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Fox Theatre II
Size: 20" x 16"
Medium: Oil on panel
Date: 2009

Valencia Collection, Larkspur, CA

"Fox Theatre II" is the second attempt to painting the building facade of San Francisco's forgotten Fox Theatre, originally situated at 1350 Market Street. A city landmark designed by the noted theater architect, Thomas W. Lamb. The Fox was considered the world's finest theatre! It was built in the 1920's by a movie pioneer, William Fox, as a showcase for his films of the Fox Film Corporation along with elaborate stage shows. The Fox was closed and demolished in 1963 due to financial difficulties. Since then, located at this site is the tall Fox Plaza, a high-rise building with offices and apartments.

I was not around to witness the original Fox, but as soon as I saw archives and photos of this Theatre, I so wished I had been there. This painting pays tribute to this landmark, portrayed in a more minimal and abstracted fashion in soft mint green tones. 

This painting was first exhibited at "City Streets" Annual Group Exhibition at STUDIO Gallery, in San Francisco, September 3rd-22nd, 2014. Fox Theatre II was last exhibitec at the Old Mint, for "Mid-Market Landmarks" solo show in San Francisco, January-March 2015.

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