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Our gallery in Palm Desert is centrally located in the Palm Springs area of California, adjacent to the popular shopping and dining area of El Paseo. Our clientele appreciates our selection of Post War, Modern, and Contemporary art. The gorgeous weather during the winter months draws visitors from all over the world to see our beautiful desert, and stop by our gallery. The mountainous desert landscape outside provides the perfect scenic backdrop to the visual feast that awaits inside.

45188 Portola Avenue
Palm Desert, CA 92260
(760) 346-8926

Hours:
Monday through Saturday 9-5

Exhibitions

Pop Art: Can't Buy My Love
CURRENT

Pop Art: Can't Buy My Love

January 26 - July 31, 2023
Figurative Masters of the Americas
CURRENT

Figurative Masters of the Americas

January 4 - February 12, 2023
N.C. Wyeth: A Decade of Painting
CURRENT

N.C. Wyeth: A Decade of Painting

September 29, 2022 - March 31, 2023
Your Heart’s Blood: Intersections of Art and Literature
CURRENT

Your Heart’s Blood: Intersections of Art and Literature

September 12, 2022 - March 31, 2023
More to Life: Impressionist Dialogues from Monet and Beyond
CURRENT

More to Life: Impressionist Dialogues from Monet and Beyond

August 17, 2022 - February 28, 2023
Alexander Calder: A Universe of Painting
CURRENT

Alexander Calder: A Universe of Painting

August 10, 2022 - February 28, 2023
Paper Cut: Unique Works on Paper
CURRENT

Paper Cut: Unique Works on Paper

April 27, 2022 - April 30, 2023
Georgia O’Keeffe and Marsden Hartley: Modern Minds
CURRENT

Georgia O’Keeffe and Marsden Hartley: Modern Minds

February 1, 2022 - February 28, 2023
Andy Warhol Polaroids: Wicked Wonders
CURRENT

Andy Warhol Polaroids: Wicked Wonders

December 13, 2021 - March 31, 2023
Andy Warhol: Glamour at the Edge
CURRENT

Andy Warhol: Glamour at the Edge

October 27, 2021 - March 31, 2023
Sculpture for the Senses: Outdoor Sculpture
CURRENT

Sculpture for the Senses: Outdoor Sculpture

August 4, 2021 - February 28, 2023
California Here We Come: The California Impressionists
CURRENT

California Here We Come: The California Impressionists

July 12, 2021 - March 31, 2023
A Beautiful Time: American Art in the Gilded Age
CURRENT

A Beautiful Time: American Art in the Gilded Age

June 24, 2021 - February 28, 2023
It Was Acceptable in the 80s
CURRENT

It Was Acceptable in the 80s

April 27, 2021 - February 28, 2023
Pattern and Decoration: Feminism and Friendship
CURRENT

Pattern and Decoration: Feminism and Friendship

September 14, 2020 - March 31, 2023
Norman Zammitt: The Progression of Color
CURRENT

Norman Zammitt: The Progression of Color

March 19, 2020 - February 28, 2023
Jae Kon Park: Life and Root
CURRENT

Jae Kon Park: Life and Root

March 12, 2020 - March 31, 2023
Paul Jenkins: Coloring the Phenomenal
CURRENT

Paul Jenkins: Coloring the Phenomenal

December 27, 2019 - March 31, 2023
Irving Norman: Dark Matter
CURRENT

Irving Norman: Dark Matter

November 27, 2019 - March 31, 2023
Everyone Needs a Fantasy: Pop Art in America
ARCHIVE

Everyone Needs a Fantasy: Pop Art in America

June 7, 2021 - January 31, 2023
Meeting Life: N.C. Wyeth and the MetLife Murals
ARCHIVE

Meeting Life: N.C. Wyeth and the MetLife Murals

July 18, 2022 - January 31, 2023
Abstract Expressionism: Transcending the Radical
ARCHIVE

Abstract Expressionism: Transcending the Radical

January 12, 2022 - January 31, 2023
James Rosenquist: Potent Pop
ARCHIVE

James Rosenquist: Potent Pop

June 7, 2021 - January 31, 2023
A Sparkling Holiday: Art for Everyone
ARCHIVE

A Sparkling Holiday: Art for Everyone

December 15, 2022 - January 7, 2023
The Gift of Art
ARCHIVE

The Gift of Art

November 24, 2022 - January 7, 2023
My Own Skin: Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera
ARCHIVE

