west coast art

Just In: A Shimmering Abstract by Mary Corse

March 10, 2016

Mary Corse, Untitled (Black/Blue Bands) (2000)

Los Angeles Modern Auctions is delighted to announce an exciting addition to our upcoming Spring 2016 auction of Modern Art & Design. Untitled (Black/Blue Bands) is an abstract painting from the year 2000 by the California-based artist Mary Corse, constructed with Corse’s signature material: glass microspheres suspended in acrylic paint. Producing a startling perceptual effect, these minute beads cause the bands of white and color in her paintings to seemingly shimmer and shift above pulsing, morphing surfaces. As The New Yorker magazine put it, Corse’s “works suggest tapestries woven from stars.”

Just In: Ed Moses in 3-D

March 9, 2016

Ed Moses, Untitled Cutout (1963)

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.