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About MODERNISM

Founded in 1979, Modernism has since presented more than 350 exhibitions, both historical and contemporary, in media ranging from painting to photography, sculpture to performance, by an international roster of artists.

Throughout its 34 years, owner Martin Muller has striven to keep the gallery's challenging, museum quality program at the forefront of the art world.

Early landmarks included being the first gallery to show Andy Warhol in the Bay Area (1982), and holding the first exhibition on the West Coast (in a gallery or museum) of the Russian Avant-Garde 1910-1930 (1980, 17 more retrospectives have since been mounted).

In the 1990s Modernism highlighted its strong abstract program with the exhibition of "Four Abstract Classicists" (1993), a recreation of the show presented by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 1959, while at the same time introducing America to the confrontational, and ofttimes disturbing, conceptual works of Austrian born artist Gottfried Helnwein (1992).

Next year Modernism will celebrate its 35th anniversary, and with it many more firsts of recent years, including the first major exhibition of the works of Le Corbusier on the West Coast(2003), and in 2006, the first major retrospective in the U.S. of the paintings, drawing, collages, and photographs of Erwin Blumenfeld.

In addition to the milestones above, Modernism prides itself on the scope of its program:

Historical exhibitions encompass areas including Dada, Cubism, Surrealism, Vorticism, German Expressionism, and foremost, the Russian Avant-Garde 1910-1930.

The contemporary program features rotating shows, six to seven weeks in duration, of the nearly 50 gallery artists—including various representational and abstract modes, sociopolitical, and conceptual works—presented at both Modernism and Modernism West, as well as at art fairs in the United States and Europe.

Modernism  publishes numerous books, monographs, catalogs, and fine art editions.

Modernism is a member of the prestigious Art Dealers Association of America and the San Francisco Art Dealer's Association.

Staff

Martin Muller, President

Danielle Beaulieu, Director

David Peniston, Registrar

Chrissy Hughes, Gallery Coordinator

Jessica Barr, Gallery Assistant

Justin Pham, Gallery Assistant

 

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News

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Press

Jonathon KEATS
American conceptual artist Jonathon Keats photographs a city's century -- in a single shot
[original link]
2014-05-21

Mark STOCK
Modernism Gallery and the Late Mark Stock: Art, Friendship and Feeling
[original link]
2014-05-21

Mark STOCK
Mark Stock
[original link]
2014-05-21

Charles ARNOLDI
Charles Arnoldi, “New Paintings” Review
[original sfgate.com link]
2014-04-12

Mark STOCK
Mark Stock Obituary SF Chronicle
[original Chronicle link]
2014-04-02

Charles ARNOLDI
Arnoldi & Ulriksen in Chronicle Style Section
[original Chronicle link]
2014-04-02

Mark ULRIKSEN
Arnoldi & Ulriksen in Chronicle Style Section
[original Chronicle link]
2014-04-02

Charles ARNOLDI
Charles Arnoldi: Visual Art Source
[original VAS link]
2014-04-02

Mark ULRIKSEN
Nob Hill Gazette April 2014
2014-03-25

MODERNISM
Erwin Blumenfeld - Jeu de Paume
2013-12-23

MODERNISM
Chronicle Article Nov. 27, 2013
2013-11-27

Mark STOCK
Mark Stock L.A. Times
2013-11-22

Gottfried HELNWEIN
Gottfried Helnwein Retrospective at Albertina Museum, Vienna
2013-10-18

