Artist Creates Custom Prints to Benefit Detroit Documentary


Hugh MacLeod, a best-selling author and the artist behind Gaping Void, has created a custom, limited-edition print to benefit Lemonade: Detroit, a documentary about the revival of the city.

Boston-based filmmaker Erik Proulx has funded the making of the film entirely by donations from supporters of the Detroit story. Proceeds from the Gaping Void "Shut up and reinvent Detroit" prints will go directly toward production of Lemonade: Detroit.

Each print is signed and numbered by Hugh and artwork is available in two sizes: 15x18 and 24x30. Both small and large prints are available for purchase online in the Gaping Void Gallery.

Given the recent "bad" census news coming out of Detroit, the film is an opportunity to tell a different story. The story of community art centers, young entrepreneurs, newly opened storefronts and restaurants, all things actually happening right now in Detroit.

Proulx's first film, Lemonade, told the story of 16 people who lost their jobs and seized the opportunity pursue their life's work. "Lemonade: Detroit" takes a similar approach.

Supporters of the film can purchase the "Shut up and reinvent Detroit" Gaping Void prints or visit to purchase individuals frames of the film for $1.

by Steve Hall    Apr- 6-11   Click to Comment   
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