Mid-Century Art + Design - San Francisco

Prints, Paintings, Furniture, and other Mid-20th Century Artifacts. This blog will update our status and inventory. For questions or comments, please contact us at info@dustymodern.com. Or find us on twitter at @dustymodern. We like talking about this stuff.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Scene from a New Gallery

From our first weekend. The prints on the left side will be the subject of our first show - Late Career Prints from the New York School. They include Sam Francis, Jack Tworkov, Ibram Lassaw and Conrad Marca-Relli. If you want a better view, you'll have to come by! We will have an opening reception on the evening of September 24, from 5-8 p.m.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

California Abstraction

The William Dole collage and Don Clausen painting in the store are discussed below. Right now, in addition to those, I have a John Saccaro watercolor, and a Guy MacCoy painting. The Saccaro is from 1958. It is black & white and jarring and slashing and terrific. He is one of the important exponents of "The San Francisco School." This work is notably different from his oils. The MacCoy painting, "Pagan," is multi-colored and sharp-edged. It probably dates from the 1960's. It comes from the shuttered Fresno Metropolitan Museum.

Here is the Saccaro watercolor:

Friday, August 13, 2010

Art Descriptions

Preparing labels with descriptions of the prints and paintings so I don't talk everyone's ears off about them - "Oh, I love this one, this guy is from . . . "

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Now Open

Opening tomorrow. Hours will be Friday - Sunday, noon to six. Come by!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Opening Soon

I need to frame a few things and figure out how I want to hang everything, but I'm close to opening. Probably a "soft" open next week.

Furniture stock

Right now we have a Muriel Coleman desk, a McCobb Planner group small credenza, a Knoll credenza, a George Nelson steel frame sofa and coffee table, a pair of Eames DCM's, a collection of American of Martinsville pieces, and a sofa of unknown make - I would guess Thayer Coggin. A few other smaller pieces as well.