We all know man-about-town Trevor Traina as a serial entrepreneur and philanthropist, but did you know he’s also an avid art collector? The San Francisco native has lent works to exhibitions here and abroad, including 2012’s Real to Real show at the De Young Museum.
Now he’s inviting art enthusiasts to tour his home and art collection, part of a unique experiential package offered through the charitable IfOnly marketplace. (IfOnly curates custom experiences--like a farmers’ market meet-up with Alice Waters or a trip to Michael Franti’s Bali retreat--for a pretty price tag, but each purchase benefits a nonprofit organization.)
This 90-minute tour is a rare chance to get a glimpse inside Traina’s strikingly restored Pacific Heights manse and see works by the likes of Diane Arbus and Andreas Gursky from his 300-piece collection.
He’ll take you through gallery-like underground spaces, schooling you in everything from the work of photography’s “new documentarians” of the ’60s and ’70s (hello, Robert Frank) to current large-scale pieces such as Vik Muniz’s chromogenic print of Bette Davis in diamonds.
So whether you’re art obsessed or just dying to see how the other half lives, consider scooping up tickets for this once-in-a-lifetime experience. Remember, you won’t be the only one winning!
90-minute tour, starting at $1,500 for a group of ten (individual tickets not available); ongoing; ifonly.com