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Fishman’s Mural “Rise” to Grace Detroit Skyline

April 5th, 2018

According to the Detroit Free Press, a new 170-foot-by-60-foot mural by accomplished artist and Painting Artist-in-Residence Beverly Fishman will rank among the largest pieces of public art in Detroit once it’s finished by early May. Entitled “Rise,” the colorful, abstract mural will bring a vivid transformation to the north-facing wall of the brutalist-style architecture of the Detroit City Club Apartments at 1431 Washington Blvd. “Rise” will be one of four murals within blocks of each other.

Fishman says in the Metro Times,  the mural’s “rhythmic repetitions” were designed to counterpoint the building’s horizontal balconies and were inspired by the “pulse of the city’s electronic music scene” as well as “the echo of its assembly lines.”

“Detroit always had a huge effect on me — even before I moved to the area,” says Fishman, who grew up in Philadelphia before migrating to New York and eventually settling in Michigan in the 1990s.