Wednesday, March 25, 2009

A Distribution of Watercolors by Pierre-Joseph Redoute

Plate 170 - Stoloniferous Golden Winter-Star
Original watercolor on vellum for Les Liliacées

Art is commonly understood to denote skill used to produce aesthetic result. Applying this definition to the work of Pierre-Joseph Redoute, reveals an artist who has produced the highest quality of art. Indeed, Redoute’s Les Liliacees displays his mastery of both technical and artistic skill. Les Liliacees challenges limitation and delicately captures the infinite beauty of nature.

Les Liliacees was Redoute’s largest and most ambitious work, for he carefully recorded the anatomical details of blossom and bulb that allow a scientist to classify the plant according to the Linnean System. Produced under the patronage of Empress Josephine at Malmaison, these watercolors have been legendary for over 200 years.

Arader Galleries is pleased to invite you to join us on Saturday, April 25th, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. in New York City at our 1016 Madison Avenue gallery for the distribution of 100 of the original watercolors on vellum. Painted by Pierre-Joseph Redoute for the Empress Josephine between 1802 and 1814, these 100 watercolors are from his iconic masterpiece Les Liliacees. 50 shares are available and each share will contain 2 watercolors.

Arader Galleries San Francisco currently has a selection of Redoute watercolors available for viewing that will be included in the syndication. The exquisiteness of these watercolors cannot be represented in a photograph and must be viewed in person! We would be happy to bring these watercolors to your home should a visit to the gallery not be convenient for you.

Don’t miss this opportunity to own an original watercolor by the artist considered to be the greatest flower painter! For more information, or to reserve your share in the syndication, please call Arader Galleries at 415.788.5115.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Jackson Square: Where Art and Architecture Integrate

For those unfamiliar with the Historic Jackson Square District, it is roughly bounded by Broadway, Sansome Street , Washington Street, and Columbus Avenue in San Francisco. The historical districts often challenge the public to expand its understanding of the integration of architecture, art, and urban development. Indeed, Jackson Square provides the perfect environment for such contemplation.

It remains a mystery as to how so many San Franciscans remain unaware of this historic district. Jackson Square is the most important integration of art and architecture in San Francisco, providing its guests with bas-relief buildings, showcasing the cities finest art and antique dealers. Approximately two dozen dealers are open for retail or to the trade. From American and European fine art and furnishings, to Asian carpets and vintage posters, every store has a specialty, and all are appointed like small museums.

For anyone drawn to the allure of European cities, romanced by their nostalgic architecture, Jackson Square is sure to please. The 19th century architecture faces tree lined streets and quiet alleys. The evocation of time and history is aroused by the fact that these buildings survived the devastating 1906 earthquake and fire, as well at the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake. Although, a historic presence is undeniable, its contemporary setting is perhaps equally as engaging. Indeed, Jackson Square's proximity to the financial district enables a backdrop of high-rises, most notably of the Transamerica building.

Quite simply, Jackson Square offers world-class art and antiques, in a setting that warrants a special trip. Spend the whole day indulging your senses and conclude with a gourmet meal at one of Jackson Square ’s award-winning restaurants. No matter what your sphere of interest might be, Jackson Square offers collectors luxurious sophistication.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Arader Galleries Presents: The Collection of Dr. Russell Abrams

Arader Galleries is pleased to invite you to an opening reception for a special exhibition of the collection of Dr. Russell Abrams. Dr. Russell Abrams, educated at Harvard (BA) and Yale (PhD), teaches aesthetics as well as philosophy of mathematics at California State University East Bay. Formerly a professor at Caltech and Dartmouth, he has been collecting art for over 20 years. He specializes in late 19th and early 20th century drawings, however his interests also extend into the areas of paintings and sculpture.

The artworks are on display and avilable for sale at Arader Galleries from March 25 - March 29, 2009.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009
12 p.m. - 6 p.m.

March 25th - March 29, 2009

For more information please call 415.788.5115

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Arader Galleries San Francisco is expanding!

Arader Galleries is thrilled to announce that it is opening a new gallery location at 432 Jackson Street, across the street from our existing location at 435 Jackson in the Historic Jackson Square district of San Francisco. Featured in the new location will be Arader Galleries’ extraordinary collection of cartography, Californiana, travel books, and architectural material as well as a collection of antique furniture. Of course we still have a fantastic collection of botanical and natural history material, which will remain at 435 Jackson.

We invite you to stop by on Friday, March 20th for a special open house to view the new space and for coffee, tea and refreshments.

Open House Reception

Friday, March 20, 2009: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

432 Jackson Street, San Francisco

For more information, please call 415.788.5115 or visit