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Golden Gate TheatreSize: 30" x 22"
Medium: Graphite on paper
San Francisco’s Golden Gate Theatre exudes the essence of a sacred monument. It is situated at 1 Taylor Street, intersected at an angle between Market Street and Golden Gate Avenue, in the Tenderloin and SOMA districts. Crossing Sixth Street, one of the busiest and most squalid streets in San Francisco, the Golden Gate Theatre stands independently: an elegant icon that overpowers the ugliness. “Form and function must compliment one another…a theatre must not only be beautiful but completely functional”, said the architect G. Albert Lansburgh. He built the theatre in the 1920’s. The theatre showed silent films for over 50 years. During the 1960’s, it was converted into a two-screen theatre. It suffered little damage, restored as a single auditorium and reopened in 1979 as a Performing Arts Center. Its grand structure has a marvelous Art Deco sign. The most attractive feature of this theatre is its exterior dome. This is an exquisite, provocative and voluptuous metallic silver dome.
A tribute to the Golden Gate Theatre, a linear drawing presenting the theatre as a beginning skeleton, awaiting to be awaken.
Golden Gate Theatre is featured in Patricia's book entitled, SOMA SEEN, published in 2008.
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