Originally named Gallery Paule Anglim after its eponymous founder, this gallery has a long history in San Francisco. Paule founded the space in 1976 and became known for representing the California Beat artists and the Bay Area Conceptualists. The gallery is particularly strong in the work of female artists, including Clare Rojas, Catherine Wagner, Judith Linhares, and and Lynn Hershman Leeson.
A decade ago Bay Area art buyers would flock to Union Square, where exclusive galleries mingled with high-end boutiques. Not anymore. As gallerists have fled rising rents downtown, the resulting dispersal sparked an art resurgence in the Dogpatch, Potrero Flats, SoMA, and beyond. From international standbys to intriguing up-and-comers, classical painters to cutting-edge video artists, San Francisco’s galleries run the gamut. Here’s where to start.
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