- Address: 1969 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
- Owner: Anthony Meier
Anthony Meier (A): Timeless, historic space that feels sophisticated and elegant. You could be in Europe, 19th century. The setting gives no geographical or time placement.
A: It was a logical progression from being a private dealer. I wanted to have a higher profile and participate in the art fairs.
A: It is a destination visit. There is no signage and there are no other galleries near us.
A: Distinctive, Refined and Historic. The gallery occupies the first floor in a historically designated landmark building by Willis Polk.
Is there any consistent message, regardless of different shows, that you want your gallery to deliver to visitors?
A: A discovery of sorts. Seeing historic and work of today juxtaposed in a domestic setting.
How would you describe San Francisco, as an art/gallery city, compared to other major cities in the West Coast?
A: San Francisco is still regional. There are not a lot of opportunities to see world class exhibits in the galleries.
A: People don’t understand the commercial aspect. Gallerists mount exhibitions to sell work and without sales, they cannot survive.
A: Gustave Courbet, because of his audacity related to scale and subject matter.
A: Buying work from a museum collection. I sold a Gerhard Richter to a museum and received works in trade plus cash. It was a very unique transaction.
A: Distinctive ideas. Something via execution and/or material use that does something different.
A: See as much other artwork as possible so that they can speak articulately about their own work.
A: I don’t have one… the most important thing for an artist is to be familiar with the work of other artists so that he/she is informed as to what is going on.
A: Sadly less attendance.
- Credits: Matthew Millman, San Francisco for Architectural Photos & Christopher Churchill, San Francisco for Anthony Meier’s Photo