Erwin BLUMENFELD
Erwin Blumenfeld on view at Jeu de Paume
2013-10-17

Jonathon KEATS
Jonathon Keats / fastcoexist.com
2013-09-17

Jonathon KEATS
Jonathon Keats | Spacetime Industries
2013-09-04

MODERNISM
San Francisco celebrates Martin Muller's birthday
2013-07-17

Jonathon KEATS
Epigenetic Cloning - Examiner Article
2012-11-09

Duncan HANNAH
Duncan Hannah at Modernism
2012-11-06

Jonathon KEATS
Epigenetic Cloning Agency press release
2012-10-04

Jonathon KEATS
Wired article
2012-10-04

Jonathon KEATS
WNPR interview
2012-10-04

Jonathon KEATS
Jonathon Keats Press Release 2012
2012-09-20

Jonathon KEATS
Jonathon Keats Press Release 2012 B
2012-09-20

Mel RAMOS
Mel Ramos - The Naked Eye, Sactown Magazine
2012-06-05

Mel RAMOS
Mel Ramos Retrospective - Sac Bee
2012-06-05

Mel RAMOS
Mel Ramos - Inside Bay Area
2012-06-05

Mel RAMOS
Mel Ramos - Sacramento Press
2012-06-05

Mel RAMOS
Mel Ramos - ACTV
2012-06-05

Mel RAMOS
Mel Ramos - Art Daily
2012-06-05

Mark STOCK
Mark Stock Examiner
2012-04-06

Woody GWYN
Woody Gwyn - Santa Fe Trend 2011
2011-12-20

Michael DWECK
Michael Dweck - Complex
2011-10-05

Michael DWECK
Michael Dweck - La Lettre de la Photographie
2011-10-05

Michael DWECK
Michael Dweck - The Daily Beast
2011-10-05

Michael DWECK
Michael Dweck - New York Magazine
2011-10-05

Michael DWECK
Michael Dweck - Vanity Fair - Havana Libre
2011-10-05

Michael DWECK
Michael Dweck - Vanity Fair - Montauk
2011-10-05

Michael DWECK
Michael Dweck - Vanity Fair - Mermaids
2011-10-05

Michael DWECK
Michael Dweck - Details
2011-10-05

Michael DWECK
Michael Dweck - NY Times Magazine Sept 20
2011-10-05

Michael DWECK
Michael Dweck - 7x7 Magazine
[7x7 website]
2011-09-13

Michael DWECK
Michael Dweck - New York Times
[New York Times website]
2011-08-25

Michael DWECK
Michael Dweck - Art Daily
[Art Daily website]
2011-08-25

Michael DWECK
Michael Dweck - Art Info
[Art Info website]
2011-08-25

Jacques VILLEGLÉ
Jacques Villegle
2011-05-31

Jonathon KEATS
New Yorker Profile
2011-04-08

Jonathon KEATS
Good Magazine Profile
2011-04-07

Jonathon KEATS
Salon.com Interview
2011-04-06

Jonathon KEATS
Space.com Interview
2011-04-05

Jonathon KEATS
Jonathon Keats - Wikipedia
2011-04-04

Gottfried HELNWEIN
Gottfried Helnwein at the Crocker Museum
2011-03-08

Naomie KREMER
Naomie Kremer Multiverse
2011-02-17

Erwin BLUMENFELD
Blumenfeld in Artforum
2011-02-17

MODERNISM
Erwin Blumenfeld - Art Forum
2011-02-15

MODERNISM
BEST OF 2010
2010-07-14

Elena DORFMAN
The Pleasure Park - Telegraph
2010-05-01

Mark STOCK
The Mystery of Mark Stock
2009-12-10

Catherine COURTENAYE
Flexibility brings pressure for Courtenaye
2009-11-18

MODERNISM
Gallerist Martin Muller marks 30 years in S.F.
2009-11-06

MODERNISM
Modernism Turns 30
2009-10-15

MODERNISM
The Style Saloniste
2009-10-04

MODERNISM
The Buzz: Robert Johnson
[original sfgate article]
2009-08-07

MODERNISM
Ostler: DiMaggio in the Raw
[original sfgate article]
2009-08-07

Gottfried HELNWEIN
Gottfried Helnwein receives the 2009 Steiger Art Award
2009-06-17

David SIMPSON
David Simpson’s 1970s abstractions still radical
[original sfgate.com link]
2009-01-24

Charles ARNOLDI
Charles Arnoldi's paintings at Modernism
[original sfgate.com link]
2008-10-04

Yang MIAN
The Cultural Evolution, China's art market comes of age: Forbes Magazine
2007-09-01

MODERNISM
Russian Evolution: Forbes Magazine
2006-09-01

Erwin BLUMENFELD
Blumenfeld - beauty and mystery: San Francisco Chronicle
[original sfgate.com link]
2006-04-21

MODERNISM
What's the avant-garde up to? Ask Martin Muller: San Francisco Chronicle
[original sfgate.com link]
2005-02-16

MODERNISM
Dare You to Look: San Francisco Magazine
2004-09-01

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685 Market St., Suite 290
San Francisco, CA 94105

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Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 5:30pm

Phone

(415) 541-0461

Fax

(415) 541-0425

E-mail

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