Mural vandalized in Southwest Detroit

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The mural was apparently defaced with white spray paint. - Photo taken from Lee DeVito's Facebook page
Photo taken from Lee DeVito's Facebook page
The mural was apparently defaced with white spray paint.
We've sent inquiries out about an act of vandalism that apparently occurred over the weekend. 

Mural vandalized in Southwest Detroit
Photo courtesy Amelia Duran
The mural in question is on the south side of 3439 Livernois Ave., the headquarters of Detroit's Garage Cultural (which we've written about before). The mural was done by Jesús Benitez, who was interviewed by our old colleague Lee DeVito while he painted it. Benitez had said he liked Detroit so far — in some ways, he said, it reminded him of Mexico City. Look closely at the mural and you'll find a nifty reference to the film Robocop.

Mural vandalized in Southwest Detroit
Photo courtesy Amelia Duran
We hear through the grapevine that 1XRUN's Roula David, who commissioned the mural, says they plan to fix it. 

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Michael Jackman

Born in 1969 at Mount Carmel hospital in Detroit, Jackman grew up just 100 yards from the Detroit city line in east Dearborn. Jackman has attended New York University, the School of Visual Arts, Northwestern University and Wayne State University, though he never got a degree. He has worked as a bar back, busboy,...
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