The People's Dragon

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Dublin Core

Title

The People's Dragon

Subject

Automobile industry workers
Dragons in art
Robots

Description

Depicts industrial workers working on a robotic dragon that is breathing fire and shooting laser beams from it's eyes. The Chinese characters roughly translate to "The dragon's name is Detroit, it will rise, and together we will make it powerful!" It is intended to be an homage to Diego Rivera's "Detroit Industry Mural" located in the Detroit Institute of Arts museum. The "alla prima" technique was used to mix layers of paint that are often still wet to create this mixed media mural that uses both brushwork and spray paint.

Creator

Anthony Lee

Publisher

Murals in the Market

Date

Date Created: 2017
Date Photographed: 2021-11-29

Format

Medium: Acrylic house paint, BEHR MARQUEE paint, Montana Gold (high pressure) spray paint, Montana Black (low pressure) spray paint, MTN 94 spray paint
Support: Brick and masonry
Extent: Approximately 20' x 45'

Language

English

Type

Physical Object

Identifier

DMM-2021-007

Has Version

Early images: instagram.com/p/BZri6ucA1Tj

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Spatial Coverage

Address: NE side of 2730 Orleans St
Coordinates: 42.34892586112578, -83.03797973870844

Geolocation

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Collection

Citation

Anthony Lee, “The People's Dragon,” Wayne State University - School of Information Sciences, accessed September 26, 2022, https://waynestateu.omeka.net/items/show/403.