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Detroit’s Object Orange

Detroit’s Object Orange
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A group of four unknown artists in Detroit, Michigan are on a mission to beautify their neighborhood by painting the old, dilapidated and abandoned buildings bright orange in hopes of...

Jeff Squires
  • 8 december 2006

A group of four unknown artists in Detroit, Michigan are on a mission to beautify their neighborhood by painting the old, dilapidated and abandoned buildings bright orange in hopes of drawing attention to the eye sores.  The foursome have been anonymously painting the front sides of the derelict structures Tiggeriffic Orange in an attempt to get the city to knock them down.   

The artist’s claim that when the buildings are demolished

“crime goes down and morale goes up.  It’s our way of taking something negative and making something positive out of it; it’s kind of the opposite of apathy.  The important thing that happens then, is people start talking.”

You can also listen to an interview with the Wooster Collective on NPR talking about Detroit’s Object Orange Project here.

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