We're moving to the SF Design Center

I want to let you know that as of Friday, March 13 we will be taking up residence at the SF Design Center.  Our phone number will also change, while our emails will remain the same.

Our new contact information is:

O'Connor & Associates Art Advisors Inc.
2 Henry Adams Street, Suite M-49
San Francisco, CA 94103

If you are at the Showplace, come see us on the mezzanine level behind the red door.  You can't miss it!  There are also many great places to dine in the area, so let's meet for lunch.  Until then...



Museum day.

Last week we took a break from work to run over to SFMOMA to see the Jay DeFeo and Jasper Johns shows before they closed. They were both excellent, of course, and seeing The Rose in person was such a powerful experience. 

While there, we stumbled upon Rafael Lozano-Hemmer's Frequency and Volume, Relational Architecture 9, an installation which uses the viewers' bodies as conductors of radio frequencies. The artist developed the piece in response to the Mexican government's shutting down of unregulated radio stations in certain indigenous communities in Mexico. A very interesting intersection of art, technology, and political subversion. Check it out. 

Tom and Natalie in Rafael Lozano-Hemmer's Frequency and Volume, Relational Architecture 9

Recycled Art at SAP Labs

Our longtime clients, SAP Labs, recently asked us to create a recycled art program for a new building on their Palo Alto campus. This gave us a new and exciting challenge; finding "green" artworks that do not sacrifice their aesthetic value and do not look like, well, garbage.  

After a bit of research, we came across some eclectic works by artists Barbara Holmes, Tim Yankosky, Val Britton, and Barbara Kronlins. With Recology San Francisco's Artist in Residence program guiding the way for artists to make these types of pieces, we were able to curate a collection of compelling works created simply from lost or forgotten items. In a sense, these discarded items have been given a new life—one to activate the working spaces at SAP in a non-conventional way. See our Corporate Portfolio for more. 

Welcome to our new website.

Greetings! Thanks for keeping up with O'Connor & Associates. We've been hard at work building this new site and are thrilled to finally present it to you. We have compiled some of our favorite projects in our Portfolio pages and will continue to add and update them with the great things we have on the horizon. We just finished creating a recycled art program with SAP Labs, Inc. in Palo Alto, that we can't wait to share with you. Stay tuned...

-Team OCA