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Tribute to PacificaSize: 20" x 16"
Medium: Oil on canvas
Lufkin Collection, San Francisco, CA.
Tribute to Pacifica is inspired by the face of the statue of Pacifica, taken from the illustration that beautifully graces the cover of the original brochure of the Golden Gate International Exposition of 1939. Si Vanderlaan did the cover for this brochure and is a beauty! Pacifica was an 80 footer built by Ralph Stackpole, that stood at Treasure Island and was demolished after the fair ended. She was monumental; a spectacular statue, almost life-like, as if welcoming guests at the fair! She was and continues to be an iconic figure and it is hoped one day to have her re-built and back at the Island.
This painting was first displayed at Happy 75th, GGIE! during the 75th anniversary of the fair at Treasure Island, on February 15th, 2014. It was also exhibited with the Treasure Island Museum during SF History Expo at the Old Mint, in San Francisco, March 1st & 2nd, 2014. Tribute to Pacifica was later acquired by a member of the Treasure Island Museum and the association reproduced a beautiful poster to be showcased during the "Art Deco Preservaition Ball" on May 9th at Bimbo's in San Francisco. TIMA offered printed posters for sale during their following event "Let's go to the fair", after a fully attended lecture by Kathryn Ayres, Vice President of the SF Postcard Club, to accompany the postcards exhibit "Wish you were here!" held at the Winery SF in Treasure Island on Saturday, May 17th. Posters were offered again at Treasure Island Museum Assoc at the 5th Annual SF History Expo at the Old Mint, during weekend of February 28th & March 1st, 2015.
Posters of "Tribute to Pacifica" will be available for sale with the Treasure Island Museum on April 16th at the coming lecture "The Cult of Pacifica", presented by Anne Schnoebelen (Vice President of the Treasure Island Museum Association). She will give a talk about the Golden Gate International Exposition. This event is hosted by "SADS" (Sacramento Art Deco Society) at the East Lawn Memorial Park in its renovated 1926 Art Deco building at 43rd and Folsom Blvd. Doors open at 7pm and lecture begins at 7:30pm. Cost: $5 donation for Deco members, $7 donation for non-members. Light refreshments will be provided. I'm looking forward to Anne's presentation and to be immersed with Art Deco lovers in such an eery venue!
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