The Varnish Vault: Holiday Season Exhibition We welcome you to join us this holiday season in celebration of art. The Varnish Vault features various media in a rich range of works from the deceased master sculptor Stanislav Szukalski to the contemporary pop icon painter Ron English in collaboration with Warhol's screen printer Alexander Henrici. Other featured artists include local celebrity tattooer and painter Mike Davis, social surrealist painter Chris Mars, and bronze sculptor and film industry character designer Jose Ismael Fernandez.
Image Shown at Left: Ron English Marilyn with Mickeys #61 Acrylic on Canvas 2005 36 x 22 inches
Artwork from this rotating exhibition may be shipped immediately upon purchase. Check back often for new artwork by additional artists. If you don't see what you're looking for, we will find it for you.
Ron English Chris Mars Mike Davis Ron Garrigues Stanislav Szukalski Jose Ismael Fernandez See the Exhibition
Now Showing: Nicomi Nix Turner We are very pleased to announce that Nicomi Nix Turner is now showing at Varnish. Take a look at her beautiful, detailed drawings on our website, or meet us at the gallery by appointment for a private viewing.
Nicomi is a featured artist in our upcoming exhibition at the LA Art Show in January 2014 along with artists Dan Quintana, Ransom & Mitchell, and Lucien Shapiro.
The pieces I create reflect subject matters pertaining to biological deconstructionism, nature’s legacy, alchemy, fables and counter-religious belief. In an orchestra of hyper-textured saturation, each piece is a cacophony of silent movement and erratic soliloquies. I work with a pencil in attempts to “paint” with the graphite, and with paper because of the unforgiving quality it possesses. - Nicomi Nix Turner
Image Shown at Right: Nicomi Nix Turner Under the Pressure of Layered Shadows Graphite on Archival Paper 2013 23 x 16.5 inches
Black Friday Weekend - We Ship for Free! Friday Nov 29th - Sunday Dec 1st Discount Code: FREEBIRD
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! We're offering Free shipping for orders placed on our online Shop this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Just enter the discount code FREEBIRD for shipping at no cost within the US. The Shop is filled with fabulous fine art prints and books for budding and seasoned collectors alike. Now you can follow us on Instagram @varnishfineart for images of new items and specials.
Nightmare by Winston Smith 2012 Giclée Print on Somerset Double-Weight Velvet Archival Paper Vintage Collage Series 18" x 12" Edition of 100 $150.00 Image Shown Above
Laurie Lipton Print Release & Book Signing Saturday December 14th, 5-7pm Don't miss this rare Bay Area visit by master artist Laurie Lipton. It's been years since Laurie Lipton visited San Francisco. She will be here at the gallery for a special event to celebrate the release of her new print combined with a fabulous Last Gasp book signing.
The Drawings of Laurie Lipton is a comprehensive survey of Lipton’s fantastical, meticulously-detailed pencil drawings. Featuring more than 70 works, this is the most conclusive and ambitious publication about the artist to date, and it is brought to you by the publisher Last Gasp.
Bone China Giclée Print on Archival Paper 22" x 22" Edition of 50 Signed by Laurie Lipton 2013
This limited edition is based on the original 2009 charcoal & pencil on paper. Release Date: December 14, 2013 Here is a picture of an elderly lady surrounded by chattering skeletons. Everything is decaying, except for the Twinkies and cupcakes on the table (which are made up of non biodegradable synthetic chemicals). This is not a morbid English tea fantasy, but an encroaching reality. I'm getting older--& the number of dead I know is growing exponentially. - Laurie Lipton
New Online Shop! Check out the new Varnish Fine Art Shop. Here you will find art prints, books, and other items available conveniently for purchase online. Come back to our website and shop often for new items, special promotions and information about upcoming art events.
Flower of Dreams Print Release: Friday November 15th at 11am
We've partnered with Archives Szukalski to bring you limited edition prints of never before offered works by Stanislav Szukalski. Prints may be purchased via our online Shop or directly from the gallery.
Stanislav Szukalski Flower of Dreams (original drawing c. 1917) Giclée Print on 100% Archival Cotton Rag Paper 20" x 24" Edition of 99
Laurie Lipton Saturday Dec. 14, 5pm-7pm Meet Laurie Lipton in person at Varnish Fine Art in San Francisco! London-based artist Laurie Lipton will be at the gallery on Saturday December 14th from 5pm to 7pm for a special new Last Gasp book signing and Varnish print release event. More info about Lipton's new print coming soon.
The Drawings of Laurie Lipton is a comprehensive survey of Lipton’s fantastical, meticulously-detailed pencil drawings. Featuring more than 70 works, this is the most conclusive and ambitious publication about the artist to date.