18 September 2011

Maxs Theater III

Max's Theater III
Oil on linen/panel, 2011, 5x7"
Today's oil painting is an urban landscape of the sign for the abandoned and burned Max's Theater on Chene St in Detroit.
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David Teter said...

I loved II, now I love Max's Theater III, the subtle shadow, the stains... excellent Stephen.

Larry Zelensky said...

Don't know if you remember me or not - I was an A.D. at a small agency upstairs across the atrium from Skidmore back in the 80s. I believe at the time you had just begun painting for pleasure while still working commercially.

That said, I was and continue to be blown away by your work since I discovered your blog a few months back.

Edward Hopper was my fave artist coming up - always related to the loneliness/isolation/stark contrasts in his work - and you, have perfected that perspective...brilliant.

An informational note on this piece - Max's is actually Max Rosenbaum Jeweler - this stretch of Chene was part of my stomping grounds as a kid. He opened at this location circa 1913, opened another on Jos. Compau at Yemens in Hamtown in 1940.

I did my take on Max's a couple years back as a personal promo for the People's Arts Fest at the Russell - if you care to check it out:


click on the 'events' link at bottom.

Again, absolutlely stunning work Steve.

Larry Zelensky

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