STEPHEN MAGSIG at David Klein Gallery

STEPHEN MAGSIG at David Klein Gallery
at David Klein Gallery

29 February 2008

Brush Park Rooms, SOLD


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Brush Park Rooms, oil on linen panel, 7"x5", click on image to enlarge.
This detail is of a boarded up rooming house in the Brush Park District of Detroit. This once opulent area of Detroit is undergoing a revival. Older buildings like this are being restored and new condominiums are being built.
It is sad that so many were demolished by neglect before the upturn.
#220

My wife, Janet Hamrick, has an opening tonight Friday, Feb 29, at the Lemberg Gallery in Ferndale, 5-8 pm If you are in the area please stop by and say hi!

We lost our studio cat, Duchamp, this week. He was a beautiful Russian Blue that enriched our lives for almost 20 years. We love and miss him very, very much.

27 February 2008

Detail, Maccabees Building, SOLD


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Maccabees Building, Detail, oil on linen panel, 7"x5", click on image to enlarge.
1920's office skyscraper with Art Deco aspects. Architect: Albert Kahn. The Detroit Public School system took over the building in 1960 to use as their headquarters. Currently owned by Wayne State University.

26 February 2008

Guardian Building, Detail, SOLD


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Guardian Building, Detail, oil on linen panel, 7"x5", click on image to enlarge.
A beautiful building in the Art Deco style. Built in 1928-29 by Smith Hinchman & Grylls. The exterior is a blend of brickwork, tile, limestone, and terra cotta. The tiles are Pewabic and Rockwood.

25 February 2008

24 February 2008

RR Bridge Shadows, SOLD


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RR Bridge Shadows, oil on linen panel, 7"x5", click on image to enlarge.
Interesting old RR Building and Bridge.
#215

23 February 2008

J.L. Hudson Building, SOLD



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J.L. Hudson Building, oil on linen panel, 7"x5", click on image to enlarge.
The famous JL Hudson Building. It was demolished to make way for The Compuware World Headquarters.
In the foreground is The Detroit Public Library.

22 February 2008

La Maison Blanche #3, SOLD


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La Maison Blanche #3, oil on linen panel, 7"x5", click on image to enlarge.
I have been watching this building for many years. It is near the old Detroit Tiger's baseball Stadium.

21 February 2008

The Green Roof, SOLD




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The Green Roof, oil on linen panel, 7"x5", click on image to enlarge.
This apartment building is in Corktown, one of the oldest areas of Detroit.

20 February 2008

Brush Park Red, SOLD




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Brush Park Red, oil on linen panel, 7"x5", click on image to enlarge.
This gem was a boarding house before it was itself boarded up. Another in the Brush Park Series. This one is at the corner of Brush and Winder.

19 February 2008

La Maison Blanche 2, SOLD




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La Maison Blanche #2, oil on linen panel, 7"x5", click on image to enlarge.
One of many homes in Detroit in need some loving care. The housing market here is very bad, as is most of the country. The Detroit Free Press recently listed small homes like this for under $1,000.

18 February 2008

Detroit Blue #2, SOLD




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Detroit Blue #2, oil on linen panel, 7"x5", click on image to enlarge.
Industrial setting made more interesting with the snow, sun and shadows.

17 February 2008

The Onion Roll Deli, SOLD




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The Onion Roll Deli, oil on linen panel, 7"x5"
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The Onion Roll Deli is on Woodward Ave in Royal Oak. They have one of the best corned beef sandwiches in the Detroit area.

16 February 2008

The Detroit Alphabet, Letter "G", SOLD




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The Detroit Alphabet, letter "G", oil on linen panel, 7"x5"
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This is the fifth letter painting in the Detroit Alphabet series. It is from the Vinsetta Garage sign on Woodward Ave.
I would like to do a painting of all the letters based on vintage sign-age in Detroit. When the complete Detroit Alphabet is done I would like to make a book from the series, that would be available for purchase from this blog.

15 February 2008

Morton Salt, SOLD


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Morton Salt, oil on linen panel, 5"x5", click on image to enlarge.
Silos for the Morton Salt Co. on the Rouge River.

14 February 2008

Nocturne in Blue & Rose, SOLD


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Nocturne in Blue & Rose, oil on linen panel, 5"x7"
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An Industrial Nocturne on the river with rose notes in the sky.

13 February 2008

R.R. Bridge, Woodward Ave, SOLD


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R.R. Bridge, Woodward Ave, oil on linen panel, 5"x7"
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This R.R. Bridge is in Highland Park on Woodward Ave near the old Ford Model "T" plant.
Sometimes you can find beauty in the everyday things that most take for granted.


12 February 2008

River Rouge Barge, SOLD


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River Rouge Barge, oil on linen panel, 7"x5", click on image to enlarge.

Industrial scene of the River Rouge with barge.

11 February 2008

Brush Park #11, SOLD




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Brush Park #11, oil on linen panel, 7"x5", click on image to enlarge.
The eleventh painting in the Brush Park Series.

10 February 2008

Brush Park #10, SOLD




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Brush Park #10, oil on linen panel, 7"x5", click on image to enlarge.
The tenth painting in the Brush Park Series.

09 February 2008

Hamtramck House, SOLD


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This is my 200th. Daily Painting.
Hamtramck House, oil on linen panel, 7"x5", click on image to enlarge.
This house was torn down to make way for another building.

08 February 2008

Shadows on a Green Wall


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Shadows on a Green Wall, oil on linen panel, 7"x5", click on image to enlarge.
I found the cast shadows on this building very mysterous, they seem to appear from no where.

07 February 2008

CSX Locomotive, SOLD


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CSX Locomotive, oil on linen panel, 7"x5", click on image to enlarge.
This Diesel Engine was at the River Rouge Rail Yard.

06 February 2008

Penobscot Building in Low Clouds, SOLD


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Penobscot Building in Low Clouds, oil on linen panel, 7"x5", click on image to enlarge.
The low clouds created these wonderful soft colors on the Penobscot Building in downtown Detroit


05 February 2008

Bridge Nocturne, SOLD



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Bridge Nocturne, oil on linen panel, 5"x7", click on image to enlarge.
Nocturne of the Ambassador Bridge.


04 February 2008

The Sunlit House, SOLD


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The Sunlit House, oil on linen panel, 7"x5", click on image to enlarge.
This shadow on my neighbor's house is from the spruce tree in our front yard.


03 February 2008

Downriver Nocturne, SOLD


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Downriver Nocturne, oil on linen panel, 5"x7", click on image to enlarge.

Another nocturne, guess I am in my Blue Period. This is the downriver power plant along the Detroit River. It was torn down in the late 80's. Another visual record of Detroit lost.

02 February 2008

River Nocturne Winter, SOLD


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River Nocturne Winter, oil on linen panel, 7"x5", click on image to enlarge

Detroit River with ice and in moonlight. I think the winter weather is getting to me, maybe something a little brighter for tomorrow.

01 February 2008

Bridge Nocturne Winter, SOLD


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Bridge Nocturne Winter, oil on linen panel, 7"x5", click on image to enlarge.
A nocturne painting of the Ambassador Bridge with snow. The bridge links Detroit with our Canadian neighbors.