On Vacation In Detroit, European Graffiti Artists Are Painting The Town

A group of artists from Germany and Austria -- on holiday in Detroit -- are painting large murals in the Eastern Market area. Three more images are below.

One of the fanciful murals finished last week. 

The artists, from a collective known as The Weird, told The Detroit News  they have permission for their artwork. On Friday, the crew was covering two sides of a building on Russell at Adelaide.

The artists’ styles vary but are loosely based on comic book character design. At home they work as artists, graphic artists, illustrators and lecturers, and have created art for international companies, public institutes and other clients.

The Weird also has a group exhibition at Detroit’s Inner State Gallery, 1410 Gratiot Ave., featuring all 10 members of the collective, with original artwork as well as paper and screen prints. The free show will be on display through July 14.

The photo at right and ywo work-in-progress shots below are from the gallery's Facebook page.

Work continues on this second mural by members of the visiting collective. This photo was posted Sunday.

This portion of mural No. 2 is on a side of the same building as the main portion above.


Read more:  The Detroit News

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