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SFAE Gallery

San Francisco
Art exchange LLC


Founded in 1983 by Theron Kabrich and James Hartley, San Francisco Art Exchange, LLC - "The Gallery of the Popular Image" - is a world leader and pioneer in the representation and sale of important photographs, and artwork of Popular Culture.

Along with being the primary gallery for the work of legendary pin-up artist Alberto Vargas, SFAE also represents original and limited edition artwork by album cover artists Roger Dean and Storm Thorgerson, painter and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame musician Ronnie Wood, the art of both John Lennon and Ringo Starr, and over 100 major photographers from music and pop culture.

SFAE has been responsible for many "firsts" in the art world including the sale of the one-of-a-kind original artwork for over a dozen iconic album covers.  We have hosted several private concerts featuring GRAMMY® winning musicians including Brian Wilson and Graham Nash, and speaking engagements with writers and prominent figures such as Clarence Jones, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's longtime friend, attorney and speech-writer.

We specialize in unique and rare artifacts as well as vintage pieces from the personal collections of prominent artists and individuals in the entertainment business.  We feature a constantly evolving display of iconic art and photographs and boast an on-site inventory of over 3000 works.  Stop in today!