The Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit's [MOCAD] new paint job took many Midtowners by surprise last summer. While we're used to seeing the facade slathered in street art, the new murals went up in just three days, brightening Woodward Ave with a healthy dose of red paint. In case you missed it, there's now a video of the painting process. The facade is a tribute to Houston graffiti writer Sean Griffin, aka NEKST, who was known across the country for his huge, legible style. He died mysteriously at 33 years old, but spent a good portion of his last few years in Detroit. Similar murals can be spotted throughout the city.
· Press Release [MOCAD]
· Striking murals pay tribute to graffiti artist Nekst in Detroit [MCM]