My Own Skin: Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera

June 16 - December 31, 2022
Josef Albers: The Heart of Painting
ARCHIVE

Josef Albers: The Heart of Painting

May 12 - November 30, 2022
Abstract Expressionism: The Persistent Women
ARCHIVE

Abstract Expressionism: The Persistent Women

November 1, 2021 - August 31, 2022
Subtle Opulence
ARCHIVE

Subtle Opulence

September 8, 2021 - August 31, 2022
Alexander Calder: Painting the Cosmos
ARCHIVE

Alexander Calder: Painting the Cosmos

March 2 - August 12, 2022
An Invisible State: Asian American Artists and Abstraction
ARCHIVE

An Invisible State: Asian American Artists and Abstraction

April 23, 2020 - June 30, 2022
The Rest So Beautiful: Contemporary Art and China
ARCHIVE

The Rest So Beautiful: Contemporary Art and China

May 12, 2020 - June 30, 2022
Mercedes Matter: A Miraculous Quality
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Mercedes Matter: A Miraculous Quality

March 22, 2021 - June 30, 2022
Still Life, Still
ARCHIVE

Still Life, Still

April 10, 2020 - April 30, 2022
Moore! Moore! Moore! Henry Moore and Sculpture
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Moore! Moore! Moore! Henry Moore and Sculpture

March 3, 2021 - April 30, 2022
Elaine and Willem de Kooning: Painting in the Light
ARCHIVE

Elaine and Willem de Kooning: Painting in the Light

August 3, 2021 - January 31, 2022
American Eye: Selections from the Pardee Collection
ARCHIVE

American Eye: Selections from the Pardee Collection

February 28 - December 31, 2021
Andy Warhol Polaroids: Ars Longa
ARCHIVE

Andy Warhol Polaroids: Ars Longa

December 10, 2020 - December 31, 2021
Andy Warhol Polaroids: Me, Myself, & I
ARCHIVE

Andy Warhol Polaroids: Me, Myself, & I

December 10, 2020 - December 31, 2021
Andy Warhol Polaroids: All That Glitters
ARCHIVE

Andy Warhol Polaroids: All That Glitters

December 10, 2020 - December 31, 2021
Andy Warhol Polaroids: Bring It to the Runway
ARCHIVE

Andy Warhol Polaroids: Bring It to the Runway

December 10, 2020 - December 31, 2021
Maurice Golubov
ARCHIVE

Maurice Golubov

October 1, 2020 - December 31, 2021
Jewish Modernism Part 2: Figuration from Chagall to Norman
ARCHIVE

Jewish Modernism Part 2: Figuration from Chagall to Norman

April 30, 2020 - December 31, 2021
The Cool School
ARCHIVE

The Cool School

March 30, 2020 - December 31, 2021
Our Most Viewed Art for the Month
ARCHIVE

Our Most Viewed Art for the Month

October 14 - November 14, 2021
The Gloria Luria Collection
ARCHIVE

The Gloria Luria Collection

March 16, 2020 - October 31, 2021
Modern Prints
ARCHIVE

Modern Prints

December 26, 2020 - June 19, 2021
Pop Figures: Mel Ramos and Tom Wesselmann
ARCHIVE

