Not content to rest on his laurels as one of the greats of the Los Angeles art world, Ed Moses still makes art daily, outdoors at his Venice Beach studio. What’s more, Moses continues to attract attention. The survey of his work currently on view at the William Turner gallery in Santa Monica includes more than fifty new paintings, and last year LACMA drew large crowds of visitors with its show of his works on paper, Ed Moses: Drawings from the 1960s and 70s. Peter Loughrey, Director of Modern Design and Fine Art, joins us on the blog to talk about what makes Moses so extraordinary.
Los Angeles Modern Auctions is happy to announce that its May 22, 2016 auction of Modern Art & Design will feature a 1963 three-dimensional drawing by Ed Moses. The Long Beach native, who turns 90 years old next month, is revered as one of the original “Cool School” artists. This untitled graphite and gouache on paper construction stems from an early period in Moses’ career, similar to examples shown last year in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art exhibition Ed Moses: Drawings from the 1960s and 70s.