Fog Design + Art Fair Celebrates 10 Years With Swift Sales and Artist-First Programming


FOG Design+Art Fair has hit its 10-year milestone—and its stride. The fair opened on January 18 at San Francisco’s waterfront Fort Mason Center to a buoyant mood, buzzing crowd, upwards of 40 booths, and, more to the point, brisk commerce. 


Meanwhile, the opening evening saw Tina Kim Gallery sell works by South Korean artists including Kim Tschang-Yeul and Ha Chong-Hyun. Two Pacita Abad works were also acquired— one at $80,000–$100,000 and another at $200,000–$250,000—sales that Kim, in an emailed statement to Artnet News, linked to the late Filipino artist’s current retrospective at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.


“San Francisco is a key location for many of our artists, as it was the place of so much creative activity, ripe especially for artists of color,” she added. “Our artists are very well-placed in that context.”


—Min Chen



January 19, 2024
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