artnet news | Alyssa Buffenstein:
A beloved Detroit street artist died on Monday, May 1, after suffering a fall while working on a piece at an arts complex. 34-year-old Jordan Vaughn, also known as his graffiti tag “Tead,” was a well-known presence on the streets of Detroit for the past two decades.
He also showed his work in galleries, the Detroit Free Press reports. “You don’t see a lot of graffiti artists who transition out of [graffiti] and make it into an art career,” said Dan Armand, chief creative office and partner for Inner State Gallery and 1xRun Editions, and friend of Vaughn’s. “He was one of those guys where his stuff was so good, he was always pushing the boundaries and was able to move… read more
Image | Jordan ‘Tead’ Vaughn at Inner State Gallery. Image courtesy the gallery.