Pop Figures: Mel Ramos and Tom Wesselmann

March 26, 2020 - April 30, 2021
The Radical Line
ARCHIVE

The Radical Line

April 11, 2020 - January 31, 2021
Herb Alpert: Recent Works
ARCHIVE

Herb Alpert: Recent Works

September 28 - December 13, 2020
Jewels of Impressionism and Modern Art
ARCHIVE

Jewels of Impressionism and Modern Art

February 19 - October 31, 2020
Cool Britannia: The Young British Artists
ARCHIVE

Cool Britannia: The Young British Artists

April 2 - September 30, 2020
Weekly Opportunities
ARCHIVE

Weekly Opportunities

June 26 - August 31, 2020
Hassel Smith: The Measured Paintings
ARCHIVE

Hassel Smith: The Measured Paintings

February 12 - April 20, 2020
Mesa Modern
ARCHIVE

Mesa Modern

February 13 - February 29, 2020
The Californians
ARCHIVE

The Californians

November 1, 2019 - February 14, 2020
Opulent Minimalism
ARCHIVE

Opulent Minimalism

December 3, 2019 - January 31, 2020
Paul Jenkins and Robert Natkin
ARCHIVE

Paul Jenkins and Robert Natkin

November 1 - December 27, 2019
Morris Louis - The Early Paintings
ARCHIVE

Morris Louis - The Early Paintings

October 11 - November 30, 2019
Anselm Kiefer
ARCHIVE

Anselm Kiefer

August 15 - September 30, 2019
Peter Shelton: A Thing You Bump Into
ARCHIVE

Peter Shelton: A Thing You Bump Into

July 16 - August 31, 2019
Paul Jenkins: Phenomenal
ARCHIVE

Paul Jenkins: Phenomenal

July 1 - August 31, 2019
Alexander Calder: Cosmic Abstraction
ARCHIVE

Alexander Calder: Cosmic Abstraction

June 21 - August 30, 2019
Julian Schnabel
ARCHIVE

Julian Schnabel

June 4 - July 31, 2019
Hassel Smith
ARCHIVE

Hassel Smith

May 6 - June 30, 2019
Luc Bernard: Unconventional Borders
ARCHIVE

Luc Bernard: Unconventional Borders

May 3 - May 31, 2019
Sam Francis: From Dusk to Dawn
ARCHIVE

Sam Francis: From Dusk to Dawn

November 15, 2018 - April 29, 2019
Architectural Landscapes
ARCHIVE

Architectural Landscapes

December 1, 2018 - January 31, 2019
Herb Alpert: A Visual Melody
ARCHIVE

Herb Alpert: A Visual Melody

February 17 - May 31, 2018
N.C. Wyeth: Paintings and Illustrations
ARCHIVE

N.C. Wyeth: Paintings and Illustrations

February 1 - May 31, 2018
Gregory Sumida: Americana
ARCHIVE

Gregory Sumida: Americana

April 5 - May 31, 2018
Sublime Abstraction
ARCHIVE

Sublime Abstraction

November 25, 2017 - May 31, 2018
The Paintings of Sir Winston Churchill
ARCHIVE

The Paintings of Sir Winston Churchill

March 21 - May 30, 2018
Wojciech Fangor
ARCHIVE

Wojciech Fangor

November 25, 2017 - March 17, 2018
Edward S. Curtis
ARCHIVE

Edward S. Curtis

February 3 - March 17, 2018
Ferrari and Futurists: An Italian Look at Speed
ARCHIVE

Ferrari and Futurists: An Italian Look at Speed

November 21, 2016 - January 30, 2017
Alexander Calder
ARCHIVE

Alexander Calder

November 21, 2015 - May 28, 2016
Masters of California Impressionism
ARCHIVE

Masters of California Impressionism

November 22, 2014 - May 23, 2015
Lawrence Schiller: Marilyn Monroe and Great Moments from the 60s
ARCHIVE

Lawrence Schiller: Marilyn Monroe and Great Moments from the 60s

November 23, 2012 - January 31, 2013
Painterly Abstraction: Spheres of AbEx
ARCHIVE

Painterly Abstraction: Spheres of AbEx

November 25, 2011 - May 31, 2012
Washi Tales: Works by Kyoko Ibe
ARCHIVE

Washi Tales: Works by Kyoko Ibe

December 11, 2011 - January 28, 2012
Masters of Impressionism and Modern Art
ARCHIVE

Masters of Impressionism and Modern Art

November 20, 2010 - September 25, 2011
Picasso
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Picasso

November 20, 2009 - May 25, 2010

ARTWORK ON VIEW

PAUL SIGNAC - Les Andelys. L'Île à Lucas - oil on canvas - 25 1/4 x 17 7/8 in.

PAUL SIGNAC

DIEGO RIVERA - Portrait of Enriqueta G. Dávila - oil on canvas - 79 1/8 x 48 3/8 in.

