Lost Art Salon is a San Francisco-based gallery that specializes in the rediscovery of historically significant artists and the curation of fine art collections reflecting the major styles and movements of the Modern Era. Open to the public, the gallerys showroom offers over 5,000 paintings, drawings, prints, photographs and objects from the late 19th Century through the present, with a strong emphasis on 20th Century Modernism.
Most pieces in our collection of over 5,000 original artworks (framed art, unframed art and fine art objects) are available for rent for uses such as: catalogs, film, television, comercials, home staging, window displays, office spaces, special events and other projects. Some pieces are not available for rent due to active estates for the artists. For many collections, we have direct permission from the artist or family of the artist, allowing the images to be used.
Past rental clients include: Serena & Lily, Restoration Hardware, Pottery Barn, West Elm, Target, Netflix and HBO
The rental price is set according to these rates based on the time frame of the rental:
20% of the listed price for up to 2 weeks
30% of the listed price for up to 3 months
40% of the listed price for up to 6 months
55% of the listed price for up to 9 months
70% of the listed price for up to one year
If items are not returned by the due date, another two-week rental charge will be applied. Credit card info and a signed agreement are required. Items must be returned in the exact same condition as they were originally packaged, shipped or handed over.
Selection, pick up, hanging and drop off is the responsibility of the renter. We are happy to help with shipping when needed. All works are photographed and images and associated details can be provided to you by email in pdf format.
Pieces available for rental in the Salon fall into one of two categories:
1. We purchased the art directly from the artist or the family (estate) of the artist, and they have given us their written permission to allow the work to be photographed or filmed.
2. We have thoroughly researched the piece looking for the artist or any known estate for the artist. If the piece appears to be "orphaned" and not attached to any known living artist or active artist's estate, we allow the piece to be rented.