San Francisco Magazine Spotlights KACE. Jardin de Nuit Exhibition at Gallery 181

San Francisco Magazine published a feature story on Gallery 181’s newest exhibition curated by art advisor Holly Baxter and presented by KACE. a two-individual collective of Naeem Khan and Stanley Casselman where Pop and Abstract Expressionism come together and engender a beautiful and utterly unforeseen new reality. Titled “Fashion and Art Become One in Gallery 181’s New Exhibit,” the article details the collaboration between the unlikely duo and the masterful work in their new exhibition, Jardin de Nuit

On view in Gallery 181 by appointment from April 7 – June 30, 2022, this new exhibition comes to life with blooming flowers in a range of sizes and hues. 

“Light dances off the sequins and draws a patron’s eye across the floral display; the work also reflects movement across the room. The give-and-take between patron and artwork is palpably alive, much like the interplay between Khan and Casselman.” 

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Interior Design Spotlights Sprüth Magers Exhibition at Gallery 181

Interior Design, a global authority in design and architecture, recently published a feature story on Gallery 181’s newest exhibition led by art advisor Holly Baxter and presented by Sprüth Magers. Titled “The Female Founders of Sprüth Magers Gallery Present an Exhibition of Leading Women Artists at Gallery 181 in San Francisco,” the story takes readers inside the world’s tallest art gallery and spotlights Sprüth Magers’ curated selection of works by four of the gallery’s leading women artists.

On view in Gallery 181 by appointment until March 31, this new exhibition includes dozens of paintings, photographs, sculptures and video by Cao Fei, Jenny Holzer, Karen Kilimnik and Louise Lawler. Each piece offers a nuanced view of women’s perspectives on an ever-changing world.

“The views of the building are the perfect dreamlike backdrop for the emergence and appreciation of these artworks,” Marta Fontolan, senior director of Sprüth Magers, told the publication. The article notes that the works “are in conversation with the space, including panoramic vistas of the city.” 

Viewings are by appointment only and may be scheduled by emailing Holly Baxter or calling (415) 350-5595. 

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181 Fremont’s Innovative Art Program Featured in LX Collection

LX Collection has featured 181 Fremont’s innovative art program and special consultancy services in a new article, titled “How In-House Art Programs Inspire Tailored, Bespoke Home Collections.”  

In addition to touting 181 Fremont’s groundbreaking fusion of art and real estate, the article describes Gallery 181’s “regular exhibitions from some of the country’s most acclaimed galleries,” including Mitchell-Innes & Nash, Blum & Poe, Lehmann Maupin and Albertz Benda.

“We envision this gallery as a platform to host pop-up exhibitions by prestigious galleries to present their program to a new audience here in San Francisco, potentially cultivating new collectors, and really make a contribution to the cultural dialogue here,” Holly Baxter, director of 181 Fremont’s art program and owner of art advisory firm, Holly Baxter & Associates, told the publication. 

181 Fremont’s infusion of art into the everyday life of its residents is part of a larger, strengthening real estate trend. Developers around the world are now seeking to “create art as a lived experience, an amenity that not only draws potential home buyers but inspires an art-forward culture that can’t be found anywhere else.” 

Unique amenities like in-house galleries serve to “connect residents to the local and international art scene,” while immersive in-residence exhibitions—like 181 Fremont’s recent PODIUM I and PODIUM II installations—can inspire residents to build upon their personal collections. “Clients are thrilled and really appreciate seeing the work in a furnished home. It gives them a different perspective,” said Baxter, who provides art consultancy services to 181 Fremont residents upon request. 

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181 Fremont’s Grand Penthouse Called “Art Gallery in the Sky” by Mansion Global

Mansion Global, an award-winning online destination covering the global real estate market, relevant news and luxury listings for sale, recently highlighted 181 Fremont’s Grand Penthouse and groundbreaking art program. 

Titled “Lofty Gallery Walls and Understated Architecture Are an Art Collector’s Dream,”  the Mansion Global article refers to the Grand Penthouse as an “Art Gallery in the Sky” that is “designed specifically with art collectors in mind” with “spectacular floor-to-ceiling windows” and “7,000 square feet of Venetian plaster gallery walls.” The penthouse’s thoughtful interiors harmonize to make it the “ideal home for an art collector.” 

In the article, 181 Fremont’s art advisor Holly Baxter shares more of what makes the home suited to collectors. “The living spaces of the Grand Penthouse are an art collector’s dream; they feature 10- to 12-foot ceilings, museum-style suspended base walls and museum finishes befitting the art that adorns its walls,” Baxter says. “The elegant and sophisticated artworks in the home are by modern masters and enhance the architecture and design.”

Baxter selected the artworks on display in the Grand Penthouse to “showcase the potential of the space,” exhibiting pieces by “artists whose works are in the permanent collections of major museums and in important private collections” in collaboration with the local San Francisco gallery Anthony Meier Fine Arts.

In addition to its collection-ready interiors, The Grand Penthouse encompasses four bedrooms plus a den, six-and-a-half bathrooms, 6,941 square feet of living space, plus a private elevator landing and exclusive access to five-star concierge services, a full floor of amenities at 181 Fremont’s Residents’ Club and 7th-level skybridge to Salesforce Park. 

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181 Fremont’s Art Program Featured in Art & Museum Magazine

181 Fremont’s groundbreaking art program and diverse collection—both led by art advisor extraordinaire Holly Baxter—has been featured in the Summer 2021 issue of quarterly publication, Art & Museum Magazine.

