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Eastern Market Street Art – 40 New Discoveries – Summer 2015

All the well-deserved hype and publicity generated by the “Murals in the Market” project has overshadowed the many lost works of quality Detroit Street Art that peppered the city’s Eastern Market district in the months and weeks before the event took place. While most of the works included herein remain, many of the best failed to make the cut. When great street art dies at the altar of new outdoor canvases it is most certainly predictable, understandable, but nonetheless regrettable. Most sadly missed, in our opinion, will be two dynamic, emotive works by Australian muralist Anthony Lister, both of which have been covered, surprisingly, by works of equal brilliance. Also lost to the ages in the six to nine months since we shot them: five unique pieces at 1822 Division Street, three on the East Fisher Service Drive between Orleans and Riopelle, and Sintex’s excellent rendition of a classic Coleman Young photograph on the east wall of Cheap Charlies at 1461 Gratiot Avenue. On a positive note, you can still find all of ’em here; some of ’em only here. You’re welcome. ~I♥DM

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1. Unknown Artist

Northwest corner or Mack & Elmwood, east wall

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2. ‘Yogurt’

Northwest corner or Mack & Elmwood, east wall

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3. ‘Repht’ aka ‘Reft’

Northwest corner or Mack & Elmwood, east wall

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4. Anthony Lister

Hendricks Street just west of Dubois, west wall

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5. ‘Sintex’

Cheap Charlies, 1461 Gratiot Avenue, northeast wall

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6. ‘Sintex’

Cheap Charlies, 1461 Gratiot Avenue, northeast wall

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7. Anthony Lister

1429 Gratiot Avenue, southwest wall

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8. Unknown Artist

1429 Gratiot Avenue, west wall

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9. ‘Birdo’

2457 Riopelle Street

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10. Unknown Artist

2456 Riopelle @ East Fisher Freeway Service Drive, south wall

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11. ‘Gable’

2456 Riopelle @ East Fisher Freeway Service Drive, south wall

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12. Unknown Artist

2456 Riopelle @ East Fisher Freeway Service Drive, south wall

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13. ‘Stori’

North/South alley running from East Fisher Freeway Service Drive to Winder Street between Riopelle & Orleans

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14. Unknown Artist

North/South alley running from East Fisher Freeway Service Drive to Winder Street between Riopelle & Orleans

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15. Unknown Artist

North/South alley running from East Fisher Freeway Service Drive to Winder Street between Riopelle & Orleans

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16. Unknown Artist

North/South alley running from East Fisher Freeway Service Drive to Winder Street between Riopelle & Orleans

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17. ‘Spor’

North/South alley running from East Fisher Freeway Service Drive to Winder Street between Riopelle & Orleans

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18. ‘Wolfe’

North/South alley running from East Fisher Freeway Service Drive to Winder Street between Riopelle & Orleans

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19. ‘Droids’

Red Bull House of Art, 1551 Winder Street

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20. Ales ‘Bask’ Hostomsky & Glenn Barr

Red Bull House of Art, 1551 Winder Street

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21. Unknown Artist

Approximately 1550 Winder Street

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22. ‘HOXXOH’ aka Douglas Hoekzema

Approximately 1545 East Fisher Freeway Service Drive, just east of Orleans Street

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23. ‘Sintex’ – “Eastern Market. Gateway to the Underground Railroad. Beautiful Pride.”

Cutter’s Bar & Grill, 2638 Orleans @ Division, north wall

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24. Unknown Artist

1822 Division Street

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25. Unknown Artist

1822 Division Street, east wall

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26. Unknown Artist

1822 Division Street, east wall

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27. ‘Madeline'(?)

1822 Division Street, east wall

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28. ‘Sheryo’

1822 Division Street, east wall

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29. ‘Salut'(?)

Approximately 1930 Division Street, west wall

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30. ‘Daek’ aka Daek William

Approximately 1930 Division Street, west wall

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31. ‘Fecks’

Approximately 1930 Division Street, west wall

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32. ‘Yok’, ‘Sheryo’, ‘Daek’, ‘Fecks’ & ‘Points’

Approximately 1930 Division Street

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33. ‘Vidam’

Dumpster @ approximately 1825 Division Street

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34. ‘Yogurt

Approximately 1840 Alfred Street, south wall

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35. Unknown Artist

Approximately 1840 Alfred Street, south wall

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36. ‘Gasm’

Approximately 1840 Alfred Street, north wall of southwest wing

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37. ‘Reft’ aka ‘Repht’

Approximately 1840 Alfred Street, north wall of southwest wing

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38. ‘Vidam’

1801 Division @ Orleans, east wall

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39. Jake Merton – “RIP ★ NEKST”

The Cultivation Station, 2518 Market Street, north wall

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40. David ‘Meggs‘ Hooke

Approximately 1450 Wilkins Street, south wall

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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.