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ARTH 51 — Discovering the San Francisco Contemporary Art Market

Quarter: Winter
Day(s): Saturdays
Course Format: Off-campus (About Formats)
Duration: 3 days
Date(s): Jan 21—Mar 11
Time: 11:00 am—1:00 pm (PT)
Refund Deadline: Jan 14
Unit: 0
Grade Restriction: NGR only; no credit/letter grade
Tuition: $295
Instructor(s): Tatiana Maratchi Legrain
Limit: 25
Class Recording Available: No
Status: Closed
Please Note: Class schedule: Saturday, January 21, FOG Design+Art Fair, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm (PT); Saturday, February 11, Minnesota Street Project, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm (PT); Saturday, March 11, 49 Geary Art Galleries, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm (PT)
Winter
Off-campus
Saturdays
11:00 am—1:00 pm (PT)
Date(s)
Jan 21—Mar 11
3 days
Refund Date
Jan 14
0 Unit
Fees
$295
Grade Restriction
NGR only; no credit/letter grade
Instructor(s):
Tatiana Maratchi Legrain
Limit
25
Recording
No
Closed
Please Note: Class schedule: Saturday, January 21, FOG Design+Art Fair, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm (PT); Saturday, February 11, Minnesota Street Project, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm (PT); Saturday, March 11, 49 Geary Art Galleries, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm (PT)
This course will offer students a curated dive into the San Francisco contemporary art market, giving them an opportunity to explore three of its pivotal art hubs. Our first session will be held at the San Francisco FOG Design+Art Fair and will offer a swift introduction to the art fair world. Following an overview of today’s most important national and international contemporary art fairs and their inner workings, the session will include a tour of the main fair booths, a discussion of the most significant artworks, and brief but incisive conversations with gallery directors. The second session will be devoted to understanding how art galleries operate and providing insights into the local art gallery scene. It will feature a visit to the Minnesota Street Project, which has reshaped the local art scene in recent years, with a particular focus on the Altman Siegel gallery, an enclave of powerful artworks in various media. Our third and final session will be held at a historical art building at 49 Geary Street, where four floors of independently curated galleries await. Here, students will be hosted for a private viewing at Fraenkel Gallery, which has been the epitome of photography collecting for over 40 years.

Transportation and FOG Design+Art Fair ticket cost will be the responsibility of the student.

TATIANA MARATCHI LEGRAIN
Lawyer; Art Advisor

Tatiana Maratchi Legrain specializes in contemporary art collections and has been advising private collectors for over 15 years. She has worked at Sotheby’s and the Saura Foundation, and she has trained at Gagosian Gallery and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She received a JD from Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, an LLM from IUHEI in Geneva, and an MS in arts administration from Boston University.

Textbooks for this course:

There are no required textbooks; however, some fee-based online readings may be assigned.