STEPHEN MAGSIG at David Klein Gallery

STEPHEN MAGSIG at David Klein Gallery
at David Klein Gallery

31 May 2008

General Motors Building, SOLD


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General Motors Building, oil on linen panel, 7"x5"
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The General Motors Headquarters building on the Detroit River with sunny skies. Yesterdays Detroit Free Press headline read: 19,000 READY TO LEAVE GM. Another sad day for GM, Detroit and Michigan.
#312

30 May 2008

The Detroit Alphabet "N", SOLD


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The Detroit Alphabet "N", oil on linen panel, 7"x5"
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Neon letter "N" along Woodward Ave.
#311

29 May 2008

Michigan Palace Theatre, detail, SOLD


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Michigan Palace Theatre, detail, oil on linen panel, 7"x5"
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Back to Detroit images. This is a detail of the Michigan Palace Theatre that is currently being used as a parking garage
#310

28 May 2008

Empire State Building Nocturne, SOLD


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Empire State Building Nocturne, oil on linen panel, 7"x5"
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We are back in Detroit after a long evening, we sat on the tarmac at La Guardia for almost 4 hours waiting for storms to pass. This post is my way of saying good night New York. Tomorrow I will be back posting Detroit images. The New York images have been received very well and I may continue to do a few along with the Detroit images. We have been subletting the same loft in lower Manhattan now for 15 years and it is like our home away from home. Our trip was very successful, we saw friends, lots of art and shot lots of photo ref and walked and walked and walked. It will take a few days for our feet to recover.
#309

27 May 2008

Howard Street Tags, SOLD


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Howard Street Tags, oil on linen panel, 7"x5"
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Howard Street is one of my favorites, it is only about four blocks long, and has some of my favorite buildings.
This one dates to before the Civil War. It is almost always covered with graffiti and tags, which I find very interesting. The daily stimulation one is bombarded with is overwhelming. I will see more in one block of NY than I see in a month in Detroit.
Tomorrow will be the last of the NY paintings for now. There has been very good response to them so I may do more in the future and maybe start a second blog with NY paintings and photos of NY graffiti.
#308

26 May 2008

Chelsea Detail, SOLD


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Chelsea Detail, oil on linen panel, 7"x5"
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A detail of a Chelsea Building. I really like these metal decorative pieces on top of buildings all over NY. Sometimes thy are dented and smashed, leaving you wondering what crashed into the top of the building
#307


Artist Mark Oberndorf shooting photos.
Yesterday we had a studio visit from Artist Mark Oberndorf. After the studio visit and lunch, Mark, Janet and I spent the afternoon in SOHO and the West Village taking photographs and talking art. A great way to spend the day.

25 May 2008

The Chelsea Hotel, SOLD


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The Chelsea Hotel, oil on linen panel, 7"x5"
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The famous Chelsea Hotel at night.
#306

24 May 2008

The "A" Train, SOLD


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The "A" Train, oil on linen panel, 7"x5"
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Had to take the A train uptown to shoot photos for a commission.
Mass transportation is so wonderful, the lack of a transet system really handicaps the growth of Detroit.
#305

23 May 2008

Chelsea Tanks & ESB, SOLD


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Chelsea Tanks & ESB, oil on linen panel, 7"x5"
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This view is from the ninth floor in one of the Chelsea Gallery district buildings, The George Billis Gallery was in this building before moving to the ground floor on 25th st.
#304

22 May 2008

New York Skyline, SOLD


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New York Skyline, oil on linen panel, 7"x5"
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This is the fifth of the New York paintings.
A view of New York & the Hudson River
#303

21 May 2008

Broadway Reflections, SOLD


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Broadway Reflections, detail, oil on linen panel, 7"x5"
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This is the fourth of the New York paintings.
A detail of the reflections on a window on Broadway.
Well we know we are not in Kansas any more when a bottle of water is $8.00. We had a delightful dinner at Lucky Strike last night after walking the Chelsea Gallery district in in a heavy rain. It is great to be back in NY
#302

20 May 2008

Spring Street Subway Station, SOLD


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Spring Street Subway Station, oil on linen panel, 5"x5"
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This is the third of the New York paintings.
The view coming out of the Spring Street Subway Station
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A couple shots of friends, family, and peers at the opening.

