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Hibernia meets Furniture and CarpetsSize: 36" x 48"
Medium: Oil on canvas
Hahn Collection, San Francisco
While walking at west of Sixth and Market Streets, one can notice a magnificent decayed and iconic city landmark, Furniture and Carpets, and if you are looking upwards it is recognizable due to its large signage atop. It is a gorgeous tall glass facade with its enormous Corinthian columns, holding itself all on its own. Furniture and Carpets is also known as "Eastern Outfitters Company building", and was designed and built by the architect George Applegarth in 1907. After the "Eastern Outfitters Company" went out of business, it has become sweatshops and continues to be abandoned.
In Hibernia meets Furniture and Carpets, I painted 3 individual San Francisco buildings part of Central Market district and this time they are merging as one whole street. On the right, originally located at 1021 Market Street, is the infamous and forgotten Furniture and Carpets. On the far left, is The Hibernia Bank, a deserted city landmark located at Jones and Market, designed by the beaux-arts tradition by Albert Pissis in 1892. It was considered the most beautiful building in San Francisco. Both the Hibernia and Furniture and Carpets are united by the clock tower of 33 New Montgomery Street. This clock building illuminates the streets and can be seen from a far and forms part of the city’s landscape.
Hibernia meets Furniture and Carpets was first exhibited in 2008, at HEART OF THE CITY: Two Person Art Exhibit and Book Release - Patricia Araujo and Mark Ellinger, at the North of Market/Tenderloin Community Benefit District Corporation, San Francisco, CA. (6 months exhibition). This painting was later exhibited at the Artists Alley Fine Art Gallery, San Francisco, summer 2009.
Hibernia meets Furniture and Carpets is featured in Patricia's book entitled, SOMA SEEN, published in 2008.
This painting will be featured in a new book, entitled MARKET STREET, by San Francisco Photographer, Mike Humbert. (Dates TBA, 2014). This painting was acquired in 2012 by an important art collector in San Francisco.
Heart of the City/SOMA SEEN, ARTslant, dated January 28th, 2009, Review by Wilma Parker
Resuscitating the Heart of San Francisco, by Heather Knight, SF Chronicle, dated December 24, 2008
"Heart of the City": Structures Built to Last, by Reyhan Harmanci, SF Chronicle, dated November 27th, 2008.
Review in ArtBusiness.com, November 21st Issue, "Heart of the City" by Alan Bamberger, 2008
Tenderloin CBD Gets New Office; Art Exhibit Tonight!, by Paul Hogarth, November 21st, 2008 @ Beyondchron.org
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