Titled “San Francisco’s 181 Fremont Takes Art to New Heights,” the article highlights the work of 181 Fremont’s art advisor, Holly Baxter. In addition curating recent onsite art exhibitions PODIUM I and PODIUM II, Baxter helps select works for display throughout the building—from its public areas and model residences to its Residents’ Club and for the permanent collection in Gallery 181, located within a penthouse on the 56th floor. To date, Gallery 181 houses works by Teresita Fernandez, Joel Shapiro and Richard Serra.

“Gallery 181 was conceived as a venue to host exhibitions from respected international gallery programs and to provide an opportunity to contribute to the larger cultural dialogue in the Bay Area,” Baxter tells the publication. “181 Fremont residents and the public are able to view curated exhibitions of works by artists they might not have the opportunity to otherwise experience.”

 

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RUE DAILY: 181 FREMONT DEBUTS A NEW EXHIBITION OF CONTEMPORARY BLACK ARTISTS

Art and exquisite design merge in 181 Fremont’s latest art exhibition. The luxury condominium building reshaped the San Francisco skyline, but inside, there’s #61B: a model home designed by Robbie McMillan of AubreyMaxwell.

Though we typically would focus on the high-end furnishings and finishes, we’ve got our eye on the art. PODIUM, a new exhibition of international contemporary black artists, is on display in the space. Curated by 181 Fremont art advisor Holly Baxter, the home features 20 artworks by 15 highly regarded artists: Theaster Gates, Isaac Julien, Angela Hennessy, Angelina Pwerle, Chanell Stone, Erica Deeman, Jibade-Khalil Huffman, Lava Thomas, Leonardo Drew, Moffat Takadiwan, Serge Clottey, Shaina McCoy, Simphiwe Ndzube, Tavares Strachan and Woody de Othello.

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ROBB REPORT: This San Francisco Condo Doubles as a Gallery Showcasing Black Artists

Located in the heart of San Francisco’s South Market District, 181 Fremont is the tallest residential building on the West Coast. In addition to its 68 luxury units, it’s also an art gallery, with an exhibition showing over 20 artworks by 15 Black artists running now until the end of December.

The show, dubbed Podium, takes place within a staged apartment, one that you can in fact buy for $6.8 million (artworks not included). Art advisor and consultant Holly Baxter curated the show, and design elements were selected by the interiors practice at AubreyMaxwell—for the latter, the team opted to use only B&B Italia furnishings, with the exception of a few rugs from cc-tapis.

The artworks range from painting and sculpture to photography and mixed media. Since the show is in an apartment, they’re spread out across many different rooms, so it’s less white wall gallery and more open house at a collector’s stylish digs.

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181 Fremont’s “Blue-Chip Art Program” Featured in ArtNet

ArtNet, a leading online resource for the international art market, has spotlighted 181 Fremont’s exceptional residential art program and onsite collection—both curated by art advisor Holly Baxter of Holly Baxter & Associates.

Titled “Inside the Blue-Chip Art Program at 181 Fremont, the Tallest Residential Building on the West Coast,” the article includes an interview with developer Matt Lituchy of Jay Paul Company and Holly Baxter and highlights Gallery 181, the world’s highest art gallery, located in a penthouse on the building’s 56th floor. 

“Our art program has provided us with a wonderful way to engage with art collectors from San Francisco and beyond who’ve come to visit Gallery 181…to view works of painting, sculpture, music, and dance,” said Matt. 

In addition curating recent onsite art exhibitions PODIUM I and PODIUM II, Baxter has helped select pieces for display throughout the building, including its public areas, model residences, private Residents’ Club and permanent collection in Gallery 181.

“Gallery 181 was conceived as a venue to host exhibitions from respected international gallery programs and to provide an opportunity to contribute to the larger cultural dialogue in the Bay Area,” Holly told ArtNet. “181 residents and the public are able to view curated exhibitions of works by artists they might not have the opportunity to otherwise experience.”  

Baxter describes each piece she selects for 181 Fremont as being “intellectually and conceptually bold, as well as technically accomplished.” All “resonate with the refined and elegant interiors that define 181 Fremont.” The building’s growing collection includes works by renowned artists—including Eva Rothschild—and to date, Gallery 181 has housed works from galleries including Lehmann Maupin, Blum & Poe and Albertz Benda. 

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THE STAR: Black Artists’ Works Create a Gallery in a $7-Million Model Suite

The pieces are compelling — an imposing, wall-mounted necklace evokes “slave chains” as well as the bling for which it is named; striking portraits of Black women and men; a sizable and vertical sculpture, by a Ghanaian artist, created from discarded water containers and other pollution.

These arresting works are part of a pop-up exhibition in a $7-million (U.S.) model home at 181 Fremont, an 800-foot tower in San Francisco. It’s the tallest residential building on the West Coast.

A wall hanging in the dining area was made by Ghanaian artist Serge Attukwei Clottey from pollution, such as plastic water containers, which he believes have the potential to leach harmful chemicals into the environment.

Called PODIUM, the highrise exhibition includes 20 artworks by 15 renowned Black artists.

“Each work speaks to racial equity, justice or colonialism in some way,” art adviser Holly Baxter told the Star. “Each piece tells a story and resonates with the (viewer) in a deep way.”

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