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10 Hawthorne Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
415 781 4629
A cornerstone of the West Coast art world, Berggruen Gallery has a consistent history of engaging San Francisco audiences with new art and has long been an advocate for the region’s leading artists. Housed in a renovated historic three story building, Berggruen Gallery features expanded exhibition space, including two floors of galleries and a floor dedicated to project and event space. Since opening in 1970, Berggruen Gallery has mounted groundbreaking exhibitions of paintings, sculpture, and prints by American and European masters, modernists, and contemporary artists. The first gallery of national stature in San Francisco, Berggruen Gallery was a pioneer for the bourgeoning San Francisco art scene, and played a fundamental role in cultivating a group of dedicated collectors in the Bay Area. In addition to giving first or early shows to many artists who are now well-established in their careers – including Edward Ruscha, Tom Sachs, and Mark Tansey – the gallery also created a market for Wayne Thiebaud and artists of the Bay Area Figurative school including Richard Diebenkorn, David Park, Elmer Bischoff, and Nathan Oliveira. Berggruen Gallery specializes in the exhibition and sale of 20th-century American and European paintings, drawings, sculpture, and limited edition prints. In addition, the work of major American post-war artists as well as younger contemporary artists is exhibited. The gallery also presents exhibitions of a historic nature by artists such as Richard Diebenkorn, Ellsworth Kelly, Alexander Calder, Henri Matisse, David Park, Edward Ruscha, Frank Stella, Georgia O'Keeffe, Mark di Suvero, Willem de Kooning, and Wayne Thiebaud. In addition to mounting exhibitions, Gretchen and John Berggruen work closely with private clients building collections, locating works of art, and providing art advisory services.
Artists Represented:
Mark Adams
John Alexander
David Bates
Robert Bechtle
Elmer Bischoff
Christopher Brown
Alexander Calder
Vija Celmins
Chuck Close
Bruce Cohen
Pedro S. de Movellan
Richard Diebenkorn
Mark di Suvero
Danny Fox
Helen Frankenthaler
Lucian Freud
Alexander Gorlizki
Isca Greenfield-Sanders
Michael Gregory
Stephen Hannock
Mark Innerst
Robert Kelly
Anselm Kiefer
Minku Kim
Clare Kirkconnell
Paul Kremer
Julian Lethbridge
Roy Lichtenstein
Robert Mangold
Henri Matisse
Alicia McCarthy
Mary McCartney
Tom McKinley
Nathan Oliveira
Tom Otterness
David Park
Pablo Picasso
Martin Puryear
George Rickey
Linda Ridgway
Edward Ruscha
Iran do Espirito Santo
Richard Serra
Joel Shapiro
Kiki Smith
Frank Stella
Wayne Thiebaud
Lucy Williams 
Donald Roller Wilson
Paul Wonner
Works Available By:
Tauba Auerbach
John Baldessari
Stephan Balkenhol
Spencer Finch
Al Held
Damien Hirst
Julie Mehretu
Sarah Morris
Claes Oldenburg
Bridget Riley 

 

 
Gallery exterior. Courtesy Berggruen Gallery.


 
Past Exhibitions

Wayne Thiebaud

Wayne Thiebaud: Paintings and Works on Paper, 1963-2007

10 Hawthorne Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

May 19, 2020 - June 30, 2020

Richard Serra

Richard Serra: Works on Paper

10 Hawthorne Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

February 20, 2020 - April 4, 2020
Berggruen Gallery is pleased to present Richard Serra: Works on Paper, an exhibition of works on paper and mylar, oil stick drawings, and etchings. Richard Serra says about his drawing “Drawing gives me an immediate return for my effort and the result is commensurate with my involvement. It is an activity that requires solitude, it is the most concentrated space in which I work.” Throughout his career, Serra has made drawings as separate, immediate, and fundamental lines of investigation to his sculptures. They are explorations in their own right, integral to the overall concerns of his sculptural practice, and unique intuitive explorations within their own established criteria. Using black paintstick or oilstick, heated to a viscous and sometimes fluid state, he creates elemental forms through direction action on the paper and the accretion of medium. Serra has also reinvigorated the traditional etching medium, using deeply bitten plates to create expressive gestural forms. "Tracks #2," 2007, paintstick on handmade paper, 41 7/8 x 41 7/8 inches.

John Alexander

Landscape and Memory

10 Hawthorne Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

January 9, 2020 - February 15, 2020
John Alexander: Landscape and Memory is comprised of nine paintings and four drawings, work that comes together in reverence for the formal tradition of landscape painting. Paying homage to an Impressionist Master, Claude Monet, Alexander paints dreamy hollyhocks. Invoking the more recent Hudson River School, Alexander carefully creates bucolic scenes of both reality and idealization. Perhaps most unexpectedly, Alexander also nods to the Abstract Expressionists, applying thick strokes of paint in a gestural, emotional meditation. In turn, Alexander’s work pays tribute to the long and varied legacy of landscape painting before him while simultaneously remaining true to his own, very personal, connection to nature. Through the amalgamation of art historical context, environmental conservation, and the integration of a more intimate narrative, Alexander produces a body of work that is raw, compelling, and perhaps above all else, natural. Image: "Ibis and Wonderland," 2019,oil on canvas, 64 x 70 inches.

Mark di Suvero

Mark di Suvero: Sculpture

10 Hawthorne Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

January 9, 2020 - February 15, 2020
Spanning five decades of the artist’s career, the work comprising Mark di Suvero: Sculpture offers unique insight into the evolution of di Suvero’s artistic practice. Among the early works in the exhibition are Untitled (1975) and Mayakovsky (1976), both exquisite examples of di Suvero’s reconciliation between daring construction and expressive, organic forms. Advancing to the present day, di Suvero creates work he calls ‘puzzle pieces,’ – intricate structures composed of many different individual parts which have the ability to construct several different configurations within themselves. Most recently, the artist preserves the quintessential properties of his early works whilst demonstrating further complexity and play in additional mediums. Image: "Ibu," 1991, steel, 31 1/2 x 33 x 19 inches

Helen Frankenthaler

Paintings

10 Hawthorne Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

September 26, 2019 - November 9, 2019

Major Contemporary Works

10 Hawthorne Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

May 16, 2019 - August 31, 2019

Danny Fox

Some Mornings Catch a Wraith

10 Hawthorne Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

March 27, 2019 - May 4, 2019

Selected Contemporary Paintings and Works on Paper

10 Hawthorne Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

February 28, 2019 - March 23, 2019

Diana Al-Hadid

Temperamental Nature

10 Hawthorne Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

January 10, 2019 - February 16, 2019

Clare Kirkconnell

Women’s Work

10 Hawthorne Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

January 10, 2019 - February 16, 2019

Julian Lethbridge

10 Hawthorne Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

November 29, 2018 - December 24, 2018

Alexander Gorlizki

Together, Forever, For Now

10 Hawthorne Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

November 29, 2018 - December 24, 2018

Isca Greenfield-Sanders

Inherited Landscape

10 Hawthorne Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

October 18, 2018 - November 21, 2018

Mary McCartney

The White Horse

10 Hawthorne Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

October 18, 2018 - November 21, 2018

Nathan Oliveira

A Survey, 1959-2010

10 Hawthorne Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

September 6, 2018 - October 13, 2018

American Modernism

10 Hawthorne Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

June 28, 2018 - August 4, 2018

Shara Hughes

Sticks and Stones

10 Hawthorne Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

May 10, 2018 - June 23, 2018

Minku Kim

Straight Edge Painting

10 Hawthorne Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

May 10, 2018 - June 23, 2018