Our San Francisco gallery is located on the 5th floor of the well-known 49 Geary Street art collective. For over 20 years, Heather James Fine Art has maintained a reputation for the highest level of service to collectors world-wide. Now, we’re excited to offer art from our expansive inventory in a location of convenience serving the entire Bay Area.

49 Geary St., Suite 511
San Francisco, CA 94108
(415) 872-9495

Hours:
Currently open by appointment only

Exhibitions

Ai Weiwei's Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads: Gold
CURRENT

Ai Weiwei's Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads: Gold

October 10, 2019 - August 31, 2020
Grace Hartigan: Late Works
ARCHIVE

Grace Hartigan: Late Works

October 15, 2019 - July 5, 2020
Richard Diebenkorn
ARCHIVE

Richard Diebenkorn

October 16, 2019 - February 29, 2020
Roland Petersen: 1961
ARCHIVE

Roland Petersen: 1961

November 18, 2019 - January 31, 2020
SHE/HER: A New Look at a History of Art Since 1900
ARCHIVE

SHE/HER: A New Look at a History of Art Since 1900

October 3 - November 17, 2019
Wojciech Fangor: The Early 1960s
ARCHIVE

Wojciech Fangor: The Early 1960s

October 11 - December 31, 2018
California: North and South
ARCHIVE

California: North and South

June 16 - September 30, 2018
The Paintings of Sir Winston Churchill
ARCHIVE

The Paintings of Sir Winston Churchill

June 1 - July 27, 2018

ARTWORK ON VIEW

The stands are: 32 H x 19-3/4 W x 19-3/4 D in.
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<br>Rat: 27 7/8 x 12 7/8 x 20 7/8 in.
<br>Ox: 29 1/8 x 20 1/8 x 16 7/8 in.
<br>Tiger: 25 7/8 x 14 7/8 x 16 7/8 in.
<br>Rabbit: 27 7/8 x 9 7/8 x 18 7/8 in.
<br>Dragon: 35 7/8 x 18 1/8 x 25 7/8 in.
<br>Snake: 27 7/8 x 14 1/8 x 6 3/4 in.
<br>Horse: 29 1/8 x 12 1/4 x 22 in.
<br>Ram: 25 1/4 x 20 7/8 x 16 1/8 in.
<br>Monkey: 27 1/8 x 12 7/8 x 14 7/8 in.
<br>Rooster: 24 x 9 x 16 7/8 in.
<br>Dog: 25 1/4 x 14 7/8 x 18 7/8 in.
<br>Boar: 27 1/8 x 16 1/8 x 20 7/8 in.
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<br>World-renowned Chinese contemporary artist Ai Weiwei is a sculptor, installation artist, architectural designer, curator, and social and cultural critic who has been exhibiting his work internationally since the late 1990s. His artistic practice is inextricably linked with cultural engagement and willingly crosses barriers between different media—cultural, artistic, and social. It was perhaps his detention from 2011 until August 2015 by the Chinese government that brought his views to the greatest audience. Ai Weiwei now lives in Germany and continues to create new works and uses his significant international profile to promote artistic and personal freedom.
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<br>These twelve sculptures depict the animals associated with the traditional Chinese zodiac. Ai Weiwei’s cycle references a European rendering of the zodiac animals designed by the Italian Jesuit Giuseppe Castiglione. The original sculptures were built in the eighteenth century for an elaborate water-clock fountain at the Yuanming Yuan (Old Summer Palace), which was ransacked in 1860. By recreating the lost and displaced statues, Ai Weiwei engages issues of looting, repatriation, and cultural heritage while expanding upon ongoing themes in his work concerning the “fake” and “copy” in relation to the original.
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<br>Ai Weiwei now works in Berlin, Germany.

AI WEIWEI

“Man with Hoops” (1946) is a proto-Abstract Expressionist sculpture by David Hare. Flirting with surrealist elements, the present work shows how monochromatic creations convey a wide range of artistic expression in the third dimension. Much like Picasso’s sculptures from the same period, Hare references African sculptural traditions and art historical precedents for quasi-abstract figures.  
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<br>Hare was included in the "Dada, Surrealism, and Their Heritage" exhibition of 1968 at the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

DAVID HARE

MANUEL NERI - Standing Male Figure - polychrome plaster and wood - 70 x 13 3/4 x 19 in.

MANUEL NERI

GRACE HARTIGAN - Renaissance Costumes - oil on linen - 72 x 84 in.

