1) Fred Wilson at Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco
Two works by the seminal institutional critique artist Fred Wilson adorn the entrance to Pulse, signaling that this will be a classy affair. “Sneaky Leaky” (2009), an austere installation of raindrops made out of opaque black glass, harks back to Wilson’s 2003 Venice Biennale installation. A smaller work from this series, featuring a single tear, is available in the gallery’s booth, a bargain for $38,000. In “Reign” (2011), iridescent black beads are suspended from a globe, conjuring complex issues of race and geo-politics.
Price Tag: $38,000 – $65,000
"Sneaky Leaky," 2009 (left)
"Reign," 2011 (right)
Photo © Alanna Martinez