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 Times, Creative 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