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.