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Photography: Dye Transfer on Aluminium.
The French Baroque style Los Angeles Theater is a cornerstone of the downtown Los Angeles historic theater district on Broadway. This limited edition metal print is from a 4 year photo project I was immersed in while living in downtown Los Angeles. It was included in my solo exhibition at Gloria Delson Contemporary Arts Gallery on Spring Street in June 2014. The first edition of this print sold during that exhibition.
The Los Angeles Theater is one of my favorite buildings in DTLA. I've photographed it many times with several different cameras from a multitude of angles. To me, this low light pre-dawn image evokes the fantasy of this building as it stands apart from the adjacent discount stores. The graffiti tag and the missing ornamental facade pieces camera right evoke a present that has lost some of it's past glory.
According to Wikipedia, Charlie Chaplin helped fund the completion so that it would be ready to open with the premiere of his film City Lights in January 1931. The entire theater was built off-site and swung in, slotted between the existing buildings.
This image is printed on aluminum with a dye transfer process that combines heat and pressure to embed the image into a coated substrate. It is a robust and archival medium that should last well over 100 years. There is a floating frame on the back of the metal print that stiffens the artwork and provides a hanging mechanism.
Signed print with certificate of authenticity.
Artist featured by Saatchi Art in a collection