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ART WORK: “Night Garage,” by Anna Conti

EXPERT: Mark Wladika, director, Newmark Gallery San Francisco

WHERE YOU CAN SEE IT: Newmark Gallery, 251 Post St., #412

WHY YOU SHOULD SEE IT: I picked [“Night Garage”] because it’s a very private and intimate piece. It’s something we’ve all seen before and has this personal connectedness — as if you were standing there with the artist. It’s something you could have in your room or in a space. Anna Conti calls herself a narrative painter, and “Night Garage” has a very personal story. There’s probably a little drama in there, it’s a bit film noir.

FAVORITE PIECE OF ART IN THE WORLD: “Osiris and Isis” by Anslem Kiefer, on show at the SFMOMA in the “Anslem Kiefer: Heaven and Earth” exhibition. It is huge and imposing; dare I say ugly? But it’s a public piece. You’d have to be a megalomaniac to have it in your home, but it is also a beautiful piece — one of those things that only unveils itself after you’ve been looking at it for some time. At first it puts you off. It’s impersonal, almost like a building, and kind of dark and scary, but when you sit with the piece, then it starts to calm for you and you see the richness of it. Once you get into it, there’s this whole story.

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