Peter Fetterman Gallery


Peter Fetterman has been deeply involved in the medium of photography for over 30 years. Initially a filmmaker and collector, he set up his first gallery over 20 years ago. He was one of the pioneer tenants of Bergamot Station, the Santa Monica Center of the Arts when it first opened in 1994. The Peter Fetterman Gallery has one of the largest inventories of classic 20th century photography in the country, particularly in humanist photography. Diverse holdings include work by Henri Cartier-Bresson, Sebastião Salgado, Steve McCurry, Ansel Adams, Paul Caponigro, Willy Ronis, André Kertesz, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Lillian Bassman, Pentti Sammallahti, Stephen Wilkes and Jeffrey Conley. Peter and his colleagues are committed to promoting the awareness and appreciation of the most powerful of the mediums in an intimate, user-friendly salon environment. He shares the following about the upcoming show: “The San Francisco Fall Antiques Show has continually been a successful show for us, allowing our gallery to connect with great Bay Area clients. We find that this antiques show tends to have a very sophisticated attendance, mostly connoisseurs with serious and educated knowledge of what we exhibit.”


Sid Avery, Frank Sinatra at a Capital Records Recording Session in Los Angeles, 1958. 
C-Print, 20 x 16 inches. ©Estate of Sid Avery.

“Many of the pieces we are bringing are an extension of our upcoming Frank Sinatra & Audrey Hepburn - A Life in Pictures exhibition that opens in our gallery on November 1, so that will be a highlight of our booth, and I suspect a highlight of the whole show as they are both proven crowd favorites.”


Elliott Erwitt, Marilyn Monroe, New York, 1956.
Platinum print, 30 x 40 in, Ed. Of 12. ©Elliott Erwitt.

“The Elliott Erwitt print of Marilyn Monroe, along with his famous Malibu Kiss image, will be exhibited at the Fall Antiques Show as rare 30x40 limited edition (12) platinum prints of which these are the only remaining copies.”


Ansel Adams, Winter Sunrise, Sierra Nevada from Lone Pine, California, 1944.
Gelatin silver print, 15 x 19 in.

Paul Caponigro, Running White Deer, County Wicklow, Ireland, 1967. 
Signed gelatin silver print. 8 x 20 inches.

“The Ansel Adams and Caponigro prints are rare hand-made silver gelatin gems. These are an exhibition extension as well, following the closing of our current exhibition, American Masters: The Silver Print, honoring the endangered art form of traditional darkroom printing and those who mastered the medium.”


Yousuf Karsh, Georgia O'Keeffe, 1956
Gelatin silver print. 20 x 16 in.

“Yousuf Karsh is arguably the greatest portrait photographer of the 20th Century, and the O'Keeffe print is truly masterful and will be flanked by his iconic portraits of Winston Churchill and Albert Einstein.”


Additional works from Stephen Wilkes, Jeffrey Conley, Ormond Gigli and San Francisco legendary figures Fred Lyon and Ruth Bernhard will also be on display. The Peter Fetterman Gallery will be at booth #38.