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A New Day 6th and Market, Phase OneSize: 36" x 48"
Medium: Oil on panel
A New Day: 6th and Market, Phase One, presents the Golden Gate Theatre in a centered position, between two supporting buildings in a continuous silhouette. The large building facade on the left is the infamous Warfield Theatre. Although these buildings are centrally located near downtown and the booming heart of the city, Sixth Street is one of the most decayed neighborhoods in San Francisco.
The Golden Gate Theatre was designed by the architect G. Albert Lansburgh in the 1920's. He said, “form and function must compliment one another…a theatre must not only be beautiful but completely functional”. 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. The Warfiled Theatre was also designed by G. Albert Lansburgh. A 2,300 seat music venue- a vaudeville theatre when it first opened in 1922. The Warfield served as home for the Greatful Dead for many years, and also many other great bands have performed and continue to play there.
In this painting, I share the first phase for A New Day: 6th and Market- the sky is wide and open, could be the beginning of dawn. It is a quiet setting, and no pedestrians are nearby. All 3 buildings' facades are holding themselves up and standing harmoniously.
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