Night at the Fox
“Night at the Fox” – Atlanta’s landmark Fox Theatre.
Stellar in its illumination, the Fox’s marquee lights up the Atlanta evening as if starring in a performance all its own. A landmark building in the city of Atlanta, the Fox Theatre is rich with a history as dramatic as its decor. Described as a “beautifully outlandish, opulent, grandiose monument to the heady excess of the pre-crash 1920’s, it is a mosque-like structure complete with minarets, onion domes and an interior decor that is even more lavish than its facade”. Originally the Yaarab Temple Shrine Mosque dating back to the early 1920’s it opened as the Fox Theatre in 1929. The theatre has been painstakingly preserved over the years and was declared a National Historic Landmark Museum Building in 1991. Captivated by its artistic fantasy and powerful presence, Michael Flohr was compelled to celebrate this artistic monument in a painting of his own creation. Flohr states, “The Fox Theatre is a testament to Atlanta’s appreciation for artistic achievements. The city’s continued efforts to renovate, restore and preserve this monument for the sake of the arts is to be commended. I wanted to pay tribute to the generations of people who entertained and were entertained at the Fox and to those who have worked so hard to keep the theatre alive and well.”