SHOWS & CONVERSATIONS WITH ARTISTS

San Francisco Tribal & Textile Arts Show 2016

 

This event, February 18-21, was the Show's 30th anniversary, and brought together once again some of the most distinguished dealers, collectors, and enthusiasts from the US, Europe and Asia. Other than Paris' Parcours de Monde, this is the most prestigious and well attended show of its type. We were particularly delighted to participate as an exhibitor in this show, marking the final year for amazing impressario Liz Lees of Caskey-Lees, and the upcoming transition in 2017 to our mutual friend, the multi-talented Kim Martindale.
 

We were glad to be able to exhibit some newly acquired pieces to the gallery including:

Stone Goddess Figure, from Rapa Iti (Little Rapa), Austral Islands.
 
A large piece, reminiscent of the bold style of Big Rapa (Easter Island) which was collected by Joseph Louis Marcillac (1870-1943) in 1917 near the village of Area. (Price on Request).
 
Some of the inspiring visitors to our booth:

 

                   

Professor Donald C. Johanson, Author, Founding Director, Institute of Human Origins, Arizona State University, discoverer of "Lucy", Hadar, Ethiopia, 1974.
 
We had a lively discussion as to early man tools, and of his experiences in Ethiopia. Check out the photo with Lucy on the cellphone of her discoverer!
 

 

Cathryn Cootner,  Emerita Curator of Textiles, De Young Museum, and noted author and collector.
 
Cootner conducted a much in demand tour of notable works at the show, and visiting our booth spoke insightfully of contemporary textile art, referencing another contemporary textile pioneer, Leonore Tawney (1907-2007) a close friend and colleague of Haag.
 

Daniel Shaffer, London based Executive Editor at Hali, the flagship of fine textile media and scholarship, and of Cover, the sister publication devoted to contemporary textiles.
 
Shaffer spoke of the invigorating effect the best of contemporary textiles can have on the international tribal market. We were delighted to finally meet Shaffer.
 

Michael Aulisio, blogger and dealer (Tribalmania)
 
Aulisio has conducted illuminating interviews with some of the most influential persons in the tribal art field. Aulisio focused his attention particularly on our booth's stone pieces.
 

Notable collectors of Oceanic Art Sam and Sharon Singer (not pictured)
Sam Singer gave a terrific presentation at a well attended panel discussion at Fort Mason's Firehouse, Sunday. We were delighted to have the Singers' visit.
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Los Angeles Contemporary Art Show 2016


We had the honor of exhibiting The Haag Needlepoint Collection in the Los Angeles Contemporary Art Show, Jan 27-31, 2016 to an enthusiastic response. This international show http://www.laartshow.com held at the LA Convention Center drew 70,000 collectors, dealers and friends of the arts this year. 

Here are some highlights:

               
   
     

As part of our exhibit, we showed "Indra's Net", the most recent of more than 40 artist interpretations of The Haag Needlepoint Collection.

Indra's Net 

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CALIFAWNIA AND ART MOBB AT INAUGURAL BENTONVILLE FILM FESTIVAL - 5/19/2015

We are pleased to welcome home artists Mike Farhat & Fawn Arthur, fresh from their commissioned mural at the inaugural Bentonville Film Festival, co-founded by Geena Davis and Trevor Drinkwater. Working as "Art Mobb" and "Califawnia", Farhat and Arthur created a large mural in plexiglass celebrating the festival's twin themes of women and diversity in film. They were honored to meet Alice Walton, founder of the Crystal Bridges Museum, and a host of other luminaries on hand for the festivities. Take a look at Art Mobb's time lapse video and press from their visit to BFF.

 

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Jan Haag 11/13/2014 Event

On November 13, 2014, MB Abram Galleries held a pop up exhibit, showing two masterworks from the Haag Needlepoint Collection. 40 artists from around the world contributed works celebrating Haag's accomplishments. Here is a video and a link to the NPR interview with Haag the evening of the event.

 

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HUNTER DROHOJOWSKA-PHILP BOOK SIGNING

On December 7, 2013 MB Abram Galleries held a book signing for author Hunter Drohojowska-Philp (Rebels in Paradise, The Los Angeles Art Scene and the 1960's; Full Bloom, The Art and Life of Georgia O'Keefe). A by RSVP event.

 

 

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AFRICAN FASHION WEEK

 

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ART SHOW CHARITY EVENT W/ MATT BARNES AND ARTMOBB/ CALIFAWNIA

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CONVERSATION WITH DR. ROBERT PACIFICI

Dear Friends,
From the inception of our website, we have been interested in an expanded concept of artistry.
We recently had the privilege of visiting with two special individuals, each imbued with the creative spirit in their chosen fields.
 
 
Dr. Robert Pacifici is the chief scientific officer of an unique private foundation, CHDI, which is seeking a cure for the genetically based Huntington's disease. CHDI presently works with more than 600 scientists worldwide.
 

 

 

Here is a conversation with Sarina, an animal science major at Cornell University, regarding her experience with elephant conservation in Thailand. 

 

 

 

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VISIT WITH SUE AND JEFF GUNN


June 2013


The making of craft beer is now recognized as an art form, alongside the other culinary arts.
MB Abram Galleries recently had the pleasure of visiting two pioneers who have revolutionized the the production of craft beer in the United States and abroad. Please enjoy our chat with Sue and Jeff Gunn of IDD Process and Packaging.

 

 

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CHRIS BROWN PAINTING HIS PIECE AT MB ABRAM GALLERIES

New video of Chris Brown painting his piece at MB Abram Galleries // 525 DTLA:

 

 

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