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The Commissioner

Tony RoKo's avatar Tony RoKo

Acclaimed Detroit Artist Tony RoKo, whose unique style has become known as the face of Atwater Brewery’s distinctive labels, has created a 6-foot tall, expressive portrayal of an early Detroit firefighter, which will be featured at the event and adorn the label of Atwater’s newest beer. Depicting the bravery and nobility of these heroes, “The Commissioner” is framed with repurposed materials and collaged historic relics unique to the legacy of Detroit’s courageous protectors. “The Commissioner” will hang from August 16 through the evening of September 14 for the beer release celebration. The piece will then travel to Grand Rapids as RoKo’s entry in ArtPrize in honor of the internationally-renowned Detroit hotel. The piece will be on display from September 19th through October 7th at the Atwater’s Grand Rapids location at 201 Michigan St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 3 in
  • Medium: Acrylic Painting on Board
  • Width: 42 in
  • Year created: 2018
  • Height: 72 in