STEPHEN MAGSIG at David Klein Gallery

STEPHEN MAGSIG at David Klein Gallery
at David Klein Gallery

30 September 2008

Rouge Blast Furnace #2, SOLD


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Rouge Blast Furnace #2, oil on linen panel, 7"x5"
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I really love these blast furnaces. Maybe it reminds me of a time when Americans made things rather than just sell money. There is so much strength and beauty in these pillars of Industry
#420

29 September 2008

Port of Detroit, SOLD


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Port of Detroit, oil on linen panel, 5"x7"
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A view of the Port of Detroit, with a Freighter ready to unload/load at the dock
#419

27 September 2008

Brooklyn Bridge#10, SOLD


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Brooklyn Bridge#10, oil on linen panel, 7"x5"
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The tenth Brooklyn Bridge painting of the 125th Anniversary series
#418

26 September 2008

Brush Park Shadows#2, SOLD


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Brush Park Shadows#2, oil on linen panel, 7"x5"
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Warm light and shadows on the side of a Brush Park Building.
#417

25 September 2008

Reflections, Belle Isle, SOLD


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Reflections, Belle Isle, oil on linen panel, 7"x5"
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Reflections on the North end of Belle Isle
#416

24 September 2008

Detroit Alphabet H, SOLD


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Detroit Alphabet H, oil on linen panel, 7"x5"
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The Detroit Alphabet "H" from the series of painting inspired by neon and vintage letters from the Detroit area.
This "H" is from the window of Herman's Bakery, an excellent old fashioned bakery that has the best Rye bread and lunch sticks!
#415

23 September 2008

Sky Blue Pink, SOLD


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Sky Blue Pink, oil on linen panel, 7"x5"
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Pink ice cream sign against a crisp cobalt blue sky. Not sure where the term came from and what it means. But I remember my father using the term Sky Blue Pink. Does anyone know what it means? I just thought it made a great title for this painting.
#414

20 September 2008

The Shadow, SOLD


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The Shadow, oil on linen panel, 5"x5"
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Wonderful little building and shadow along Woodward Ave.
#413

19 September 2008

Woodward Ave Blues, SOLD


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Woodward Ave Blues, oil on linen panel,7"x5"
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Wonderful little Polka Dot sign along Woodward Ave in midtown Detroit. We have been having beautiful crisp, clean, and cool air this fall with beautiful deep blue skies.
#412

18 September 2008

Pointe Aux Barques #3, SOLD


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Pointe Aux Barques #3, oil on linen panel,7"x5"
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The third Pointe Aux Barques painting.
#411

17 September 2008

Brooklyn Bridge #9, SOLD


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Brooklyn Bridge #9,, oil on linen panel,7"x5"
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The ninth Brooklyn Bridge painting of the 125th Anniversary series
#410

16 September 2008

Pointe Aux Barques#2, SOLD


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Pointe Aux Barques#2, oil on linen panel, 5"x7"
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The second in a series of Pointe Aux Barques paintings. This the view from Cliff Road at the tip of the Thumb in Michigan.
#409

15 September 2008

Rouge Nocturne #2, SOLD


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Rouge Nocturne #2, oil on linen panel, 5"x7"
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The second in a series of River Rouge Industrial Nocturnes,
#408

14 September 2008

Justine's Elmore Library Show



Elmore Train Depot, Oil on Canvas, NFS


Elmore Alley #2, 13"x15" Oil on canvas, NFS


Elmore Alley #7, 20"x20", Oil on canvas NFS

The three paintings in today's post and the three in yesterday's are paintings that my Aunt,  Justine Magsig painted for a show at the Elmore Public Library. There are a few more paintings that I will post next week. I am very proud of her and am very fortunate to have had painting instructions with her as a child and to be able to see her doing such wonderful paintings today.

13 September 2008

Justine Magsig's Alley Paintings

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Elmore Alley #1, NFS


Elmore Alley #3, NFS


Elmore Alley #6, NFS
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these three beautiful oil paintings are by my Aunt Justine Magsig.Those that have been following my blog know that my Aunt Justine gave me painting lessons as a child. The only oil painting education I have had.
She grew up in New Jersey, 15 miles from New York City. The only art training she had was in a studio class taught by a Polish refugee, Sigismund Ivanowski when she was 16 years old. She moved to Elmore, Ohio in 1953 and stopped painting in 1978 when she became an academic advisor to environmental students at Bowling Green state University. She came to see my 2006 show at the David Klein Gallery in Birmingham Michigan and I like to think it sparked a flame to start painting again. Justine started painting these Elmore paintings in 2007 and is now working on a series of doorway paintings. She started painting again at the wonderful age of 86 years young. Enjoy

12 September 2008

Belle Isle Reflections, SOLD


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Belle Isle Reflections, oil on linen panel, 7"x5"
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The third in a series of Belle Isle painting, this is the beautiful Belle Isle Conservatory.
#407

11 September 2008

Midtown Hollyhocks, SOLD


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Midtown Hollyhocks, oil on linen panel, 7"x5"
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A midtown bay window with late summer Hollyhocks. This is next door to the Cass Cafe, a nice cafe with gallery walls that has Art Shows. The current show is of the artwork of our artist friend Gary Eleinko. The opening is Friday September 12, 7 - 10 p.m. please stop by if you are in the area. There are some wonderful works.
#406

10 September 2008

The Detroit Alphabet "B" SOLD


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The Detroit Alphabet "B", oil on linen panel, 7"x5"
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The Detroit Alphabet "B" from the series of painting inspired by neon and vintage letters from the Detroit area.
#405

09 September 2008

Belle Isle Bridge, SOLD


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Belle Isle Bridge, oil on linen panel, 5"x7"
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The beautiful Belle Isle .Bridge connecting Belle Isle Park with Detroit. Belle Isle was purchased in1879 and Frederick Law Olmsted was called upon to design the park. The same landscape architect that designed Central Park in New York City
#404

08 September 2008

The Detroit Alphabet "M", SOLD

After doing more than 400 small daily paintings in a little over a year, I feel it's time to concentrate more on the larger gallery pieces and commissions, I plan on posting about five or six painting a week instead of seven. This will allow me to spend a little more time on commissions and gallery work that I am behind on. A big thank you to all the artists, friends and collectors who have been such a tremendous support and inspiration in making Postcards from Detroit such a success.

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The Detroit Alphabet "M", oil on linen panel, 7"x5"
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The Detroit Alphabet "M" from the series of painting of neon and vintage letters from Detroit signs
#403

05 September 2008

Overpass shadows, SOLD


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Overpass shadows, oil on linen panel, 5"x7"
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We pass this watertank and overpass everytime we go downtown and I have always wanted to do a painting, here it is.
#402

04 September 2008

Citylights #32, SOLD


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Citylights #32, oil on linen panel, 5"x7"
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A dark Citylights painting, #32 of the series.
#401

03 September 2008

Rouge Landscape #3, SOLD 400th Postcard from Detroit


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Rouge Landscape #3, oil on linen panel, 5"x7"
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A midsummer Detroit nocturne with a great red flash of color.
#400

02 September 2008

Nocturne with Red, SOLD


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Nocturne with Red, oil on linen panel, 7"x5"
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A midsummer Detroit nocturne with a great red flash of color.
#399

01 September 2008

The Bay Window, SOLD

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The Bay Window, oil on linen panel, 5"x5"
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A downriver home near the Ambassador Bridge
#398

Once again we had a wonderful birthday party with the neighborhood children.