Model D TV: Holy Hip-Hop!

If you thought Kanye West's ego was big at the Grammys, check out his pose at the the Holy Hip-Hop! exhibit at MOCAD. The show captures some of the biggest stars of hip-hop in larger-than-life portraits.

Model D TV videographer Tom Hendrickson interviews the artist, Russian-born American painter Alex Melamid, as he gives a tour of the exhibit, on display at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit on Woodward in Midtown.

The show is bringing more national attention to Detroit's newest museum, as it's the first solo show for Melamid, a renowned and outspoken artist who long collaborated with Vitaly Komar, with whom he founded the Soviet Realist Pop art movement, Sots Art, which satirized Soviet Socialist Realism.

The rap artists and the painter are an unlikely pairing, but what comes out if it is quite amazing.

Take a look. The show runs through April 20. MOCAD is at 4454 Woodward Avenue at Garfield Street, and is open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday and Sunday, and and 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Admission to the museum is free, unless otherwise indicated.

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