DIEGO RIVERA

Andrew Wyeth & N. C. Wyeth - Puritan Cod Fishers - oil on canvas - 108 1/2 x 157 1/2 in.

Andrew Wyeth & N. C. Wyeth

GUSTAVE CAILLEBOTTE - Vue du jardin de l’artiste et de la Vallée de I'Yerres - oil on canvas - 19 1/8 x 25 1/2 in.

GUSTAVE CAILLEBOTTE

N.C. WYETH - The Coming of the Mayflower in 1620 - oil on canvas - 104 1/2 x 158 3/4 in.

N.C. WYETH

ALFRED SISLEY - L'Église de Moret, le Soir - oil canvas - 31 1/4 x 39 1/2 in.

ALFRED SISLEY

EMIL NOLDE - Sonnenblumen, Abend II - oil on canvas - 26 1/2 x 35 3/8 in.

EMIL NOLDE

ALEXANDER CALDER - The Cross - oil on canvas - 28 3/4 x 36 1/4 in.

ALEXANDER CALDER

HANS HOFMANN - Setting Sun - oil on canvas - 60 x 48 in.

HANS HOFMANN

TOM WESSELMANN - Bedroom Brunette with Irises - oil on cut-out aluminum - 105 3/4 x 164 5/8 in.

TOM WESSELMANN

SEAN SCULLY - Grey Red - oil on aluminum - 85 x 75 in.

SEAN SCULLY

RICHARD POUSETTE-DART - From the Mind of the Sea - oil on linen - 53 x 48 in.

RICHARD POUSETTE-DART

Irving Norman's masterpiece, "The Human Condition," from 1980, draws upon the artist's lifetime of acquired experiences and knowledge. Surviving as a volunteer fighter during the Spanish Civil War, the artist returned to the United States after the loyalist defeat. Upon his return, fervent studio practice in Half Moon Bay, California, would become his life's devotion.  
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<br>The present work, a nearly 16-foot-wide triptych, is reminiscent of Hieronymus Bosch's triptych, "The Garden of Earthly Delights," c. 1510.  The dystopian vision portrayed in 'The Human Condition" is a warning - a lesson from the European dictatorships Norman experienced firsthand during the 1930s.   Disturbing tableaus show the darkness of humanity and the evil that can rise to prominence when humanity is at its worst.  There is hope, however, in the experience of the viewer: Norman thought of his audience as the greatest hope for humankind.

IRVING NORMAN

The figures of Nues are freely developed around a central odalisque figure in a manner that suggests a theme that occupied Picasso as early as 1906   that of female indulgences within a harem setting.  In describing his late drawings, Picasso noted that, “one never knows what’s going to come out, but as soon as the drawing gets underway, a story or an idea is born… I spend hour after hour while I draw, observing my creatures and thinking about the mad things they’re up to… It’s great fun, believe me.” Nues is evocative of that appraisal, a freewheeling frolic as only Picasso can achieve. Among the many poses, the abbreviated figure swimming in the pool is particularly charming.

PABLO PICASSO

Dalí’s impeccable draftsmanship is the fundamental reason for his remarkable breadth as an artist. His sense of line, feeling for meticulous details, and unparalleled gestural confidence allowed for complete control over the fantastical nature of his creations.  The thematic motif of Saint George, patron saint of chivalry of all Christendom and his slaying of the dragon is an allegory of the victory of the Christian faith over the devil sin, evil, and pagan beliefs. Dalí returned to this thematic motif repeatedly using several mediums so often that he said with great satisfaction that “while waiting for the faith that is the grace of God, I have become a hero,” Saint George’s slaying of the dragon brings to light Dalí’s relationship with Faith and as well, his troubled relationship with Catholicism.

SALVADOR DALI

FRANK STELLA - Untitled - three dimensional mixed media on board, mounted on wood - 43 x 128 x 12 in.

FRANK STELLA

GUNTHER GERZSO - Presagio - oil on canvas - 38 7/8 x 31 1/8 in.

