Lost Art Salon is a San Francisco-based gallery that specializes in the rediscovery of historically significant artists and the curation of fine art collections reflecting the major styles and movements of the Modern Era. Open to the public, the gallerys showroom offers over 5,000 paintings, drawings, prints, photographs and objects from the late 19th Century through the present, with a strong emphasis on 20th Century Modernism.
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Our Signature Mix
Lost Art Salon’s founders and creative directors Rob Delamater and Gaetan Caron blend their distinct personalities to create the gallery’s curious and unmistakable air of an “art apothecary”. Intimately acquainted with each work of art in the gallery, Delamater and Caron have from the outset anchored the gallery’s mission to finding new audiences for artists who have been overlooked by the confines of art history.
Through dedicated searches worldwide Lost Art Salon continues to rediscover new artists and collections, including: • Philadelphia artist John Whitworth Robson who defied his family's wishes and took off in 1905 for the art capital of the world, Paris, and later on returned to Hollywood to become one of the key scene painters of "The Wizard of Oz". • Alysanne McGaffey who landed at the San Francisco Art Institute in 1957, was just in time to become an integral part of the Bay Area Figurative Movement. • Dave Fox who fled Austria in 1939, would come to join a newly emerging art scene in Los Angeles. • Polish-born Jennings Tofel who arrived in New York City at the turn of the Century and would soon be mentored by Alfred Stieglitz. • Peter Witwer who created grand, stunning artworks in his Haight Ashbury apartment but would not be discovered until nearly forty years after his murder.
Lost Art Salon serves our clients as an established resource for modernist, vintage, antique & contemporary art, embodying the atmospheres of an atelier, a fine art museum and a rare book library. We acquire our individual works and collections through artists’ estates, surviving family and friends, auctions, art dealers and myriad North American and European antique markets and fairs. Upon arrival at our gallery, our arts management team takes each piece through a diligent conservation and archival process detailing acquisition history and provenance. Prior to presentation in our gallery and online, our arts management team works from our selection of restored original period frames to classic contemporary frames to create the best stage for every piece.
At Lost Art Salon, we are as inspired by the hunt and the rediscovery of historically significant artists and fine art collections, as we are with sharing these experiences and artworks with our clients.
Visit us at our San Francisco gallery or online at www.lostartsalon.com
Lost Art Salon: San Francisco 245 South Van Ness, Suite 303, San Francisco, CA, 94103 415.861.1530 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Polaroid Shot of the Lost Art Salon Staff, Valentine's Night 2013 Left to Right: Rob Delamater, Michelle Ross, Merrill Carpenter, Kate Hedrick, Gaetan Caron, Marissa Olivas