"Luck of the Irish", a newly released fine art limited edition created by contemporary artist Michael Flohr reveals a place that is near and dear to his heart. Painted at the world famous Buena Vista café in San Francisco, the composition showcases Flohr's incredible mastery as one of today's most talented modern impressionists.
Flohr first became familiar with the café during his years as an art student at the prestigious San Francisco Academy of Art. Something about the welcoming energy and history of the café captured his imagination. He would sit for hours sketching and talking with his favorite bartender, "Fred". Fred has been a permanent fixture at the BV for over 30 years.
Flohr understands this better than most and has captured the unique essence of the café by concentrating on the bustling spirit of the bar and its keeper. His composition draws the eye towards Fred the bartender, who stands behind the polished old world wood of the famous counter. Glass bottles are illuminated in the soft glow of the light and patrons are gathered all around as Fred tells his jokes and spins his yarns for the eager listeners.
"Luck of the Irish" is a celebration of good times and good friends. It is a tribute to the past, a nod to the present and an amazing example of the transporting power of art