The 500 Capp Street Foundation at UNTITLED

Booth B17


The Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco

January 12 – 14, 2018

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This year at Untitled, The 500 Capp Street Foundation’s booth (B17) will pivot around David Ireland’s collaborative work of art, 500 Capp box, a multiple produced in 1994 by David Ireland with Gunnar Kaldeway of Kaldeway Press, the photographer Abe Frajndlich and the recently deceased poet, John Ashbery. An homage to the multiples produced by Marcel Duchamp, the 500 Capp box is a record of David Ireland’s most acclaimed artwork, his home at 500 Capp Street.


Removing the lid of the box, one reads the title of Ashbery’s poem “…by an Earthquake – (A visit in the house of David Ireland at 500 Capp Street),” followed by layers of relics that are signifiers of Ireland’s sensibility to place and materials, and complemented by Frajndlich’s iconic photos of the interior of 500 Capp Street and such acclaimed works as, Broom Collection with Boom, (1978-1988) and Delection, (1981).


The 500 Capp Street Foundation booth is presented similarly to the 500 Capp box. Featuring textured walls with minimal shelving, visitors to the fair will encounter a selection of David Ireland artworks from the Foundation’s archive, which blur the border between fine and applied art. From Ireland’s minimally composed metal benches to lamps made of copper and concrete, the featured works of art are evidence of Ireland’s sense of intentional and unintentional design.


In addition to Ireland’s 500 Capp box, the booth will feature a commissioned edition of five sculptures by the Detroit born artist, Michael E. Smith. The Foundation’s Visiting Artist, Michael E. Smith created these special works of art for the occasion of the exhibition, Michael E. Smith, currently on view at The David Ireland House through February 3, 2018.


Ongoing program at Untitled:

 “Readings from the Phone Book”

Led by artist Rebecca Goldfarb

Conjuring up the idiosyncratic teaching approaches of David Ireland, The 500 Capp Street Foundation will present a daily public program, “Readings from the Phone Book,” led by artist and educator Rebecca Goldfarb. The Ireland inspired orchestration of simultaneous (student) readers from multiple telephone books will be re-conducted daily with today’s Yellow and White Page Listings read by local artists, art students, volunteers, and Foundation Artist Guides.

January 12 – 14, 2018

2PM – 3:30PM (daily)

Untitled Art Fair, San Francisco

Palace of the Fine Arts


Also be available for purchase at The 500 Capp Street Foundation booth will be a selection of:

  • Two styles of custom David Ireland tote bags
  • Limited edition LP, recorded inside 500 Capp Street, by Philip Greenlief
  • Exhibition posters designed by David Ireland
  • David Ireland Schemes box-set (edition of 15)

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