GUNTHER GERZSO

Larry Rivers is considered by many to be the father of the Pop Art movement.  In Rivers's 1980 work "Beyond Camel," we see a slightly out of focus Camel Cigarette pack, an item from consumer culture Rivers has appropriated to create a critique of commoditization and consumer culture. Rivers would have certainly been aware of the work of Stuart Davis and his 1921 painting, "Lucky Strike," depicting a flattened pack of cigarettes. Rivers interprets his subject with a Pop Art perspective; however, the imagery is almost larger than life, and the brand image is presented as a subject unto itself.  
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<br>In 2002, a retrospective of Rivers's work was held at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.

LARRY RIVERS

PIERRE BONNARD - Soleil Couchant - oil on canvas - 14 1/2 x 22 1/2 in.

PIERRE BONNARD

Ruldof Bauer’s reputation as a forebear of non-objective abstraction is most often coupled with that of Wassily Kandinsky. That hallowed place within the greatest abstract artists is well deserved.  But for better and worse, Bauer’s place in art history is inextricably linked to the ill-fated contract he signed with Soloman R. Guggenheim with the guidance of his former lover, Hilla Rebay.  Presto 10 was created in 1917 when Bauer was a fixture at Galerie Der Sturm, the Berlin gallery and likely exhibited at one of the artist’s solo exhibitions in 1917, 1918, and 1920. It was also among the paintings chosen by Bauer and Hilla Rebay to be included at the New York World’s Fair “Art of Tomorrow” exhibition that opened 1 June 1939. It is listed in the fifth catalogue of the Solomon R. Guggenheim collection of non-objective paintings.

RUDOLF BAUER

MARC CHAGALL - Les Amoureux sur le divan - watercolor and pencil on paper - 25 1/2 x 19 1/2 in.

MARC CHAGALL

Jim Dine was an American Pop artist whose work meditated on objects with childlike appeal to find a universal and nostalgic language. Dine’s robes are among the most recognizable images to have emerged from his long and illustrious career. They were first shown at Sidney Janis gallery in the fall of 1964 – this is one such example. Double Silver Point Robes is a large-scale mixed media assemblage. The work is executed in silverpoint – a technique that utilizes a piece of silver as a drawing instrument over a specially prepared ground by which it oxidizes over a period of months to create a warm brown tone. The two joined canvases feature blocks of wood in place of where the heads should be and a hanging wood element that moves in response to air currents.

JIM DINE

PABLO PICASSO - Peintre et modèle - pen and India ink on paper - 9 3/8 x 12 5/8 in.

PABLO PICASSO

MARC CHAGALL - L'atelier - wax crayon, pastel and sanguine on paper - 20 x 26 1/2 in.

MARC CHAGALL

SALOMON VAN RUYSDAEL - A Dune Landscape with Figures Resting and a Couple on Horseback, a View of Nijmegen Cathedral Beyond - oil on canvas - 26 1/2 x 41 1/2 in.

SALOMON VAN RUYSDAEL

Carl Andre’s floor sculptures are typically made from glowing tiles of lead, zinc, or copper. They differ from most other minimalist artwork in their accessibility: they are meant to be walked on. Art historically, Andre places himself in the lineage of Constantin Brancusi and Henry Moore. Andre continues in their tradition of reducing the vocabulary of sculpture to its most vital and simple forms. The works also speak to Donald Judd’s idea of “specific objects,” which emphasized the phenomenological experience of the viewer and an exploration of structure and space.

CARL ANDRE

HERB ALPERT - Arrowhead - bronze - 201 x 48 x 48 in.

HERB ALPERT

The crafted twists and curves and sense of fluidity and movement of Herb Albert’s many bronze sculptures have been described as resembling ‘cast frozen smoke.’ They have been called ‘spirit totems,’ and the moniker is particularly apt for Freedom, a towering seventeen-foot bronze sculpture that is Albert’s tribute to Native American values and beliefs in living in harmony with nature. Full of aviary references, the idea for Freedom came to Albert as he sat on a beach in Ipanema, Brazil, captivated by a flock of birds effortlessly floating on the air currents. A cast of Freedom has been dedicated to the city of Malibu and placed alongside Pacific Coast Highway at the intersection East Rambla Vista Road.

