October 9, 2019
Artist Spotlight: Ed Moses
In 1970, Ed Moses was to be featured in an exhibition at Mizuno Gallery. Having been told that he “could do anything in her gallery,” even “take the roof off,” Moses decided to do just that.
Read more about Ed Moses in advance of the October 20, 2019 Modern Art & Design Auction.
January 23, 2019
Artist Spotlight: Fred Eversley
After earning his engineering degree from the Carnegie Institute of Technology in Pittsburgh, Fred Eversley had intended to continue his studies at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. In the summer after his graduation, Eversley landed in Mexico trying to raise the cash he needed to survive. Read more about Fred Eversley in today’s Artist Spotlight.
January 18, 2018
LAMA is sad to learn that Los Angeles artist Ed Moses passed away today, January 18, 2018, at the age of 91. A central figure of the early Los Angeles art scene, Moses was one of the original artists to show with Ferus Gallery.
September 30, 2016
Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA) is pleased to announce the auction of a selection of works by celebrated artist Ed Moses (b.) on October 9, 2016. Moses famously exhibited at the legendary Ferus Gallery in 1957 alongside contemporaries such as Larry Bell, Billy Al Bengston, Robert Irwin and Ed Ruscha. One of the most innovative post-war artists in America, Moses is best known for his experimental approach to painting, which focuses on process and materials. Including two paintings and three works on paper, this is an excellent opportunity to acquire some signature pieces by this iconic figure of 20th century art. Peter Loughrey, Director of Modern Design & Fine Art at LAMA, speaks with the artist about his retrospective at MOCA in the 1990s, his inspirations, and his “secret sauce.”
May 17, 2016
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.
March 9, 2016
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.
May 20, 2015
The house was buzzing at the May 17 auction when Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA) realized prices identical to New York auction house results for similar works by Alexander Calder, Andy Warhol, and Pablo Picasso. The top lot was an impressive standing mobile by Alexander Calder that brought $826,250. Additionally, LAMA broke three world auction records for California artists (previously set by LAMA), proving it is the maker of markets as made evident with total auction sales for Sunday’s auction realizing $3 million, selling 119% of the 310 lots by value.
“We are continuing to show the marketplace that sellers no longer have to ship their modern art to New York to get the highest price,” states Peter Loughrey, director of LAMA. “Whether it’s $1,000 or $1,000,000, sellers can get the same price in Los Angeles.”
May 6, 2015
The locus of the avant-garde in the 1960s Los Angeles art scene could be found in the “clean white cube” occupying a small storefront on La Cienega Boulevard: the Ferus Gallery. Curator Walter Hopps and impresario Irving Blum nurtured Los Angeles’s first significant postwar artists between 1957 and 1966. The vanguard of the new art scene was comprised of members of this “Cool School”–among them Ed Moses, Billy Al Bengston, Ken Price, Joe Goode, Ed Ruscha, and Larry Bell–who often employed a stylistic combination of pop, hard-edged abstraction, and minimalism. Works by Moses, Bengston, Price, Goode, Ruscha, and Bell will be on offer May 17 at the Modern Art & Design Auction. LAMA is also pleased to offer more works on paper by key California artists: De Wain Valentine and Chuck Arnoldi. And opening May 10 at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art will be the first museum presentation of Moses’s 1960s and 1970s drawings since 1976. Check out Ed Moses: Drawings from the 1960s and 70s along with Drawing in L.A.: The 1960s and 70s at LACMA.