GI-020. Anthony Meier Fine Arts

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  • Address: 1969 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
  • Owner: Anthony Meier

[/vc_column_text][rs_space height=”25px”][vc_tta_accordion][vc_tta_section title=”Describe your space to us.” tab_id=”1457146316356-e1a9edd4-a434fce9-f293ece5-78c538a1-2f14e723-05a91fe9-b9e2″][vc_column_text]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.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”What inspired you to open your own art gallery?” tab_id=”1457146316625-1fcb1635-f669fce9-f293ece5-78c538a1-2f14e723-05a91fe9-b9e2″][vc_column_text]A: It was a logical progression from being a private dealer. I wanted to have a higher profile and participate in the art fairs.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”What sets your gallery apart from others and makes it successful?” tab_id=”1457146578618-d23796b2-3f37fce9-f293ece5-78c538a1-2f14e723-05a91fe9-b9e2″][vc_column_text]A: It is a destination visit. There is no signage and there are no other galleries near us.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”If you could only use three adjectives to describe your gallery, what would they be?” tab_id=”1457147458387-3c0ff8a8-eeecfce9-f293ece5-78c538a1-2f14e723-05a91fe9-b9e2″][vc_column_text]A: Distinctive, Refined and Historic. The gallery occupies the first floor in a historically designated landmark building by Willis Polk.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Is there any consistent message, regardless of different shows, that you want your gallery to deliver to visitors?” tab_id=”1457147590674-08d1c6d1-bc66fce9-f293ece5-78c538a1-2f14e723-05a91fe9-b9e2″][vc_column_text]A: A discovery of sorts. Seeing historic and work of today juxtaposed in a domestic setting.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”How would you describe San Francisco, as an art/gallery city, compared to other major cities in the West Coast?” tab_id=”1457147641518-bd8663a4-c86dfce9-f293ece5-78c538a1-2f14e723-05a91fe9-b9e2″][vc_column_text]A: San Francisco is still regional. There are not a lot of opportunities to see world class exhibits in the galleries.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Please name one misunderstanding or misperception regarding galleries and artists.” tab_id=”1457147643525-741f3fde-4545fce9-f293ece5-78c538a1-2f14e723-05a91fe9-b9e2″][vc_column_text]A: People don’t understand the commercial aspect. Gallerists mount exhibitions to sell work and without sales, they cannot survive.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Who is your all-time favorite artist and why?” tab_id=”1457147983291-ff01adf1-aa0cfce9-f293ece5-78c538a1-2f14e723-05a91fe9-b9e2″][vc_column_text]A: Gustave Courbet, because of his audacity related to scale and subject matter.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”What was the most challenging exhibition you have worked on?” tab_id=”1457148085149-f7868f8c-c3b3fce9-f293ece5-78c538a1-2f14e723-05a91fe9-b9e2″][vc_column_text]A: Roy McMakin[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”What has been the most provocative decision you have made in your work as a gallerist?” tab_id=”1457150850596-0ae9b69b-4f43ece5-78c538a1-2f14e723-05a91fe9-b9e2″][vc_column_text]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.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”What do you look for when acquiring new artwork and/or artists?” tab_id=”1459134735914-7fe22fed-ee4938a1-2f14e723-05a91fe9-b9e2″][vc_column_text]A: Distinctive ideas. Something via execution and/or material use that does something different.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”What is your advice to young artists starting their careers?” tab_id=”1493395176731-f09976c1-b243″][vc_column_text]A: See as much other artwork as possible so that they can speak articulately about their own work.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”What’s your perspective regarding artists with a formal art education and the ones without?” tab_id=”1493395175434-23bbc1a7-e668″][vc_column_text]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.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”How do you think art galleries may evolve over the next few years?” tab_id=”1493395278322-48aa90b8-d0f6″][vc_column_text]A: Sadly less attendance.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_accordion][rs_gallery column=”3″ images=”5354,5370,5350,5357,5356,5353,5352,5367,5359,5355,5363,5351″][vc_column_text]

  • Credits: Matthew Millman, San Francisco for Architectural Photos & Christopher Churchill, San Francisco for Anthony Meier’s Photo