Pantages by Richard Wagener

Pantages by Richard Wagener

Pantages

Richard Wagener

Title

Pantages

 
Artist

Richard Wagener

  1944 - PRESENT (biography)
Year
2005  
Technique
woodengraving 
Image Size
5 x 3" image 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
4 of 18  
Annotations
dated after signature 
Reference
included in Cracked Sidewalks, Richard Wagener, Mixolydian Editions, 2006 
Paper
ivory hand made Twin Rocker wove paper 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
RW109 
Price
$300.00 
Description
A woodengraving by Richard Wagener of the art deco sign for the Pantages Theater in Hollywood, which was designed by B. Marcus Priteca for Alexander Pantages and opened in 1930. Located at Hollywood and Vine the theater has a rich history that runs from vaudeville to today. It was purchased by Howard Hughes in 1949 who opened it as an RKO theater. It closed as a movie theater in 1977 and reopened with live theater. The art deco interior has been used in numereous films over the years.