GRACE HARTIGAN

GRACE HARTIGAN - Caribbean Interior - oil on linen - 72 x 78 in.

GRACE HARTIGAN

GRACE HARTIGAN - Chinese Calendar - oil on linen - 84 1/4 x 61 1/4 in.

GRACE HARTIGAN

Rodney McMillian is multidisciplinary artist working in sculpture, painting, performance, and video. Born in South Carolina, McMillian has lived in Southern California since 2000 where he is now Professor of Sculpture at the UCLA School of Arts and Architecture at the University of California, Los Angeles. "Lollipop" (2001-2002) represents one of the earliest works from the artist, who graduated with an MFA from CalArts in 2002.
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<br>McMillian shapes his work around the socio-political history of the United States even through abstraction. At first glance, "Lollipop" appears to be a continuation of Abstract Expressionism in its layered flow of paint. For these works, like abstract expressionists of yore, McMillian pours and drips paints. Nevertheless, on closer inspection, many of his works appear to suggest a map or landscape and thus, the history of struggle and power inherent to mapmaking and landscape painting. Who makes maps and for whom? Who owns the land and at what cost? What happens in that land? Furthermore, in using household paint and other industrial materials, McMillian mines issues of economy, accessibility, and even temporality as the materials are inherently unstable and non-archival.
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<br>McMillian's work is collected by the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Hammer Museum, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles among others, and his work was featured in the 2008 Whitney Biennial. In 2019, McMillian's work was exhibited at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art: “New York: Rodney McMillian”, Feb. 9-Jun. 9, 2019.

RODNEY MCMILLIAN

GRACE HARTIGAN - Matador - oil on linen - 48 x 72 in.

GRACE HARTIGAN

YAYOI KUSAMA - Soaring Spirit - stainless steel balls and wire - 19 x 18 x 14 in.

YAYOI KUSAMA

ROLAND PETERSEN - Luncheon - oil on canvas - 24 1/4 x 26 3/8 in.

ROLAND PETERSEN

MABEL MAY WOODWARD - Beach Scene - watercolor on paper - 14 1/2 x 19 1/2 in.

MABEL MAY WOODWARD

LOUISE NEVELSON - Untitled - wood and paper collage - 37 1/4 x 25 1/8 in.

LOUISE NEVELSON

KUMI SUGAI - 3 Heures D'Après Midi - acrylic on canvas - 24 x 19 3/4 in.

KUMI SUGAI

NAOTO NAKAGAWA - Aggressive Still Life - oil on canvas - 56 1/4 x 70 1/4 in.

NAOTO NAKAGAWA

YANG MAOYUAN - Mexican Silver Grizzly - painting on paper - 26 1/4 x 37 1/2  in.

YANG MAOYUAN

RITA ACKERMANN - Fuck Your Cake - watercolor and charcoal on paper - 44 x 30 1/4 in.

RITA ACKERMANN

KYOKO IBE - Untitled - recycled ganpi paper fiber, old documents, mica and sumi - 30 3/4 x 62 5/8 in.

KYOKO IBE

CONSTANCE MALLINSON - Couple - oil on paper - 95 x 52 1/2 in.

CONSTANCE MALLINSON

KAORU MANSOUR - Pistachio, Peony and Chandelier #101 - mixed media on canvas - 72 x 60 in.

KAORU MANSOUR

MICAELA AMATO - Red Fez - cast leaded glass - 20 x 18 x 18 in.

MICAELA AMATO

GRACE HARTIGAN - Elizabeth Etched - aquatint (Ink Ground, Spite Bite) - 40 1/2 x 30 1/2 in.

GRACE HARTIGAN

Ann Craven - Red Crescent Moon - oil painting - 14 1/8 x 14 1/8 in.

Ann Craven

Ann Craven - Full Moon with Clouds - oil on canvas - 14 x 14 in.

Ann Craven

KYOKO IBE - Untitled - recycled ganpi paper fiber, old documents, mica and sumi - 17 1/2 x 29 1/2

KYOKO IBE

GEORGE MIYASAKI - Mescalero - mixed media on paper - 40 x 27 3/4 in.

GEORGE MIYASAKI

KAORU MANSOUR - Olive & Blue Chandelier #101 - mixed media - 20 x 20 in.

KAORU MANSOUR

TATIANA BOTTON - Sand Dunes 7 - photograph - 15 x 22 1/4 in.

TATIANA BOTTON

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