Jules Maeght, grandson of the founders of Galerie Maeght, Paris and the Fondation Maeght, Saint-Paul de Vence, opens his first gallery in Hayes Valley, San Francisco on November 14, 2014. The inaugural show, “Art in Motion” (11/14/14-1/31/15), brings together works that explore kinetic art in diverse forms, including pieces by Pol Bury, Alexander Calder, Marshall Elliott, Vassily Kandinsky, Kirstie Macleod, Joan Miró, Clovis Prévost, Tracey Snelling and Kal Spelletich. The Jules Maeght Gallery is located at 149 Gough Street (at Oak) and is housed in the former studio of San Francisco’s legendary inventor and machine-maker, Rube Goldberg.
Maeght is one of the great names in the history of the 20th-century art world. In 1932, Aimé Maeght and his wife, Marguerite, opened a print studio “ARTE” in the south of France, and in 1945, they opened Galerie Maeght in Paris with a show of Matisse drawings. Through the years, the Maeghts became influential and respected dealers,representing leading European Modernist artists such as Bonnard, Braque, Calder, Duchamp, Giacometti, Léger, Rouault and many others. Today, the Paris gallery is run by family members and shows modern masters as well as young artists. The Fondation Maeght in Saint-Paul de Vence, opened in 1964 by Aimé and Marguerite, is a private museum with one of the largest collections of 20th-century art in Europe. It has put on over 100 exhibitions since inception and has more than 200,000 visitors annually. The Fondation celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2014.
Jules, along with his partner and wife Amelie, continue the Maeght family legacy at their new gallery and will show modernist artists alongside contemporary Bay Area and international artists. For more information, call 415-549-7046 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.