HERB ALPERT

MICHAEL CORINNE WEST - Continuum - oil and mixed media on canvas - 79 1/2 x 71 3/4 in.

MICHAEL CORINNE WEST

MARC QUINN - Lovebomb - photo laminate on aluminum - 108 1/4 x 71 3/4 x 37 3/4 in.

MARC QUINN

WILLIAM KENTRIDGE - Porter Series: Carte L'Europe (Shower Woman) - mohair and silk embroidered tapestry - 98 3/8 x 137 7/8 in.

WILLIAM KENTRIDGE

Of Herb Albert’s many bronze cast, silky-black patinated spirit totems, few have the distinctively masculine feel of Warrior. Topped with a descending, serrated crown that could as easily refer to the crest of a bird of prey as the headdress of a Plains Indian chief the title “Warrior” is an apt description that addresses the attributes of strength, courage, and unbreakable spirit among others.  Much like the work of Henry Moore, those associations depend, in part, upon negative space to create the dynamic and strong impression this formidable sculpture makes.

HERB ALPERT

JAN JOSEPHSZOON VAN GOYEN - River Landscape with a Windmill and Chapel - oil on panel - 22 1/2 x 31 3/4 in.

JAN JOSEPHSZOON VAN GOYEN

JOAN MIRO - L'Oiseau - bronze and cinderblock - 23 7/8 x 20 x 16 1/8 in.

JOAN MIRO

HELIO OITICICA - Metaesquema 69 - gouache on paper - 17 5/8 x 21 1/8 in.

HELIO OITICICA

Andy Warhol is synonymous with American art in the second half of the 20th century and is known for his iconic portraits and consumer products, mixing popular culture and fine art, redefining what art could be and how we approach art. While many of Warhol’s works may not represent famed individuals, his depictions of inanimate objects elevate his subjects to a level of celebrity. Warhol first depicted shoes early in his career when he worked as a fashion illustrator and returned to the theme in the 1980s, combining his fascination with consumerism and glamour. With his constant desire to fuse high and low culture, Warhol chose to highlight something that is so ubiquitous as shoes. The subject can denote poverty or wealth, function, or fashion. Warhol glamorizes the pile of footwear, covering them with a patina of glitzy diamond dust, further blurring the meaning between utilitarian need and stylized statement piece.

ANDY WARHOL

© 2023 Calder Foundation, New York / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

ALEXANDER CALDER

© 2023 Calder Foundation, New York / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

ALEXANDER CALDER

© 2023 Calder Foundation, New York / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

ALEXANDER CALDER

© 2023 Calder Foundation, New York / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

ALEXANDER CALDER

IRVING NORMAN - Farewell - oil on canvas - 90 x 100 in.

IRVING NORMAN

IRVING NORMAN - Totems - oil on canvas - 72 x 110 in.

IRVING NORMAN

Deborah Butterfield is an American sculptor, best known for her sculptures of horses made of objects ranging from wood, metal, and other found objects. The 1981 piece, Untitled (Horse), is comprised of sticks and paper on wire armature. The impressive scale of this piece creates a remarkable effect in person, presenting a striking example of Butterfield's celebrated subject matter. Butterfield originally created the horses from wood and other materials found on her property in Bozeman, Montana and saw the horses as a metaphorical self-portrait, mining the emotional resonance of these forms.

DEBORAH BUTTERFIELD

Marc Newson is widely recognized as one of the most influential designers of our time.  His subjects range from seemingly ordinary objects such as bicycles to groundbreaking designs in furniture and airplanes.  The Philadelphia Museum of Art's 2013-2014 exhibition "Marc Newson: At Home" exposed a new American audience to Newson's futuristic aesthetic in a traditional museum setting.  
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<br>"Micarta Table" (2007) uses contemporary materials, including plastic composites, to create the illusion of a traditional wood veneer surface.  This blending of old and new is a hallmark of Newson's work.  Examples of Newson's work can be found in museum collections worldwide, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, New York City.

