Untitled ["Detroit," "Eastern Market"]

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Dublin Core

Title

Untitled ["Detroit," "Eastern Market"]

Subject

Eastern Market (Detroit, Mich.)
Produce trade

Description

Depicts a driver lifting a giant watermelon using a forklift and carrying various produce stored in crates on trailers behind the fork truck. The text "Detroit" and "Eastern Market" are displayed on the produce crates. The mural was designed by Alex Pollock and painted by Ed Lee in 1972 and restored by Vito Valdez and other Detroit artists in 2013 with support from the city of Detroit, the Hudson-Weber foundation, the Masco Corporation, and Behr.

Creator

Alex Pollock
Ed Lee

Publisher

The city of Detroit
Hudson-Weber foundation
Masco Corporation
Behr.

Date

Date Created: 1972
Date Photographed: 2021-11-03

Format

Support: Brick and masonry
Extent: Approximately 50' x 130'

Language

English

Type

Physical Object

Identifier

DMM-2021-090

Has Version

Article on mural restoration: detroit.curbed.com/2013/10/30/10181540/restoration-of-eastern-markets-largest-mural-nearly-complete

Spatial Coverage

Address: SE side of 2448 Market St
Coordinates: 42.345881559854064, -83.03863415393448

Geolocation

Social Bookmarking

Collection

Citation

Alex Pollock Ed Lee, “Untitled ["Detroit," "Eastern Market"],” Wayne State University - School of Information Sciences, accessed September 26, 2022, https://waynestateu.omeka.net/items/show/491.