Lisa Dolby Chadwick has dedicated her life and career to supporting contemporary artists and their creative processes and visions. She founded the Dolby Chadwick Gallery in 1997, which has since hosted more than 230 solo exhibitions and published an array of award-winning books and catalogues. The works that she both exhibits in her gallery and collects for herself span a range of styles and mediums, with a dedication to craft and materials that evoke a poetic, playful, or narrative undertone. Located on a secret street at the top of Russian Hill, her multi-level home enjoys stunning views in all directions. On display throughout is her eclectic collection, which includes work by Stephen De Staebler, Terry St. John, Alex Kanevsky, Richard Diebenkorn, Ann Gale, John DiPaolo, Nina Katchadourian, Eric Antoine, Jim Campbell, Michael Wolf, Zanele Muholi, Alison Rossiter, Frank Lobdell, Matt Gonzalez, Sherie’ Franssen, and Edwige Fouvry, among many others.
The Cowles Collection is primarily Dutch and Flemish Old Masters, and also features Italian and French eighteenth century painting and a select few modern pieces, all of museum quality and in pristine condition. The artists include Rubens, Frans Hals, Rembrandt, Durer, Canaletto, Guardi, Fragonard, Ingres and Jan Davidsz de Heem, as well as an array of others. The collection has been put together by Phoebe Cowles with her greater than 40 years of study and travel. The Cowles Collection involves rare beauty under one roof.
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The Suzanne and Elliott Felson Family Collection
Andrew Fisher and Jeffry Weisman
Modern art and antique furnishings
Andrew Fisher and Jeffry Weisman’s intimate Nob Hill apartment is located in a landmark building from the 1920’s. The classic Louis XVI interiors were originally the handiwork of Elsie de Wolfe, America’s first lady of decorating, and reflect her elegant taste. Fisher Weisman updated the floorpan to work better for modern living and entertaining while preserving the original character of the interior. The rooms are furnished with a mix of French, Swedish, Italian, Russian and Biedermeier antiques, modern upholstery, and fantasy furniture and a seashell-encrusted chandelier by Andrew Fisher. The collection of artwork includes canvases by Russell Chatham; Charley Brown; Ohashi Suiseki; and Tom Smith; works on paper and canvas by Andrew Fisher; a collection of watercolors costume and set designs by Eugene Berman; and a range of architectural drawings and lithographs including four original drawings by Sir John Soane.
Kaitlyn and Mike Krieger
Over the past six years, Mike and Kaitlyn Krieger have collected the work of living artists from around the globe. The pair have a quirky but rigorous approach to making decisions, which has led to a collection both playful and conceptually-driven. Works encompass a diverse array of media including video, photography, sculpture, painting and installation. Artists in the collection include Ron Nagle, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Mika Rottenberg, Vincent Fecteau, Sheila Hicks, Danh Vo, Allora & Calzadilla, Wolfgang Tillmans, John Baldessari, Phillipe Parreno, Camille Henrot, Pierre Huyghe, Christian Marclay and Fischli & Weiss.
Jordan Kurland began collecting art by accident in 1998 when he purchased a set of $20 screen-printed posters from a new friend named Shepard Fairey. His friendship with Fairey, coupled with his career in the music industry, led Kurland to other emerging artists in the world of street art, including Barry McGee, Thomas Campbell, Chris Johanson and Jason Jagel. While street art forms the basis of Kurland's collection, he has diversified over the past two-plus decades, acquiring a myriad of works on canvas, prints, and photographs. Highlights of the collection include pieces by Margaret Kilgallen, Yoshitomo Nara, Todd Hido, Larry Sultan, Invader, Clare Rojas, Geoff McFetridge, William Claxton, Jim Marshall, Vivien Maier, Allen Ginsberg, Zhang Huen, and Andrew Schoultz. Kurland's home, which showcases his favorite artworks, sits atop Bernal Hill and features sweeping views of the San Francisco skyline and Bay.
Dr. Seth L. Matarasso - MASTERPIECE
Contemporary: Form, Function and Fenomenal Fun
A visit to the collection of Dr. Seth Matarasso is an opportunity to view extraordinary examples of Post-War and Contemporary artists. With almost no remaining available wall space - closets, bathrooms and a kitchen have had their utilitarian function transformed in order to accommodate the installation of over 75 works in this Pacific Heights apartment. The collection truly embraces art in every medium. What began as family “gifts” of Wesselmann and Bleckner, soon evolved into a passionate obsession, with the first wall dedicated to a display of works by Andy Warhol. To be tongue in cheek, the collector, a dermatologist, has devoted a hallway with a moniker “About Face” by Ed Ruscha with facial portraits by Willem De Kooning, George Condo, Lucian Freud, Diane Arbus, Barbara Kruger and Henri Matisse. The remarkable bay view is further accentuated by a wall of artists with a water theme, such as Hiroshi Sugimoto, Adam Fuss, Richard Misrach, Wayne Thiebaud and Richard Diebenkorn. As a tribute to love, over the master bed a painting by Helen Frankenthaler is adjacent to an elegy piece by her husband, Robert Motherwell. The living area includes works by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Donald Judd, Ellsworth Kelly, Yayoi Kusama, and Richard Serra. As a nod to art historical appreciation of geometry, a 1960’s Frank Stella concentric finds itself in the same sight-line as a Josef Alber’s Homage to the Square from 1957 and as a geometrical counterpart, the chromatic spheres of a Damien Hirst spot painting is accentuated by the obsessive compulsory orbs by Ruth Asawa. And certainly no art collecting physician’s home would be complete without a resplendent Richard Prince joke dedicated to the medical profession.
The McEvoy Family Collection
Contemporary art and design
My interest in art began during my high school years. As a young car fanatic, I’ll never forget my first solo voyage driving my red VW Cabriolet to see Helter Skelterat the L.A. Museum of Contemporary Art in spring 1992. During my 20’s and 30’s, my love for design was also cultivated by consummate visits to hotels and restaurants wherever my travels or work took me. Starting and building One Kings Lane was my cherished opportunity to have access to my favorite interior designers across our country. My new family home in the hills of Noe Valley reflects my love affair for color, intimate spaces, comfort, and views. The pieces in my home reflect many of the contemporary artists who have captured my imagination: Darren Almond, Andrea Bowers, Roe Ethridge, Katy Grannan, Roni Horn, Joan Jonas, Koak, David Shrigley, Taryn Simon, Trine Sondergaard, Wolfgang Tillmans, Rob Pruitt, Troika, Jenny Sharf, and Haegue Yang. Architecture firm Envelope and The Office of Charles DeLisle helped me to build a home that reflects my personality, aesthetic and design sense in an organic way. During the Private Collections event, Artist Jenny Sharaf, Designer Charles DeLisle and architects Douglass Burnham and Cassie McDonald will help me to share this home's story.
Laura Smith Sweeney and Joe Sweeney
Modern and Contemporary
The Sweeneys’ artworks reflect the 20 year evolution of their artistic interests. Largely figurative at the outset, and almost exclusively focused on Bay Area artists, such as Nathan Olivera, Wayne Thiebaud and James Weeks, the collection’s focus soon turned to include Los Angeles icons John Baldessari, Charles Gaines and ceramicist Brian Rochefort (as well as skateboard artist/bad boy Sandow Birk). Conceptual artists, including Jenny Holzer, Lorna Simpson, Robert Mapplethorpe, John Chamberlain, Sol LeWitt, Enrique Chagoya and Samuel Levi Jones provide a provocative counterpoint to the figurative element of the collection.
Guests are invited to conquer the high score on their specially commissioned pinball, designed by William Wiley, featured at his Smithsonian retrospective.