This painting was inspired by the city of Detroit in the year 2014. Recent times have seen great ferment in many aspects of this complex city: its people, its vision of the future, its politics, education, the arts and business.
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This second state was completed in April, 2014. A first state of this painting may be seen here. This earlier state was displayed in "O O Oscar!", a solo show at Lawrence Street Gallery, March 2014. This painting was displayed in
"O O Oscar!", a solo show at Lawrence Street Gallery, March 2014.