John Altoon Los Angeles

Peter’s Auction Pick of the Day: John Altoon

May 12, 2014

JohnAltoon-May2014
The May 18 Modern Art & Design Auction features five works by Los Angeles artist John Altoon (1925-1969). Before his untimely death at the age of 43, Altoon developed a post-modern style that was only outsized by his magnetic personality. His drawings and paintings depict Surrealist and Abstract Expressionist renderings of playful, erotic, and bizarre subjects. In anticipation of LACMA’s retrospective of John Altoon, we are excited to offer five original works by the artist.

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