MARC NEWSON

As a member of the legendary Gutai Art Association that flourished between 1954 and 1972, Sadamasa Motonaga emerged when post-atomic surrealist existentialism was at the forefront of artistic development in Japan. Yet he chose a different path. He turned his back on the destruction wrought by the war and created work that was fresh, jubilant, and playful. “Untitled” from 1969 is in his classic style, which developed concurrently with Morris Louis’ so-called ‘Veil’ paintings. It is a brilliantly successful display of Motonaga’s avant-garde take on traditional Japanese Tarashikomi — the technique that involves tilting the canvas at different angles to allow mixtures of resin and enamel to flow upon one another before the paint is fully dry.

SADAMASA MOTONAGA

"Bouquets de Fleurs" (1901) is a glowing Post-Impressionist still life. As the revolutionary wave of Impressionism receded from its apex, artists such as Henri Manguin, Henri Matisse, Kees van Dongen, Louis Valtat, and others emerged as part of the new avant-garde in Europe. These “Fauves,” or roughly translated “wild beasts,” would attack their canvases with a bold and vibrant new palette. This completely new way of painting was not initially celebrated by critics, or the artistic elite, but is today recognized among the most innovative and original artistic movements of the 20th Century.    
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<br>The present work, painted just before the revolution of Fauvism took hold, demonstrates a critical transitionary period in Modern Art. The subject is depicted with a masterful compositional sense and attention to spatial relationships. Manguin’s competency in composition would allow him to experiment freely with color during the first decade of the 20th Century. The slightly later but comparable Manguin still life “Flowers” (1915) is in the permanent collection of the Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia.

HENRI MANGUIN

ANDY WARHOL - Jean-Michel Basquiat Six Polaroids - Polaroid, Polacolor - 4 1/4 x 3 1/2 in. ea.

ANDY WARHOL

North Wall was exhibited at the Getty Museum in the Pacific Standard Time exhibition tracing the history of art in L.A. from 1945 to 1980, which reignited interest in Light and Space and brought fresh eyes to the work of Norman Zammitt. For this piece, the artist measured the width of each band and created parabolic graphs to calculate the exacting color progression — not only for aesthetic precision, but also for emotional and spiritual effect. The colors seem to radiate as they shift from dark bands of black and blue to fiery yellows, oranges and reds. The hard edges of these bands bring to mind the school of L.A. artists who worked in geometric abstraction during the same period, predominantly the 1960s and ’70s, particularly Karl Benjamin's classic stripe paintings. But Zammitt’s ethereal pictures defy any such classification. His edges appear seamless — a moment in space frozen in time. The expanse evokes a sky in its full coastal California drama, although that was not necessarily the artist’s intention. Rather, he might have used these as an approach to the sublime — portal to a mystical realm. His late, longtime dealer, Joni Gordon of Newspace, suggested the exacting bands of brilliant color relate to Native Indian sand paintings.

NORMAN ZAMMITT

PABLO PICASSO - Fumeur a la Cigarette Blanche - aquatint on paper - 21 1/4 x 15 1/4 in.

PABLO PICASSO

FRANCIS CELENTANO - Elliptical Kinetic Painting - acrylic on masonite - 48 x 48 x 6 1/2 in.

FRANCIS CELENTANO

Irving Norman was born in 1906 in Vilna, then part of the Russian Empire, now Lithuania. Norman's immigration to New York City in 1923 was short-lived, as he would return to Europe to fight as part of the Abraham Lincoln battalion against the Spanish dictator Francisco Franco. After the War, Norman would eventually settle in Half Moon Bay, California, where he embarked on a prolific studio practice.  
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<br>Norman's work portrays the horrors of war and his firsthand knowledge of totalitarian dictatorships. Norman's work has been described as "Social Surrealism," and his grand scenes are immediate and arresting. The large-scale works of Norman truly capture the power of his lived experiences; they are as much a visual record as they are a warning for the future, intended to inspire change.

IRVING NORMAN

IRVING NORMAN - Rural Family - oil on canvas - 36 x 72 in.

IRVING NORMAN

SETH KAUFMAN - Lignum Spire - bronze with green patina - 103 1/2 x 22 x 17 in.

SETH KAUFMAN

LEROY NEIMAN - Love to Femlin - watercolor on paper - 13 x 22 1/2 in.

