8 Renowned SF Art Collectors Open Their Homes for Private Collections 2017


The Carlevaro Collection, Private Collections 2016

This spring marks the 18th annual Private Collections home tours benefiting Enterprise for High School Students.  On April 5th, eight of San Francisco's most highly regarded art collectors will open their homes for a rare chance to experience precious works of art, the stories behind them, and the meaning they inherit in the context of a living space. 

For this year's Masterpiece Collection, Nancy and Sidney Unobskey open their Pacific Heights home for a tour of their stunning collection of paintings and sculptures from internationally-renwoned artists. Highlights include paintings by David Park, Helen Frankenthaler, Chagall, and Christopher Brown, as well as a Japanese garden brought to life with sculptures by Judith Shea, Gerard Kelly, and Peter Shelton. Other major works include those by Gwen Merrill, George Rickey, Jean Arp, Alexander Archipenko, Jacques Lipchitz, George Segal, Joel Shapiro and two pre-Colombian pieces. 

Following The Unobskey Collection at 6:0 p.m., Masterpiece and Premier level ticket holders will meet in different locations around the city for private home tours of one of seven of the following collections: The Dauber and Levin Collection, The Joyner and Guiffrida Collection, The Kramlich Collection, The Mill Collection, The Reilly Collection, The Sack Collection, and The Schreyer Collection.  From confrontational contemporary to pioneering video art to Bay Area abstract expressionism, each collection offers its own extraordinary journey.

Simon Breitbard Fine Arts in Jackson Square will host a post-party celebrating  the closing of the event with a lovely evening of wine, hors d'oeuvres, and Private Collection's very first silent art auction included pieces donated by local galleries. 50% of all sales will benefit Enterprise for High School Students.  

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Photos from Private Collections 2016

The Wolfe Collection, Private Collections 2016

2016 Private Collections Honorary Chair, Jay Jeffers, admiring The Harbin Clammer Collection

The Niles Collection 2016

The Hatch Collection, Private Collections 2016

Enterprise Executive Director, Tony DiStefano, speaks at 2016 Private Collections party at Simon Breitbard Fine Arts