Posted by on June 5, 2017 in Graffiti / Street Art - No comments

Nicole Macdonald’s “Detroit Portrait Series: Black Bottom & Paradise Valley” @ Gratiot Ave & St Joseph, Detroit

Find Nicole Macdonald’s second installment of her Detroit Portrait Series, “Black Bottom and Paradise Valley” on the exterior walls of Gratiot Liquor at 3343 Gratiot Avenue, just a few blocks northeast of the city’s Eastern Market District. Learn more about this local artist, her history and this project through articles posted at metrotimes.com and the artist’s own website, ncolemacdonald.com. Learn more about the historical/political figures depicted and their relationships to the city of Detroit by clicking on the links we’ve embedded in each of their names below. Finally, hit up just two more of our links to check out the rampant muralism urban explorers have been treated to over the last two Autumns in just about this exact part of town. ~I♥DM

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1. Billie Holiday

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2. Reverend Clarence LaVaughn Franklin and Aretha Franklin

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3. General Gordon Baker Jr.

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4. Coleman Young

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5. Joe Louis

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6. Joe Von Battle

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7. Alberta Adams

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8. Fannie B. Peck

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9. Ron Scott

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10. Louis Emanuel Martin Jr.

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11. Dinah Washington

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12. William Nathaniel “Sunnie” Wilson

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13. Quill Pettway

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14. Sippie Wallace

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15. John Lee Hooker

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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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