Shepard Fairey will paint his largest mural to date in Detroit, on the recently purchased and soon to be renamed Compuware Building.
The 184 ft wide by 60 ft tall piece will go up some time during Detroit Library Street Gallery‘s “Printed Matters” exhibition, running from May 22 to August 31 across the street. The show features prints inside the gallery using slightly more unorthodox materials such as wood and metal, whilst an outdoor section of the gallery called ‘The Belt’ showcases a smaller mural, displayed for the duration of the event.
Shepard’s largest piece will be placed on the blank, vertical, yellow space shown in the middle of the building, which was recently joint-purchased by two large companies.
LSG displays modern and contemporary fine art, and has previously exhibited artists such as HUSH, Vhils and VNA cover stars Swoon and Cleon Peterson. Printed Matters promises to explore Shepard’s usual themes of iconography and phenomenology alongside his own musical and artistic influences.