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Denver Business Journal Uses Uncredited Street Art in Corporate Project

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Nationally renowned muralists Thomas “Detour” Evans and Hiero could never have predicted where an uncredited close-up of their portrait of George Floyd — one of the most essential artworks created in Denver in 2020 — would land: in the Denver Business Journal‘s annual Book of Lists, published on December 25. The publication used the portrait of the man, whose death at the hands of Minneapolis police triggered a summer of anti-racist protests, to introduce lists of big players in “Corporate Colorado.”

And they certainly couldn’t have predicted that the work would be reproduced without a mention of the people who made it, its location (East Colfax Avenue and High Street), or the name of the victim of police violence depicted by these artists as part of their Spray Their