Most Interesting Piece at Wyandotte's River's Edge Gallery Was Inspired by Kid Rock

Wyandotte Patch stopped into the River's Edge Gallery to find out what's the most interesting piece on display.

The most interesting piece at Wyandotte's River's Edge Gallery showcases, perhaps, Detroit's most famous musician — Kid Rock.

The painting, High Rock, by Downriver native Bill Morrison, depicts Kid Rock in dark sunglasses and dark clothes beneath a bottle cap marked, "High Rock Dry."

Gallery director Jeremy Hansen selected the painting as the most interesting in the gallery because of the piece's pop-culture representation and for the artist who painted the image.

Morrison was born in Lincoln Park and has worked on several projects seen by people all over the world including dozens of movie posters for Walt Disney Pictures animated films, according to the River's Edge website.

Morrison painted movie posters for Disney hits like Bambi, Cinderella, Peter Pan, The Jungle Book, The Prince and the Pauper and The Little Mermaid.

As art director for Bongo Comics, created by The Simpsons creator Matt Groening, Morrison drew the first Simpsons comic story and has worked on every Bongo Comics project to date, according to the website.

Morrison also worked with Groening on early character designs for the television show Futurama and served as the series' art director.

Art and Kid Rock aficionados can purchase Morrison's piece at River's Edge Gallery for $5,000.

For more on Morrison's work, read the full story from his visit to Wyandotte.


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