artMRKT 2012 in San Francisco opens to large crowds and increase attendance – opening night photos by Michael Cuffe
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Art MRKT San Francisco opened the 2012 edition of their fair to an increased attendance, showing growth in the newly established art fair market in San Francisco. Warholian’s Chief Photographer Michael Cuffe stopped by the fair during it’s Thursday night opening to capture the show as the doors opened.
We hope you enjoy this look into Art MRKT 2012!
artMRKT runs from May 17–20, 2012
artMRKT Productions marks the start of their 2012 modern and contemporary art fair season with the second annual artMRKT San Francisco, taking place May 17th–20th
at the Concourse Exhibition Center, a 57,000 sq. ft. refurbished railway station located in San Francisco’s South of Market (SoMA) District. Welcoming a strong selection of 70 modern and contemporary galleries to the Bay Area, co-founders Max Fishko and Jeffrey Wainhause are also pleased to announce artMRKT’s partnerships with a number of esteemed returning and new cultural organizations, including Opening Night Benefit Preview Party beneficiary the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, consisting of
the de Young and Legion of Honor museums, and an intriguing program with the Asian Art Museum.
Setting their sights on continuing to expand the popularity of artMRKT San Francisco throughout the greater Bay Area, Fishko and Wainhause have created multiple platforms for participating galleries, artists, cultural partners and sponsors to engage and collaborate with artMRKT in presenting a full schedule of curated programs and events throughout the duration of the fair. Curated specifically around the coinciding 75th anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge, artMRKT San Francisco will feature an exciting and timely series of programs and presentations including a keynote artist address by award-winning photographer Richard Misrach, as well as presentations by Bay Area curators from the Asian Art Museum, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, and the ZERO1 Biennial. Additional 2012 programming includes the return of the MRKTworks auction, complimentary weekend shuttle buses for ticket holders.
For more information on the fair visit: http://www.art-mrkt.com/sf