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January 21, 2019

FOG Design + Art 2019 Gala Opening

Kate Clammer and Allison Speer
Photo - Andrew Caulfield for Drew Altizer Photography
Katie Paige
Photo - Drew Altizer Photography
Roth Martin, Katie Paige, Stanlee Gatti, Susan Swig, Allison Speer and Douglas Durkin
Photo - Drew Altizer Photography
Komal Shah
Photo - Drew Altizer
Katie and Todd Traina
Photo - Drew Altizer
Jessica Moment
Photo - Drew Altizer
Ivy Getty and Ben Krieglstein
Photo - Drew Altizer
Sako Fisher
Photo - Drew Altizer
Alex Chases and Maria Manetti Shrem
Photo - Drew Altizer
Abigail Turin and Sloan Barnett
Photo - Drew Altizer
Neal Benezra and Bob Fisher
Photo - Drew Altizer Photography
Randi Fisher and Sabrina Buell
Photo - Drew Altizer Photography

More than 3,000 art collectors, design fans and exhibitors crowded into the Festival Pavilion at Fort Mason Center for Arts and Culture in San Francisco on Wednesday, January 16, for the sold-out preview gala of the seventh annual FOG Design + Art fair. The five-day show featured 53 international dealers of 20th century and contemporary art and design.

Among those who dashed to favorite galleries were Vanessa Getty, Todd and Katie Traina, Ken Fulk, Carol Bonnie and Carolyn Chang. Norah Stone, dressed in a custom-designed Fendi jacket, attended with her husband, Norman (Fendi is sponsoring the Innovator lunch for the second year). Steering committee members Douglas Durkin, Susan Swig, Allison Speer, Stanlee Gatti, Roth Martin and Katie Paige were on hand to greet guests arriving from the windswept pier.

The FOG gala benefits the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the first museum on the West Coast devoted to contemporary and modern art. Abigail Turin, chair of Architecture and Design Accessions for SFMOMA, scanned the art with her husband, Jon Gans. “FOG is like a jewel box with just the right number of fantastic galleries, curating the choicest works so you can really focus,” said Turin. “Running into local and international friends and colleagues in a space that is more intimate than other fairs is great. It’s both a vibrant party and a productive time to see the work.”

Among galleries that haven’t participated in the fair before were such blue-chip outfits as Petzel, Andrew Kreps Gallery, Anton Kern Gallery, Perrotin, and Hauser & Wirth. Show selection committee member Katie Paige said, “The very international scope of the 2019 edition of the fair reflects the tremendous growth FOG has made over the past six years.”

Written by Diane Dorrans Saeks

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