The Warfield, also known as the Warfield Theatre, is a 2,300 seat music venue in the heart of San Francisco. It is located at 982 Market Street. The Warfield was built by G. Albert Lansburgh and it opened in 1922. The Warfield was a popular location that featured vaudeville and other major performances. In keeping with it's illustrious past, everyone has played there. The entertainment in the 1980's ranged from bands such as The Clash, Grateful Dead and U2, to theatrical productions such as The Rocky Horror Picture Show, and the Cantonese Opera from China. The Warfield building has an elegant facade, including a Baroque style ornamentation. At above entrance, it has two tall females statues, which their presence may represent a welcoming gesture for those entering the theatre.
In the painting, Warfield, I present the theatre's main entrance facade painted in a bright color palette, and this time placing the statues closer to the door instead of its original placement. This time the Warfield features The Sisters of Mercy! (original concert date, March 2006).
By Patricia Araujo