47th & Broadway
I am writing this during the year 2000, 12 years after I completed this painting. I no longer remember the names of many of the people pictured here, but as I look at the painting, the memories of the area and the warmth of the people I met there,
remain permanent within my heart and mind.
The Palace Theater, which is pictured on the left hand side of the canvas, is no longer a dignified old building. When I began this work it was somewhat shabby, but it was a comfortable and friendly-scaled building and fit into this area. Shortly afterwards it was renovated, and now it looks just like a huge movie palace on a street filled with towering glass buildings and huge billboards. I am so glad that TK’s still has its spot on the triangle, but I would no longer want to sit and paint on any of the street corners there.
Some of the people in the painting
The manager of TK’s