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Surrealist Art at the San Francisco Frey Norris Gallery

Museum Overview

The San Francisco Frey Norris Gallery is a contemporary art gallery which has become internationally renowned over the years. The gallery displays interesting and provoking artworks by artists working mainly in California and Asia. These artworks include a variety of media including sculpture, animation, box photography, installation and of course painting.

The San Francisco Frey Norris Gallery is a hub of activity in the world of art. There is always something going on whether it is a charitable or communal event, or participating in various art fairs all over the world, or being involved in publishing books and magazines or presenting a new eclectic exhibition. It is a very important landmark on the map of the world of art.

One can find reviews about the Frey Norris Gallery in all of the most famous art magazines and journals and one can also see various exhibits around the world which the gallery has given or lent to certain museums such as the Young Museum, the Cantor Art Center at Stanford University and the Seattle Art museum, to name just a few.

Plan Your Visit

Once one knows when one will be in San Francisco it is a good idea to go to the website of the Frey Norris Gallery to check what special events or exhibits are taking place and exactly when because that will help you decide when to visit the gallery.

The gallery is located in downtown San Francisco at 456 Geary Street directly opposite the American Conservatory Theatre, just a block away from Union Square.

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The Frey Norris gallery is open on Sundays from 11.00 to 17.00 and from Tuesday to Saturday from 11.00 to 19.00. The gallery is closed on Mondays.

Surrealist Art at the San Francisco Frey Norris Gallery

Important surrealist artworks can be found in the Annex of the San Francisco Frey Norris Gallery. In the Annex one can find one of the finest collections of surrealist art in the United States which is available for sale.

The surrealist collection contains work from the birth of the surrealist movement in 1924 to the 1960s by famous artists of this genre including Leonora Carrington, Wolfgang Paalen, Dorothea Tanning and Remedios Varo. Recent exhibitions include "Wolfgang Paalen: Implicit Spaces" with works such as the "Hamnur Trilogy" and "Taches Solaires", "Leonora Carrington: The Talismanic Lens" which was the result of a five year project of collecting, studying and getting to know this artist who is one of the last surviving surrealist artists and writers and "Ðorothea Tanning: Beyond the esplanade " which surveyed a fascinating period in the life and career of one of the most intriguing surrealist artists of the last century.

Items for sale include unique works on paper, objects and paintings by surrealist artists such as Victor Brauner, Leonor Fini, Wilfredo Lam, Max Ernst, Andre Masson and Stella Snead.

The Annex is also the place to go in order to search for work by other surrealist artists that may not be displayed at the Frey Norris Gallery. The gallery provides a unique service whereby they provide all the required resources and contacts for art dealers or private collectors to find specific surrealist art they may be looking for.
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