19 May 2008

Manhattan Bridge, detail, my 300th Blog Post, SOLD


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Manhattan Bridge, detail, oil on linen panel, 7"x5"
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This is the second of the New York paintings.
A detail of the base of the Manhattan Bridge.
#300

Some installation shots of the David Klein Gallery show.
I will post some shots from the opening tomorrow



18 May 2008

Empire State Building at dusk, SOLD


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Empire State Building at dusk, oil on linen panel, 7"x5"
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This is the first of the New York paintings. We will be in NYC for ten days and I will try to post as many days as I can.
I will also be posting some photos from the opening as soon as I can get my act together. Thanks to all that have inquired.
#299

Michigan Central#3, SOLD

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Michigan Central#3, oil on linen panel, 7"x5"
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I missed posting this one because of travel time to New York.
Another in the Mi Central series.
#298

16 May 2008

Mi Central #2, SOLD


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Mi Central #2, oil on linen panel, 7"x5"
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This is a view of the station from what is left of the covered walkway that protected passengers going to and from the station to the loading area
#297

15 May 2008

The Blue House, SOLD


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The Blue House, oil on linen panel, 7"x5"
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So many wonderful shades of blue on this house and sky.
#296

14 May 2008

RR Bridge at Woodward Ave, SOLD


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RR Bridge at Woodward Ave, oil on linen panel, 7"x5"
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A RR Bridge over Woodward ave. in Highland Park
#295

13 May 2008

Detroit Blues


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Detroit Blues, oil on linen panel, 7"x5"
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Corner industrial building on John R.
#294

12 May 2008

Jim's Ice Cream Pallis

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Jim's Ice Cream Pallis
SOLDoil on linen panel, 7"x5"
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Jimi's Ice Cream Pallis is down the street from the studio we had in Royal Oak. They opened for the season last week.
#293

11 May 2008

Project Orange Detail

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Project Orange Detail, oil on linen panel, 7"x5"
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A detail of one of the Project Orange buildings against a deep blue sky.
#292

10 May 2008

Bridge Shadows

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Bridge Shadows
SOLD
oil on linen panel, 5"x7"
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Urban landscape with bridge and shadows. This is in Hamtramck.
For those in the area, my show at the David Klein Gallery opens today, Saturday May 10, 5-8, please stop by.
#291

09 May 2008

Michigan Central, Detail#2, SOLD

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Michigan Central, Detail#2, oil on linen panel, 5"x7"
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Another in the Michigan Central Depot series, I wanted to use the palette from the large Mi Central painting before it dried up. This is the window and arch for the main entrance to the station.
For those in the area, my show at the David Klein Gallery opens tomorrow, Saturday May 10, 5-8, please stop by.
#290

08 May 2008

John R & Montana, SOLD

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John R & Montana, oil on linen panel, 7"x5"
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Beautiful corner storefront at John R & Montana St.

MICHIGAN CENTRAL DEPOT

Michigan Central Depot, 60"x42" Oil on linen
The latest painting for my show that opens this Saturday, May 10, 5-8 pm
at the David Klein Gallery.
If you are in the area please stop by and say hi.
#289

07 May 2008

House in Shadow, SOLD


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House in Shadow, oil on linen panel, 7"x5"
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I could not resist these two beauties.
#288

06 May 2008

McGregor Public Library, SOLD


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McGregor Public Library, oil on linen panel, 7"x5"
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The closed and boarded-up Beaux Arts McGregor Public Library in late afternoon light. The original site was owned by Katherine Mc Gregor-daughter of lumber baron David Whitney and used as an orphanage for waifs and foundlings. The site was donated to the city of Highland Park for use as a library. It is closed due to budgetary problems. It was built in 1926 by Tilton & Githens
#287

05 May 2008

Brush Park Alley, SOLD


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Brush Park Alley, oil on linen panel, 7"x5"
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I really liked the shadows and the sense of rural and urban in this Brush Park scene. Feels like a country road in the heart of the city.
#286

04 May 2008

Detroit Tigers Stadium #2, SOLD


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Detroit Tigers Stadium#2, oil on linen panel, 7"x5"
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A detail of the old Detroit Tigers Stadium Ticket stand, the stadium isno longer used by the Tigers. It is to be torn down within the next month. Second in the Tiger Stadium series.
#285

03 May 2008

Rickel Malt II, SOLD


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Rickel Malt II, Detail, oil on linen panel, 5"x5"
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The Rickel Malt buildings near Gratiot Ave. These are no longer standing.
Rickel supplied the local Stroh Brewery with malt for making beer.
#284

02 May 2008

Detroit Tigers Stadium, Detail, SOLD


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Detroit Tigers Stadium, Detail, oil on linen panel, 7"x5"
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A detail of the old Detroit Tigers Stadium, no longer used by the Tigers. It is to be torn down within the next month. I may do a series of paintings of the exterior detalis.
#283

Fisher Building , SOLD

Thursday, May 1, 2008

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Fisher Building Nocturne, oil on linen panel, 7"x5"
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The third Fisher Building nocturne. We were returning from the opening at Alley Culture and this was the view of the Fisher Building.
#282