Almost 3,000 art lovers crowded into the Festival Pavilion at Fort Mason in San Francisco Wednesday night for the preview gala of the fifth annual FOG Design + Art fair, which features 45 pre-eminent dealers of 20th century and contemporary art and design and runs through Sunday.
Among those who dashed to favorite galleries were Stephanie and Jim Marver, Vanessa Getty, Abigail and Jon Gans, Penny and Jim Coulter, Mike and Kaitlyn Krieger, Todd and Katie Traina, Allison Speer, and Trevor and Alexis Traina. Stanlee Gatti curated a pop-up shop featuring handcrafted ceramic plates.
“I’ve never heard so much buzz for any art show in San Francisco,” said Abigail Turin. ”The show was sold out weeks ago, and everyone desperately wanted tickets. There’s a great passion for art and decorative arts in the city now.”
Stephanie Marver attends the fifth annual FOG Design + Art fair at Fort Mason Center in San Francisco.
The show standout was an ultra-glamorous edition of “Bureau Croc,” a bronze desk topped with a cast bronze crocodile skin by Claude Lalanne, at Paul Kasmin Gallery. With a $2 million asking price, it was snapped up by a private collector. The original “Bureau Croc” desk was made for Tom