Thursday, August 14, 2014

Our online show for Brian Goggin ends next week

Brian Goggin: DEFENESTRATION
Show Ends Friday August 22nd, 2014

There's still time to purchase individual works from the DEFENESTRATION collection.
Our online show ends in one week!



Contact us to purchase artwork and to discuss the future of DEFENESTRATION.

Meet us at our office by appointment:
Varnish Fine Art
16 Jessie Street, #C120
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415)433-4400



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16 Jessie Street, #C120, San Francisco, CA 94105 (415)433-4400
                       

Thursday, July 24, 2014

DEFENESTRATION Show Extended to August 22nd


Brian Goggin: DEFENESTRATION
Show Extended to August 22nd, 2014

There's still time to purchase individual works from the DEFENESTRATION collection,
and preserve a piece of San Francisco art history.


Without this city, I wouldn't be able to be the artist that I am. - Brian Goggin

"Over the years, the whimsy of 'Defenestration' came to symbolize, for many, the city's prankster spirit and an anarchic, artistic sensibility that fostered the absurd and embraced the desire to make something for its own sake rather than its commercial value. The demise of 'Defenestration' has fed the simmering fear that those same qualities are being driven away as soaring rents and evictions push more artists out of the city. City leaders have become alarmed at the exodus and have launched programs to support artists, particularly those who create public art. One of those programs funded Goggin's latest installation hanging from the facade of a luxury apartment building that sits adjacent to Twitter's headquarters. But the programs weren't enough to protect "Defenestration," now that its neighborhood is at last booming because of an influx of tech companies.Certainly, without 'Defenestration,' the city is one building less weird."
LA TimesCreative San Francisco Laments Death of Guerrilla Art by Chris O'Brien (June 24, 2014)

Contact us to purchase artwork and to discuss the future of DEFENESTRATION.

Meet us at our office by appointment:
Varnish Fine Art
16 Jessie Street, #C120
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415)433-4400


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16 Jessie Street, #C120, San Francisco, CA 94105 (415)433-4400
                       

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Purchase works from the DEFENESTRATION Collection

Brian Goggin: DEFENESTRATIONMay 20 - July 31, 2014Purchase individual works from the DEFENESTRATION collection,
and preserve a piece of San Francisco art history.


The landmark SF installation Ended June 3rd, but the exhibition continues online through July 31st.

Meet us at our office by appointment:
Varnish Fine Art
16 Jessie Street, #C120
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415)433-4400


The DEFENESTRATION installation of original sculpture by Brian Goggin transformed a San Francisco building into a renowned art site in 1997, and for seventeen years this installation remained. This multi-disciplinary sculptural mural involved seemingly animated furniture; tables, chairs, lamps, grandfather clocks, a refrigerator, and couches, their bodies bent like centipedes, fastened to the walls and window-sills, their insect-like legs seeming to grasp the surfaces. Against society’s expectations, these everyday objects flood out of windows like escapees, out onto available ledges, up and down the walls, onto the fire escapes and off the roof.

DEFENESTRATION was created by Brian Goggin with the help of over 100 volunteers, and individual works were restored four years ago with generous community support, including artwork donated by Banksy.
Defenestration has been a lively part of a creative public conversation with the world.
I am very pleased we were able to experience the installation for the last seventeen years especially when I originally thought it might last only six months, now I am happy the artworks may find new homes with collectors as part of it's migration from the hood.
 - Brian Goggin (May 20, 2014)

Contact us to purchase artwork and to discuss the future of DEFENESTRATION.

View Online Exhibition






16 Jessie Street, #C120, San Francisco, CA 94105 (415)433-4400
                       

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Brian Goggin: DEFENESTRATION Exhibit as the Installation Ends

Brian Goggin: DEFENESTRATION
May 20 - July 31, 2014
Online Exhibition as the Landmark SF Installation Ends

Meet us at our office by appointment:
Varnish Fine Art
16 Jessie Street, #C120
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415)433-4400


View DEFENESTRATION in person:
Hugo Hotel building
Southwest Corner of 6th and Howard St.
San Francisco, CA


Varnish Fine Art is proud to partner with Brian Goggin,
finding permanent homes for DEFENESTRATION sculptures after they check out of the Hugo Hotel.

This installation of original sculpture by Brian Goggin transformed a South of Market building
into a renowned art site, and its preservation has been supported by the community, including generous donations by art luminary Banksy. Since Defenestration's creation by Goggin 17 years ago with over 100 volunteers, San Francisco has delighted in the functioning Lamps, ringing Telephones, Leaping Tables, and Craning Clock to name a few of the 35 sculptures "thrown out the window" of DEFENESTRATION.

Defenestration has been a lively part of a creative public conversation with the world.
I am very pleased we were able to experience the installation for the last seventeen years especially when I originally thought it might last only six months, now I am happy the artworks may find new homes with collectors as part of it's migration from the hood.
 - Brian Goggin (May 20, 2014)

These unique works of art must be removed before the Hugo Hotel is demolished,
but the DEFENESTRATION Project will continue as new homes are found for each original sculpture.
If you'd like to view these works in place, visit the building at 6th and Howard Streets soon!
Contact us to purchase artwork and to discuss the future of DEFENESTRATION,
including new projects in cities abroad.

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16 Jessie Street, #C120, San Francisco, CA 94105 (415)433-4400
                       

Thursday, April 17, 2014

New Additions to the Spring Collection and Szukalski Print Release


The Varnish Vault:
Spring 2014
New additions have recently been added to the show. The season is gorgeous in San Francisco, and we're surrounded by fabulous artwork from the Varnish Spring collection. Meet us by appointment to view these works in person, or visit our site for a preview.


Shown Left:
Merman by Stanislav Szukalski
Cast Bronze
Edition of 6
4" x 5" x 5"

We look forward to seeing you soon!

View the Exhibit Online




New Print Release this Sunday:

Mermaid of Warsaw
by Stanislav Szukalski


Available exclusively from Varnish.

Giclée Print on 100% Archival Cotton Rag Paper
20" x 24"
From the original drawing c.1954
Edition of 50
Release date: April 20, 2014

Preorders are available now with a discount of 15% by using our discount code: MERMAID


Monument for the Mermaid of Warsaw:
I made this project for a dual fountain of connected basins. Beneath the water there was to be a metal balance, so articulated that the bronze statues of the Mermaid on one side and St. Christopher on the other would alternately rise and submerge. The Mermaid is pregnant with the new Dawn. - Stanislav Szukalski
Purchase Mermaid Prints





16 Jessie Street, #C120, San Francisco, CA 94105 (415)433-4400