Unobstructed Views now on Paddle8

Unobstructed Views now on Paddle8

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THURSDAY, JULY 27, 2017 | 7PM


Presented by Library Street Collective and the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD), UNOBSTRUCTED VIEWS opens this Thursday July 27 at the historic Hawkins Ferry House in Grosse Pointe Shores. A modernist gem, the house was restored in 2015 with the owner’s original intention in mind—to showcase a vast art collection and views of Lake St. Clair. Proceeds from the auction will support MOCAD operations as well as exhibitions, education, and public programming. Tickets to the one night event are required for entry.

Make sure you're signed up on Paddle8 to start bidding! The preview for UNOBSTRUCTED VIEWS is now available for your online viewing here.

Here's your chance to view the work ahead of time and participate from the comfort of your own home when the auction goes live on July 27 at 12:00 pm ET!

Click images to view works on Paddle8.

WILLIE WAYNE SMITH: With and Without Hinges, 2017 (62h x 46w in.; Acrylic and airbrushed on canvas)

TRUDY BENSON: Read Right to Left, 2016 (36h x 36w in.; Acrylic, enamel, and oil on canvas)

SHEIDA SOLEIMANI: Delara (1), 2015 (42h x 28w in.; Archival pigment print, white frame)

SHEIDA SOLEIMANI: Taraneh, 2016 (46h x 34w x 24d in.; Archival pigment print on cotton)

DEVIN TROY STROTHER: 'Stop copying my De Kooning style, I thought 'chu was on that Twombly tip at the moment.' 'Smh,' said DeAndre to Timmothy., 2014 (18h x 15w in.; Mixed media on canvas)

WALLACE WHITNEY: Cradle, 2017 (22h x 22w in.; Oil on wood)

Artist list includes: Nina Chanel Abney, Derrick Adams, Brian Belott, Trudy Benson, Katherine Bernhardt, Sanford Biggers, Greg Bogin, Kendell Carter, Jack Craig, Greg Fadell, Beverly Fishman, James Benjamin Franklin, Sayre Gomez, Tyree Guyton, KAWS, Mike Kelley, Paul Kremer, Andrew Kuo, Sadie Laska, Austin Lee, Tiff Massey, Tony Matelli, Charles McGee, Josh Reames, Scott Reeder, Tyson Reeder, Jason REVOK, Carlos Rolon, Holton Rower, Adrianne Rubenstein, Chris Schanck, Willie Wayne Smith, Agathe Snow, Sheida Soleimani, Devin Troy Strother, Spencer Sweeney, and Wallace Whitney.

SPENCER SWEENEY: Wake Up and Make Love, Reflection on Interdimensional Travel 3, 2016 (84h x 74w in.; oil on canvas)

BRIAN BELOTT: Untitled, 2016 (6.5h x 4.5w x 2d in.; Mixed media)

JAMES BENJAMIN FRANKLIN: Culprit or Comfort, 2017 (76h x 23.5w x 23.5d in., House paint and epoxy sculpt on 150 R-10 foam)

JASON REVOK: Instrument Exercise (X2 Shaped), 2017 (90h x 120w in.; Synthetic polymer and oil enamel on canvas)

BEVERLY FISHMAN: Untitled (Depression), 2017 (39.50h x 79w x 2.25d in.; Urethane paint on wood)


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MOCAD is where adventurous minds encounter the best in contemporary visual, literary, music, and performing arts.  A responsive center for diverse audiences, MOCAD presents art that contextualizes, interprets, educates and expands culture, pushing us to the edges of contemporary experience.


Library Street Collective specializes in cutting edge contemporary fine art with a focus on emerging and established artists who have pushed the boundaries of traditional medium and exhibition space. Located in the heart of downtown Detroit, we present regular group and solo exhibitions while contributing to the artistic renaissance of the city's public, private, and heritage spaces. It is our mission to bring both world-renowned artists and exciting new work to a reimagined Detroit, as well as carry this sentiment as we expand our presence through exhibitions, special projects and art fairs nationally and internationally. 

Hannah Holden | Olu & Company |