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Art Market San Francisco 2014, Qinmin Liu at Market Street Gallery

Art Market San Francisco 2014, San Francisco's edition of the international art fair opens tonight with a gala and runs through May 18, 2014. With over 70 galleries, even the most dedicated art viewer can be overwhelmed by booths, projects and performances so here are a few standouts from the San Francisco gallery scene.

San Francisco's multiple art fairs of 2013 have been condensed into one but with 70 galleries, the event can be exhausting even for the most dedicated art viewer. There are a few standouts.
@Patricia Sweetow. Planet of the Apes by David Huffman. 2014,
Eight Lipsticks by Wayne Thiebaud. 1988, Color drypoint etching
@Adler & Co.

Electric Works. Working in the vernacular of political propaganda posters, Dave Eggers deftly executes grease pencil drawings that feature an ongoing cast of fur-, feather-, and scale-bearing creatures. What seems like an extraordinary balancing act of good humor and earnest pledges of allegiance, Eggers creates a menagerie that speaks to our very human condition. Fifty percent of the proceeds of the sales go to Scholar Match. Visit Electric Works at Booth 109, ArtMRKT, Fort Mason

Jemina Kirke, now showing at Fouladi Gallery, is another hot pick for the collector who wants to buy the new kid on the block. A TV star of HBO’s Girls, Kirke's work has been compared to Alice Neel's and is big on nudity and quasi-bold figurative works. Catherine Clark (Booth 401) is showing works by local favorites Chester Arnold, Deborah Oropallo, Al Farrow and Masami Teraoka. Adler &Co Gallery at Booth 101 has some colorful and fun pieces by Wayne Thiebaud. Gallery Wendi Norris currently showing a small but insightful show of "Leonora Carrington: The Celtic Surrealist," (Booth 305) has a lovely selection of abstract pieces. Fair Information:

Market Street Gallery. A weekend performance by performance artist Qinmin Liu. Each time will be unique (see schedule below) “4A Concept : my body is exploding at anytime, anywhere, for anything and with anyone." "These dot-connecting movement of mine doesn’t simply draw lines; instead, it floods out a dimension, a map that’s overspilled by my rawest human desire."

Saturday, May 17, 2014, from 6 p.m - 8 p.m. Through May 31, 2014

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