Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Charles Campbell Gallery Closing

This is sad news indeed. The Campbell Gallery represented the glory days of Bay Area painting and when it was the Campbell-Thiebaud gallery, showed such greats as De Feo, Brown, Diebenkorn, Neri, Olivera, and of course, Wayne Thiebaud, among others. I remember it back in the 60's when I went to the Art Institute. The place was then a private apartment where we had the best parties.

The gallery has never been the same since the partnership broke up and the last few years have seen a painful decline in quality. In a way, I'm glad to see the place close before it disintegrated any further. April 5th will be the last day of operation and closes a glorious chapter in the Bay Area art scene.

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