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Run #00829
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TYPE:Archival Pigment Print on 310gsm Museum Natural Fine Art Paper
SIZE:24 x 16 Inches
Edition Size 50
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The framing option for this RUN includes a 1 Inch Black Wood Frame with UV-Glass, foam core backing and ready to hang hardware.


Long before "Street Art" was a buzz word in the current parlance of our times Tyree Guyton was THE Street Artist. For nearly 30 years on Detroit's east side he has waged a personal war on urban blight, transforming his neighborhood into a living indoor/outdoor art gallery. Through his massive art installation The Heidelberg Project, which spans several city blocks, Guyton has drawn attention to the plight of Detroit’s forgotten neighborhoods and spurred discussion and action with reductions in drug trafficking, gang violence, and crime. Guyton’s vision for Heidelberg is to transform the two block area into Detroit’s own Ghetto Guggenheim.

As Detroiter's we are extremely proud to present Tyree Guyton's debut release on 1xRUN and are honored to announce his exhibition Spirit will open Friday October 17th at Inner State Gallery. To join the advanced collector preview email tyree@1xrun.com .

"This image is part of my Faces Of God series. I have been working on this series for 25 years now. I’ve been told that sometimes it takes 10 years or so to get a series right. I have transcended “getting it right” to developing my own style, having some fun in the process and creating some interesting characters. It’s my way of looking at human life and creating magic. I’m very excited for these images to go out into the world. They force me to ask who is God? Why are we created in his image? With this series I’m trying to understand this entity that we call God and at the same time understand life.” - Tyree Guyton

This RUN comes signed, numbered and with a Certificate of Authenticity from Tyree Guyton and 1xRUN.

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Primarily a painter and an installation artist, Tyree Guyton has also been described as an urban environmental artist. He has waged a personal war on urban blight on Detroit's East Side, transforming his childhood neighborhood into a living indoor/outdoor art museum. Through his art, Tyree has drawn attention to the plight of Detroit’s forgotten neighborhoods and spurred discussion and action.

“When you come to the Heidelberg Project, I want you to think—really think! My art is a medicine for the community. You can’t heal the land until you heal the minds of the people,” says Tyree. This iconic colorfully painted polka dotted neighborhood, which symbolizes our society’s diversity, has played a vital role in transforming the visual indignities of poverty and have placed an international spotlight in this particular community.

Recognized as one of the most powerful art environments in the world, the HP anchors work in: Reinvention and Revitalization of Urban Spaces, Politics of Creativity, Urban Renewal and Education, Urban Ecology and Environmental Justice through Public Art. As the Heidelberg Project celebrates its 30th anniversary, Tyree’s hope is that the community will assume a larger role in the continued evolution of the Heidelberg Project.

Tyree studied at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit and in 2009 was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Fine Art. He exhibits his work extensively throughout the United States and the world. Tyree’s art is featured in the Detroit Institute of Arts, the University of Michigan Museum of Art, the Studio Museum of Harlem and many others. His work as an artist has earned him over 18 awards, locally and nationally. Tyree has also been featured in major publications, books, and television (including the Oprah Winfrey Show) and was the subject of the Emmy Award Winning Documentary, Come Unto Me, the Faces of Tyree Guyton; and more recently the subject of a book published in 2007 by WSU Press, Connecting the Dots, Tyree Guyton’s Heidelberg Project—a 2008 Michigan Notable Book. Tyree is married and continues to live and work in the city of Detroit.
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