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Floating Araujo Dome Old Emporium Rising Old Emporium dome at dawn Awakening of Dome Rising Towering Dome Towering Dome, Phase One Elevation Metamorphosis II Metamorphosis I Revival of the Old Emporium

Revival of the Old Emporium
Size: 30" x 44"
Medium: Graphite + ink on paper
Date: 2006

Price: $2,400.
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Francisco's Old Emporium is located at 5th Street, between Market and Mission Streets. The classical façade that survived the 1906 earthquake and the glorious rotunda, by which shoppers browsed underneath was called the “greatest mercantile building in the world”, when it opened in 1896. The Emporium was a cultural crossroads for decades by Bay Area residents who met under the dome.

The Revival of the Old Emporium is presented in re-construction, sharing with the public the building’s skeleton and the dome’s foundation. In this drawing I attempt to show the beginning of the construction phase.

This drawing was first exhibited in 2006, at DA Arts, San Francisco, during Patricia's Solo Show, titled RECONSTRUCTING SOMA, followed by another exhibition in 2008,  titled HEART OF THE CITY: Two Person Art Exhibit and Book Release - Patricia Araujo and Mark Ellinger, at the North of Market/Tenderloin Community Benefit District Corporation, San Francisco, CA. (6 months exhibition). Revival of the Old Emporium was last exhibited at the Bayview Opera House. For more information and venue location please visit here.

The Revival of the Old Emporium is featured in Patricia's book entitled, SOMA SEEN, published in 2008.

Architecture for Bloomingdales - Patricia Araujo at DA Arts,
Review by Wilma Parker, dated September 7th, 2006, @
DA Arts Paintings Selected for Bloomingdales' Opening, by Randy Shaw, dated September 27th, 2006, @


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