‘Continuing Research’ department does its thing. We’re open to any assistance the public might be able to offer in that regard. ~I♥DM

(Editor’s Note, 7-4-2015: Huge thanks to knowledgeable ILDM reader, Barbara Green, for assisting us in identifying the creators of entries #13, #26 and #27.)

New Grand River Street Art May 2015 1 2New Grand River Street Art May 2015 1 51. ‘SINTEX’ – “Our Land ‘Til Death II”

4641 Grand River Ave.

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New Grand River Street Art May 2015 2 12. Unknown Artist

4641 Grand River Ave.

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New Grand River Street Art May 2015 33. Unknown Artist

4641 Grand River Ave.

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New Grand River Street Art May 2015 44. Unknown Artist

Visible from 4731 Gallery’s southeast parking lot.

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New Grand River Street Art May 2015 55. Unknown Artist

South wall of L & L Used Parts & Co. @ 4465 Grand River Ave.

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New Grand River Street Art May 2015 66. Unknown Artist

South wall of L & L Used Parts & Co. @ 4465 Grand River Ave.

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New Grand River Street Art May 2015 77. Unknown Artist

South wall of L & L Used Parts & Co. @ 4465 Grand River Ave.

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New Grand River Street Art May 2015 88. Unknown Artist – “GRCC! Detroit!” (Unfinished??)

South wall of L & L Used Parts & Co. @ 4465 Grand River Ave.

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New Grand River Street Art May 2015 99. ‘ELMER’

Northwest corner of Grand River & Rosa Parks

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New Grand River Street Art May 2015 1010. Unknown Artist

Northwest corner of Grand River & Rosa Parks

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New Grand River Street Art May 2015 1111. ‘SINTEX’ – “Get Off The Bus!” (Rosa Parks Portrait)

Northwest corner of Grand River & Rosa Parks

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New Grand River Street Art May 2015 1212. ‘MELO’

Grand River & Calumet

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New Grand River Street Art May 2015 1313. ‘HEAD’ – “Detroit”

Grand River & Calumet

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New Grand River Street Art May 2015 1414. ‘BIRDO’

Approximately 4254 Grand River Ave.

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New Grand River Street Art May 2015 1515. Unknown Artist

Back side of American Integrated Supply & North End Studios @ 4250-4264 Grand River Avenue; visible from rear alley between Calumet & Rosa Parks.

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New Grand River Street Art May 2015 16 116. Unknown Artist

Back side of American Integrated Supply & North End Studios @ 4250-4264 Grand River Avenue; visible from rear alley between Calumet & Rosa Parks.

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New Grand River Street Art May 2015 1717. Unknown Artist

Back side of American Integrated Supply & North End Studios @ 4250-4264 Grand River Avenue; visible from rear alley between Calumet & Rosa Parks.

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New Grand River Street Art May 2015 1818. Unknown Artist

Back side of American Integrated Supply & North End Studios @ 4250-4264 Grand River Avenue; visible from rear alley between Calumet & Rosa Parks.

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New Grand River Street Art May 2015 1919. Unknown Artist

Back side of American Integrated Supply & North End Studios @ 4250-4264 Grand River Avenue; visible from rear alley between Calumet & Rosa Parks.

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New Grand River Street Art May 2015 2020. Unknown Artist – “Cold Fushion”

Back side of American Integrated Supply & North End Studios @ 4250-4264 Grand River Avenue; visible from rear alley between Calumet & Rosa Parks.

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New Grand River Street Art May 2015 2121. Unknown Artist

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New Grand River Street Art May 2015 2222. Unknown Artist (Unfinished??)

Buchanon & Grand River

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New Grand River Street Art May 2015 2323. Sydney G. James – “Sixto Rodriguez”

4250 Grand River Avenue; 2nd floor northwest wall.

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New Grand River Street Art May 2015 2424. Desiree Kelly – “Abe In Shades”

4239 Grand River Ave.

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New Grand River Street Art May 2015 2525. ‘BIRDO’ + ‘ELMER’

Rear wall of 4731 Gallery; visible from 15th Street.

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New Grand River Street Art May 2015 26 226. ‘SPRAY CAM’ aka Philippe Mastrocola

15th & West Forest

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New Grand River Street Art May 2015 27 327. ‘ELMER’

4641 Grand River Ave.

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Dale Carlson grew up along the northeastern shores of Lake Michigan, where at a young age Detroit called out to him in his dreams. In 2008, after extended stays in ten different Michigan cities, the author settled permanently in southeast Oakland County where he currently lives and works in various capacities within the local real estate industry.

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