Celebrating its fifth edition this year is the Art Market San Francisco fair, coming back to the Fort Mason Festival Pavilion this spring. After the great success of last year, which drew 20,000 visitors and record-breaking sales, the fair is excited to introduce a number of new gallery names to their exhibitors list, right next to the ones that have already had a great experience at this important art fair of Bay Area. This year, for the first time, the event will center an entire evening on the Benefit Preview Reception on April 29th, open exclusively for beneficiary ticket buyers. The money will go to the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco’s New Art Acquisitions Fund. Returning to curate the 2015 VIP Lounge and lead collector tours of the fair for the second time will be the city’s renowned social club called The Battery, who will once again share their experiences.
Featured images in slider: Jadikan - 94 secondes, Janvier, 2013. 40 x 60 in. Ultra smooth paper mounted on aluminum and framed. Courtesy of the artist and Art Vitam
Robert Rauschenberg - Shadow (Tracks), 1976. Clay, dirt, resin, fiberglass, 29 x 36”. Total castings 18. Courtesy of the artist and Adler & Co.
Richard Diebenkorn - Reclining Figure, 1966. Charcoal wash, 11’ x 17’. Courtesy of the artist and Elins EaglesSmith Gallery
Micah Ganske - Centralia Habitat, 2014. Acrylic on muslin, 60 x 75 in. Courtesy of the artist and 101/Exhibit
Ed Ruscha - Wall Rocket, 2013. Lithograph, 28.75 x 28 in. Edition of 60. Courtesy of the artist and Richard Levy Gallery
Deborah Butterfield - KINO PALUA, 2014. Unique cast bronze with patina. 32.5 x 38 x 11 in. Courtesy of the artist and Greg Kucera Gallery
All images courtesy of Art Market San Francisco 2015
The Bay area fair will present selected collection of modern and contemporary artworks from galleries across the US, but also guests from Canada, UK, Brazil, Germany and Israel, who will share their best art. There will be 101/Exhibit Gallery and New Image Art Gallery, as well as Hashimoto Contemporary, who is bringing artist Brett Amory. The works of masters such as Robert Rauschenberg, Jean Dubuffet and Ed Ruscha will be center pieces at Adler & Co., Jonathan Novak Contemporary Art and Richard Levy Gallery respectively, while Walter Bischoff Galerie will have Gerhard Richter and Thomas Ruff on display. The San Francisco MoMA is present with their Artists Gallery too. A few other familiar names appear - contemporary artist Marilyn Minter joins with Scott Richards Contemporary Art gallery, Alex Katz with Meyerovich Gallery and Vik Muniz with Rena Bransten Projects.
The rich program of the 2015 edition includes special artist presentation, collector tours and art talks by Bay Area curators, collectors and designers. Aside from the above mentioned Benefit Preview Reception, the fair will also host an Art Party on April 30th, a talk about the American Abstract Expressionist Robert Motherwell and the exhibition in his honor at the de Young Museum, panels regarding ways to engage audiences in art and public art, and one particularly interesting panel dedicated to the relationship between street art and its market. ON-SITE is a series of installations at the fair, including those of Brett Amory, Dana Hemenway, Guy Overfelt, Jon Bernson and Michael Falsetto-Mapp, Michael Buscemi, Sam Perry, Stephen Whisler, Walter Robinson and Wanxin Zhang.
The fair will be held from April 29th until May 3rd 2015 at Fort Mason Festival Pavilion in Bay Area, San Francisco, USA. The ticket for the entire duration of the fair is $50, while the 1-Day Pass is $25. The ticket for the Benefit Preview Reception is $400. The fair’s opening hours are from 11am to 7pm on Friday and Saturday, and 12pm to 6pm on Sunday. For more information, contact the Art Market San Francisco 2015 official website.
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