Founded in 1986, Hackett-Freedman Gallery exhibits 20th-century and contemporary painting and sculpture, with particular expertise in postwar American and Californian art. Over the past twenty years, the gallery has developed a reputation for exhibiting superior works and for actively representing leading Bay Area artists, including Roland Petersen, Frank Lobdell, Manuel Neri, and the Estates of David Park, Emerson Woelffer, Jack Jefferson, and Robert Schwartz. The gallery regularly debuts or mounts significant solo exhibitions of artists such as Patrick Heron, Richard Diebenkorn, Hans Hofmann, Louise Nevelson, Robert De Niro, Sr., Esteban Vicente, Max Weber, Marsden Hartley, Joan MirĂł, Gaston Lachaise, Elie Nadelman, and Milton Avery.
Museum-quality group exhibitions and catalogues include â€śHomage to the San Francisco Art Instituteâ€ť (1999) â€śSan Francisco Abstract Expressionismâ€ť (2001), â€śPairings: Discovered Dialogues in Postwar Abstractionâ€ť (2003 and 2005), â€śWord Pictures: Jess and Ray Johnsonâ€ť (2005) and â€śThe Making of a Culture: New York and San Francisco in the 1950s and 1960sâ€ť (2007).
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