Detroit’s “Mural of the Year” competition, which opened Friday night at Detroit Metropolitan Museum of Art, was held at a cost of $7 million to $8 million, with the winner’s mural becoming the centerpiece of the Museum’s permanent collection.
In total, the murals will be on display in the Museum of Contemporary Art and in the Wayne County Museum of Natural History.
The winners will be announced in January.
According to the Detroit News, the winners of the competition were:The Grand Rapids, Mich., artist Frank Rizzo’s mural, which won the prestigious Grand Rapids Regional Art Award for its use of color and light, cost $2.9 million, while the New York artist and sculptor Gustavo Martinez’s mural was named the top mural of the year in the National Gallery of Art.
The mural of Mexican artist Jose Luis Rodriguez and the Spanish-born artist Rafael Dominguez, both in Detroit, cost nearly $6 million, and the work of Argentine artist Antonio Barrera in Detroit cost $6.2 million.
The finalist of the grand prize was the work by artist Pauline LeBlanc, who won the National Medal of Arts for her mural in Washington, D.C., which cost $1.8 million.
LeBlanc’s work was on display at the National Museum of African American History and Culture and the National Archives.
Rizzo said he was excited about the project.
“The mural was one of the most ambitious projects that I have ever been involved in,” Rizzosaid.
“I was very, very pleased with it.
It is one of my most beautiful paintings.
I have never worked on anything like this before.
I’m just so grateful for this opportunity to make something of it.
I don’t know what it will look like.”
According to Rizzoesart, the painting, which features a man, woman and child standing next to a wall, was inspired by a poem by a Mexican poet, Guillermo García Lorca.
“I was thinking about the poem ‘Los médicas de Dios,’ which translates as ‘The Land of My Heart,’ which is the Latin phrase that means ‘the land of my heart,'” Rizzolasaid.
“It is also an idea of the heart, a heart of love, of a heart that is in a very strange place, and I think that was what I was thinking of when I drew it.”
In this case, the heart of the person is also the person that lives in the house, and that was also the inspiration of the painting.
It was also a reflection of the fact that this house is filled with love and joy and life, and also a symbol of hope.
“The mural, titled “A Little Love,” was also awarded a bronze medal in the International Council of Museums’ 2017 World Heritage Design award.
Razzo said the artwork will be a part of the permanent collection and on display for at least 10 years.