Posted by on May 7, 2015 in Graffiti / Street Art - 1 Comment

3 New Murals on Joseph Campau Avenue in Hamtramck

3 New Murals in Hamtramck 5These three new murals on Joseph Campau Avenue in Hamtramck aren’t really that new at all. They date back as far as 2013, and we’ve been sittin’ on our pics of ’em for a good six months now, waiting for the right moment to reveal. Today is finally the day…..  Mural #1 is a collaborative work by “Mr. 31” and “Patch Whisky” that we are pretty certain was painted in the late spring of last year. While Mr. 31’s name is new to us, we’ve had the pleasure of photographing other local work by well-known, Charleston, South Carolina based muralist Patch Whisky on a few prior occasions…… The unknown artist who created this post’s second entry isn’t completely anonymous. Their civic-minded work features a cryptic signature that we’ve been grudgingly forced to categorize as fully undecipherable. This 2013 work covers a highly publicized, locally criticized and famously vandalized earlier work by noted American street artist, “Sever”….. Our 3rd entry represents the latest work in Metro Detroit by world-class Chilean muralist Dasic Fernandez, who works out of New York City and has visited Detroit on a couple other prior occasions we know of. See his earlier local works, “Victoria Violeta” and “Mano de Obra Campesina [Hand Of The Peasant Labor]” aka “Hijo del Maiz [Son Of Corn]” in our October 2011 post entitled, “50 Outdoor Murals in Detroit”. ~I♥DM

(Editor’s Note, 5-23-2015: Huge thanks to knowledgeable ILDM reader, Barbara Green, for assisting us in identifying the creator of entry #2, none other than Detroit’s own Kobie Solomon aka “RIFT’. Frankly, we’re a little embarrassed we weren’t able to do so on our own. Ms. Green also kindly filled us in on the correct year of entry #1’s creation which is actually 2013, and the correct title of entry #2, which is “Hamtramck Pride”. We originally reported it as simply, “Hamtramck”.)

100_17491. Unknown Title

Patch Whisky & Mr. 31

North wall of 8850 Joseph Campau Ave.

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100_17442. “HAMTRAMCK PRIDE”

Kobie Solomon aka ‘RIFT’

South wall of 8820 Joseph Campau Ave.

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100_17243. Unknown Title

Dasic Fernandez

North wall of 8752 Joseph Campau 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.

1 Comment

  1. Barbara Green
    Posted May 7, 2015 at 9:08 pm

    Mural #1, by Patch Whiskey and Mr. 31, is actually from August of 2013. (I photographed them working on it.)

    Mural #2 is by the one and only Kobie Solomon (aka Rift), the same artist who did the iconic 8 1/2-story-tall Detroit Chimera at Russell Industrial, and, more recently, the blue tiger mural at HopCat. The one here, which actually reads “Hamtramck Pride,” replaced a mural by Sever, which Kobie acknowledges, just to the right of his signature.

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