Now in its seventh year, the annual FOG Design+Art Fairhas helped turn the third week of January into the city’s unofficial art week. The contemporary art fair kicked off with a preview gala at Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture to benefit the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA).
This year’s fair featured 48 of the leading visual art and design galleries from around the world. During its four-day run, FOG also offers a series of programming with artists, curators, dealers, and other art and design leaders.
A GLOBAL ART PHENOMENON
This year’s international roster included exhibitors from London, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, and Mexico City. Naturally, there were plenty of San Francisco galleries too—but the biggest player was New York City!
Of the 48 exhibitors, 24 of them hailed from The Big Apple, including such renowned names as David Zwirner, Fergus McCaffrey, James Cohan, Pace Gallery, and Perrotin, among others.
FOG is appreciated as much for its art offerings as its attendant parties and programming. At the sold-out preview gala, more than 1,800 chic fair-goers turned out to hobnob with art dealers, curators, collectors, and leaders from the art, design, business, and tech communities. As usual, guests went all out in dressing the part—the fashion on view is rivalled only by the artworks for creativity!