Detroit, Michigan: Detroit Chimera Graffiti Mural

The self-claimed Largest Graffiti Mural in Detroit was painted by artist Kobie Solomon in 2012. It depicts a Chimera, a mythical animal made of parts of other animals.
1600 Clay St., Detroit, MI
I-75 exit 54. Drive east on Clay St. for two blocks. When Hartwick St. intersects on the left, turn right into the Russell Industrial Center. Park, then walk west to the building wall that faces I-75.
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Detroit Chimera Graffiti Mural

On a large wall of Russell Industrial Center (an old auto factory turned into artist studios) is Michigan's largest graffiti mural. Measuring 8,750 square feet, the mural is the work of artist Kobie Solomon. It depicts a Chimera, a mythical animal made of parts of other animals. Kobie describes his work as being made of parts of all of Detroit's four major sports teams, as well as parts of Detroit's artistic community. After 1,000 hours of work, Kobie turned to Kickstarter to help fund his final push to complete the mural. Through Kickstarter, Kobie raised over $5,000 in July 2012.

[Eliza K, 10/26/2014]

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