There have been many Bettys that have played critical roles in Los Angeles’ emerging art scene of the 1950s and 1960s. There was Betty Factor, the esteemed Ed Kienholz collector; Betty Freeman, art philanthropist and photographer; however, none were more significant in their contributions than the “Two Bettys”: Betty Asher and Betty Turnbull. Read more about seminal works in the upcoming May 19, 2013 Modern Art & Design auction that come from the collections of Betty Asher and Betty Turnbull.
For over fifty years, John Chamberlain (b. 1927) has been constructing welded metal sculptures using crumpled and distorted automobile parts. In a recent New York Times interview, Chamberlain wished his claim to fame was having a drink with Billie Holiday, though it is his innovative, “articulate wadding” that has earned him international acclaim. After studying sculpture at the Art Institute […]