Designers Curate Art Market San Francisco
We asked three of San Francisco's leading designers to curate the Fair and select the pieces that most resonated with them. Over the next few days, please join us as we share Designers Curate Art Market San Francisco.
Visual art is at the core of interior design, and SFC&G is proud to be the Design & Media Sponsor for Art Market San Francisco, San Francisco’s leading modern and contemporary art fair.
San Francisco interior designer Martha Angus’s vivid, artful interiors are homages to hue–fitting for a designer with a background in fine arts. A passionate collector and painter in her own right, Angus has designed homes for the likes of Ralph Lauren and the Lauder family, as well as residences throughout the Bay Area. Here, she shares her favorite selections from Art Market (and naturally couldn’t stop at just three):
In A Room Full of Strangers from Lavatory Self Portraits in the Flemish Style by Nina Katchadourian. 2013, Video on Brightsign media players. 20 x 56.”
Catherine Clark Gallery
No Splash (After David Hockney's A Bigger Splash, 1967) by Ramiro Gomez. 2014, Archival Pigment Print. 27 x 27.”
Charlie James Gallery
Moonlight by Linda Fleming. 2013, chrome and steel. 46 x 66 x 1 5/8."
Brian Gross Gallery
Eight Lipsticks by Wayne Thiebaud. 1988, Color drypoint etching. 14 x 12.”
Sorry To Tell You, But Your Girlfriend Looks Like A Farm Animal by Shawn Huckins. 2013, acrylic on canvas 32 x 40."
Elegance. Serenity. Simplicity. These three elements of Benjamin Dhong’s sensibility are embodied in each sublime interior he creates. One of San Francisco’s leading young designers, Dhong’s vision for a stylish Mill Valley residence can be seen in the May issue of SFC&G. Here, he shares the three works from Art Market that caught his refined eye.
Controlled Burn 7 by Kevin Cooley. 2013, Archival Pigment Print 60" x 40"
“Kevin Cooley's photographs capture the sinewy sexiness of smoke.”
Tavistock Shock by Franco DeFrancesca. 2014, Pigment Print on Panel with Resin, 1/1 42 x 42
“I love round canvases. They provide great graphic punch. Franco DeFrancesa's Tavistock Shock is part carnival pinwheel, part hypnotic spell…I'm compelled to own it!"
White, Aqua, Coral, Blue, Red, Olive, Yellow, Purple from Lantern Flowers by Donald Sultan. 2012, 8 individual color silkscreens with enamels inks and flocking on 2-ply museum board Paper size: 24 x 24
“Donald Sultan continues his iconic flower series with this grouping. Colorful and graphic, it brings an elegant modernity to any room.”
Sonoma-based interior designer Jean Larette is noted for bringing a cosmopolitan sensibility to residences on both coasts. The grand-niece of iconic architect Ricardo Legorreta, Jean is also the creator of the graphic JL rug collection, which reveals that a passion for bold geometries runs in the blood.
Alturas by Michael Gregory oil on canvas at the Gail Severn Gallery Booth 213.
"I would love to wake up to this dreamy piece. It feels so realistic with this gorgeous color palette and when placed on the wall it can double as a window with a spectacular view."
Tumbling through the Light by Eric Zener 2013 oil on canvas from the Hespe Gallery Booth 415.
"I love the movement in this piece. It is both restful and reflective. It would be beautiful in a city loft where one is dreaming of the water or in a home where one can step outside and plunge into the pool."
7.9.11 by Eric Nash oil on canvas at the Skidmore Contemporary Art Gallery Booth 215
"I love this Edward Hopper style image of a very familiar subject captured in a hauntingly realistic fashion. I imagine placing this piece in a dark, sexy room."