Los Angeles Modern Auctions is pleased to offer Mary Corse’s phenomenal Copper–Four Crosses (1979) in our February 21, 2016 auction. Since the 1970s Mary Corse has been investigating the phenomenon of light. Among the Light and Space artists, she developed her own methods of capturing fluctuating light, changing perspectives, and dynamic surfaces in paintings. This lot is an early example of her glazed tile paintings–large-scale wall works of fired and glazed clay. Such works are shiny and reflective, almost metallic, in glorious copper hues, with uneven surfaces evocative of lunar landscapes. Since these works were a departure from Corse’s usual monochrome paintings with microspheres, they are hard to find.