FOG DESIGN + ART
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Fog Design + Art: Preview Gala.
Exhibitors: Altman Siegel Gallery, San Francisco; Anthony Meier Fine Arts, San Francisco; Beauvais Carpets, New York; Blum & Poe, Los Angeles; Christopher Anthony Ltd., Southern California; Converso, Chicago; Cristina Grajales Gallery, New York; Crown Point Press, San Francisco; DMG Design SF, San Francisco; Edward Cella Art+Architecture, Southern California; Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco; Friedman Benda, New York; The Future Perfect, San Francisco; Gallery Japonesque, San Francisco; Gallery Seomi, Los Angeles; Gray Gallery, Los Angeles; Haines Gallery, San Francisco; Hedge, San Francisco; Highlight Gallery, San Francisco; Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco; Hostler Burrows, New York; Industry Gallery, Los Angeles; Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco; John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco; Magen H Gallery, New York; March, San Francisco; Maxwell Davidson Gallery, New York; Nexxt20, Dallas; The NWBLK, San Francisco; The Office of Charles de Lisle, San Francisco; R & Company, New York; Ratio 3, San Francisco; Reform Gallery, Los Angeles; Todd Merrill 20th Century Studio Contemporary, New York.
Comment by AB: This heavenly blend of art, design and pure spaciousness not only replaces but also thoroughly reconstitutes and reenergizes the former SF 20/21 show. Architected by impresario event producer Stanlee Gatti, this is not one of those skinny-aisled bazaar-like affairs crammed to the rafters with dealers, but rather is limited to a select group of exhibitors situated throughout the pavilion with ample areas in between where attendees can relax, lounge and savor the experience. Purveyors of vintage and modern design are interspersed with contemporary art galleries in a setting that seems more like a museum than a trade show.
Now as I've always said, the only way we get to keep brilliant productions like this, and the only way exhibitors this good will come back to San Francisco for more, is if we buy their stuff. There is absolutely no reason why this city cannot continue to attract top-shelf dealers and galleries to this and similar events. While I'm on this jag, there's also no reason why glorious Ess Eff cannot become a major international exhibition destination. So please-- instead of jetting off to Lord-knows-where for your blue-chip knickknacks, let's instead entice those bauble brokers into coming here. It's time to get serious, open your wallets (you've got plenty of discretionary scratch), and support the incredible hard work and dedication that so many talented individuals invest in our town in order to make shows of this caliber possible.
Futuristic furnishings at Gallery Seomi - Fog Design + Art.
Sumptuous knit crocheted wall hanging at Gallery Seomi.
Detail of art crochet in above image.
Art at Altman Siegel Gallery.
Squished Fiat art by Ron Arad at Hedge.
Squished Fiat art in above image from the side.
Fiat wall art by Ron Arad at Hedge Gallery.
Graffiti artists - watch your backs. Here comes Hektor, spray can printer.
Creative lighting at Future Perfect.
Relaxation break at Fog Design + Art.
Streamlined Warren McArthur chaise lounge from 1931 at Converso.
1931 Warren McArthur settee at Converso.
I guess this would be the Diebenkorner at John Berggruen Gallery.
Art by Sarah Morris at John Berggruen Gallery.
Furry furniture at R & Company.
Superb ceramics in above image closer at R & Company.
Installation view at Haines Gallery.
Art collecting website & Fog Design + Art co-sponsor, Artsy.
Art at Jessica Silverman Gallery.
Art in above image closer at Jessica Silverman Gallery.
Furniture & decorative arts at Hostler Burrows.
Petit point upholstered chair by Kim Rugg at Maxwell Davidson.
Fine rugs at Beauvais Carpets.
Fantastic labyrinthine porcelain by Katsuyo Aoki at Todd Merrill.
Interior options at DMG Design.
Mel Bochner art at Fraenkel Gallery.
Opulent impasto art by Zhu Jinshi at Blum & Poe Gallery.
Art by Zhu Jinshi in above image closer at Blum & Poe Gallery.
Modern furnishings at Magen H.
Whimsical ceramics ($250 each) by Brenda Williams at Christopher Anthony.
Sculpture by Katharina Von Werz at Gallery Japonesque.
Art by Richard Hoblock at Anthony Meier Fine Arts.
Relative density inside at Fog Design + Art.
Out front at Fog Design + Art... and time to go. It's all good here.