john mccracken painting

Auction Spotlight: Two John McCracken Finish Fetish Paintings

August 13, 2015

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Los Angeles Modern Auctions is pleased to present two early works by John McCracken in the October 2015 Modern Art & Design Auction. McCracken fused painting with sculpture within the context of 1960s West Coast minimalist, Finish Fetish, and Light and Space art in California. As an artist who explored light and color in simple geometric forms, finished with highly polished fiberglass and lacquer, he both exemplified and transcended the various movements with which he was associated. Taking notice of cultural and technological trends in Southern California, he utilized what was available: the surfboard, automobile, and plastics industries. The lots here, like so much of McCracken’s oeuvre, function as “three-dimensional canvases”–between painting and sculpture–objects with sensuous surfaces to experience from multiple angles.

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