New and Beautiful Paintings by Stephen Magsig. City Views Opens At George Billis Gallery.

new paintings by stephen magsig
above: Stephen Magsig, 68 Mercer St., Oil on linen, 30 x 24″

I’ve been a longtime fan of Stephen Magsig’s work having introduced you to his Urban Alphabet paintings and his Postcards From Detroit back in 2009. Read more

The Demise Of Detroit In Photographs and Art

The Demise Of Detroit in Photographs and Art
above: One of James D. Griffieon’s “Feral Houses”

Anyone who has visited Detroit, Michigan in the past quarter century can’t help but be saddened by its increasingly dilapidated state. That same bleak, rundown quality of a once thriving city of industry, however, serves as inspiration for various painters, writers and photographers. Read more

Stephen Magsig’s Postcards From Detroit & The Urban Alphabet Paintings, Now Available As Books

Artist Stephen Magsig Postcards from Detroit
Above: 25 of stephen’s individual letter paintings

I was happy to see that one of my favorite painters, Michigan artist Stephen Magsig, has compiled two book of his daily paintings; Postcards from Detroit and The Urban Alphabet. Read more