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Dr. Michael Durst Chicago Theater

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Chicago Theater
18" x 24" x 2"
$185.00 Purchase

Chicago Theater

The grandeur of The Chicago Theatre often leaves its visitors breathless. This amazing building was called "the Wonder Theatre of the World" when it opened on October 26, 1921. The Chicago Theatre was the first large, lavish movie palace in America and was the prototype for all others. In this painting I wanted to capture the dramatic urban light, with shadows from other buildings causing a dark luminescence, while at the same time showing the glare from the terra cotta tile of the façade of the theater. To make it even more dramatic, the light bulbs on the sign and marquee, glow. This is the scene as one steps off the El, the elevated subway, with its ironwork, which can be seen on the right side of the painting. This would have been the exact view that Al Capone and the famous Chicago gangsters would have seen in the 1920s! The original painting has been sold. This work is now available as a beautiful limited edition, giclee impression on canvas, starting at $185.00. It will be shipped to you ready for a gallery wrap or to be framed. It will arrive, rolled in a heavy card board tube, with a Certificate of Authenticity, signed by the artist. These editions can be done in a variety of sizes, so contact me via email at to get a quote on the size you would desire.