Fraenkel Gallery is happy to announce our reopening by appointment. Our current exhibition, Hiroshi Sugimoto Opticks, is on view through August 15.
We offer limited visiting times Monday – Friday between the hours of 11am – 3pm. To schedule your visit, complete the form below and we will be in touch promptly to confirm your booking.
Note: Occupancy is limited to a total of 6 people in the gallery at a time. If the gallery is at full occupancy you will be asked to wait outside until space is available. To protect our visitors and staff, and to mitigate exposure to COVID-19, face coverings are required for entry and must be worn at all times. Hand sanitizer is available at reception and visitors are encouraged to use it upon entry. We look forward to seeing you soon.
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49 Geary Street, 4th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94108
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About Fraenkel Gallery
Since 1979, Fraenkel Gallery has presented more than 350 exhibitions exploring photography and its relation to other media, expanding the conversation around photography and contemporary art. The gallery is committed to introducing significant works of art in all media, since we believe that to understand photographs it helps to see them in light of other objects–and vice versa.
The gallery is a primary representative for the work of Diane Arbus, Robert Adams, Sophie Calle, Lee Friedlander, Adam Fuss, Katy Grannan, Richard Learoyd, Richard Misrach, Nicholas Nixon, Alec Soth, and Hiroshi Sugimoto, and represents the estates of Garry Winogrand and Ralph Eugene Meatyard. In recent years, the gallery has further expanded its roster to include multidisciplinary artists such as Elisheva Biernoff, Wardell Milan, and Richard T. Walker.
The gallery’s exhibitions have traced photography’s evolution, from pioneering work by Carleton Watkins and Eadweard Muybridge to pivotal 20th century photographers such as Richard Avedon, Bernd & Hilla Becher, Peter Hujar, and contemporary artists Christian Marclay and Janet Cardiff & George Bures Miller. In addition to museum-quality exhibitions, the gallery has published more than 60 books, most recently our 40th anniversary publication, Long Story Short.
While photography has been the through-line of our exhibitions and publications, it is far from the whole story. Notable projects such as Edward Hopper & Company, Not Exactly Photographs, Open Secrets, and The Unphotographable have interwoven photo-based work with drawing, painting, sculpture, and media arts. Many exhibitions have featured artists whose work is not strictly, or not at all, photographic: Mel Bochner, Bruce Conner, Jay DeFeo, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, and Sol LeWitt.
Fraenkel Gallery maintains long-established relationships with museums, private collectors, and corporations around the world, and welcomes the experienced collector as well as those just beginning. More about the gallery can be found on our special 40 Years web feature.
Frish Brandt, President
Amy Whiteside, Director/Partner
Daphne Palmer, Director/Partner
Delaney Kennedy, Associate Director
Ola Dlugosz, Associate Director & Artist Liaison
Lexi Brown, Artist Liaison
Carlota Ortiz Monasterio, Sales Associate
Rebecca Robertson, Press & Permissions
Alexander Goodwin, Registrar
Ken Clanton, Head of Operations
Matthew Yeager, Senior Preparator & Framing Logistics
Ella Peake, Gallery Associate
Torin Stephens, Digital Assets Coordinator
Christa Palazzolo, Digital Media Coordinator
Mari Mielcarski, Finance & Administration
Ann Marie Matheus, Accountant
Jennifer Larsen, Special Projects
Lowell Pettit, Special Projects