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.
November 3, 2016
Los Angeles Modern Auctions is pleased to announce a sculptural work by the esteemed Los Angeles artist, Tony Berlant (b.1941), which will be available in our March 5, 2017 Modern Art & Design Auction. Berlant’s experiments with the “house” form date back to 1963, when he was inspired by the assemblages of artists like Robert Rauschenberg, Bruce Conner and Joseph Cornell. ‘Domestic Still Life (Blue)’, made in 1984, critiques the pervasive nature of commodity culture, which penetrates everyday life via mass media.
November 10, 2015
Los Angeles Modern Auctions is pleased to offer a rare early piece by L.A.’s own Tony Berlant. Berlant has been creating vivid metal collages since the early sixties. He cuts up and hammers with steel brads either found material or new tin into three-dimensional objects and reliefs; assemblages with riotous, “kinky” colors. The collaged surfaces are tactile, patterned like “armored quilts,” and have an artisanal, handcrafted look. He revels in the resulting piecemeal quality, and says, “A lot of what I like about it is . . . the physical labor and activity.”