Modern and Contemporary Art Fairs

San Francisco, May 17-20 

In May, San Francisco is celebrating Modern and Contemporary Art. You have 4 days to visit 2 art fairs.... and no time to loose!



San Francisco Fine Art Fair (SFFAF) 

The Art Fair dedicated to post-war and contemporary art returns for a third year to Festival Pavilion in Fort Mason Center.  More than 70 galleries, 400 artists, 5000 works of art ranging from  installations and live performances, to indoor and outdoor sculptures, photographies, significant paintings and works on paper.


Thursday May 17 -  Sunday May 20, 2012

Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco

May 16 Opening to Benefit the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Thursday-Saturday11am-7pm, Sunday11am-6pm

One day ticket $25, four days $40

Free for children under 12



Art MRKT San Francisco

For its second edition, artMRKT San Francisco will feature 70 galleries from around the globe, showcasing historically important work alongside relevant contemporary pieces and projects. An ideal context for discovery, exploration and acquisition of art.

Mark your calendar for a keynote artist presentation by Richard Misrach.

Saturday, May 19th, 2:00PM - 3:00pm, Discussion Theater

Born in Los Angeles, in 1949, Misrach is credited with helping pioneer the renaissance of color photography and large-scale presentation in the 1970s. Here the artist will discuss his work, with a special emphasis on his most recent projects and his photographs from his acclaimed Golden Gate series. In 1997, Misrach began a four-year project photographing the Golden Gate Bridge at all times of day and night, in every season, from a single vantage point on his front porch. If you cannot afford one of his pictures, you can buy the latest edition of his book and have it signed after the event at the Aperture Foundation Booth.

Photo 10.21.00 6:49 PM (Smoke) Richard Misrach 2012, Archival pigment ink print, Aperture Foundation, New York.


ArtMRKT San Francisco

Friday May 18 - Sunday May 20 

Concourse exhibition center, 635 Eighth street

Thursday preview party 6-10pm

Friday and Saturday 11am-7pm, Sunday 12am-6pm

Ticket $20 for one day online ($25 at the door), $35 for 3 days online ($30 at the door)

Preview party $150



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Responsible Fun
Lori Larusso  2010
Acrylic on shaped panel
46 x 48 inches (116 x 121 cm)
Jordan Faye Contemporary, Baltimore