LEROY NEIMAN

"Loading Supplies" is a scene of harbor workers stocking small boats with supplies, perhaps en route to load a larger steamer. In the foreground, a singular female figure stands before the cluster of men with her back to the viewer, while a group of anchored boats float on the motionless water in the background. The brightly painted boats and the fisherman dressed in their blue or orange slickers make for a colorful scene. The simple composition parallels the simplicity of the subject: a glimpse of everyday life and work in a coastal community.

GEORGE BRANDRIFF

MAX PECHSTEIN - Studie von drei Figuren - watercolor, reed pen and India ink on Japon paper - 17 1/2  x 12 in.

MAX PECHSTEIN

FRANCIS PICABIA - Trois personnages nus - black conte crayon on buff paper - 11 1/2 x 8 in.

FRANCIS PICABIA

IRVING NORMAN - Slum Youth - oil on canvas - 44 1/4 x 20 1/4 in.

IRVING NORMAN

FRANCIS CELENTANO - Epsilon #22 - acrylic on plastic - 27 5/8 x 57 in.

FRANCIS CELENTANO

RICHARD ARTSCHWAGER - Diving Boy I - acrylic and rubberized hair on masonite - 35 x 45 x 2 1/4 in.

RICHARD ARTSCHWAGER

RICHARD ARTSCHWAGER - Diving Boy II - acrylic and  rubberized hair on masonite - 32 x 45 x 2 1/4 in.

RICHARD ARTSCHWAGER

WOLF KAHN - White Thorn Density - oil on canvas - 36 x 42 in.

WOLF KAHN

ANDY WARHOL - Any Warhol Self-Portrait - Polaroid, Polacolor - 4 1/4 x 3 3/8 in.

ANDY WARHOL

KEITH HARING - Pop Shop IV - screenprint - 13 1/2 x 16 1/2 in.

KEITH HARING

ANDY WARHOL - Julian Schnabel 4 Polaroids - Polaroid, Polacolor - 4 1/2 x 3 1/2 in. ea.

ANDY WARHOL

ANDY WARHOL - Self Portrait with Mask - Polaroid, Polacolor - 4 1/4 x 3 3/8 in.

ANDY WARHOL

ANDY WARHOL - Andy Warhol - gelatin silver print - 10 x 8 in.

ANDY WARHOL

ANDY WARHOL - Andy Warhol Abroad - Polaroid, Polacolor - 4 1/4 x 3 3/8 in. ea.

ANDY WARHOL

ANDY WARHOL - Sao Schlumberger - Polaroid, Polacolor - 4 1/4 x 3 3/8 in. ea.

ANDY WARHOL

ANDY WARHOL - Kim Alexis - Polaroid, Polacolor - 4 1/4 x 3 3/8 in. ea.

ANDY WARHOL

ANDY WARHOL - Paola Dominguin - Polaroid, Polacolor - 4 1/4 x 3 3/8 in. ea.

ANDY WARHOL

ANDY WARHOL - Absolute Vodka - Polaroid, Polacolor - 4 1/4 x 3 3/8 in. ea.

ANDY WARHOL

ANDY WARHOL - Jack Nicholson - Polaroid, Polacolor - 4 1/4 x 3 3/8 in.

ANDY WARHOL

WASSILY WASSILYEVICH KANDINSKY - Lithographie No III - lithograph printed in black - 16 1/2 x 11 1/2 in.

WASSILY WASSILYEVICH KANDINSKY

AI WEIWEI - "Fairytale" Chairs - wood - 49 x 45 x 17 1/2 in.

AI WEIWEI

ANDY WARHOL - Bob Colacello - Polaroid, Polacolor - 4 1/4 x 3 3/8 in. ea.

ANDY WARHOL

ANDY WARHOL - Jean-Michel Basquiat in Soto Sculpture - silver gelatin print - 10 x 8 in.

ANDY WARHOL

ANDY WARHOL - Donald Baechler - Polaroid, Polacolor - 4 1/4 x 3 3/8 in. ea.

ANDY WARHOL

ABEL GEORGE WARSHAWSKY - Trees in Brittany - oil on canvas - 25 1/2 x 32 in.

ABEL GEORGE WARSHAWSKY

ANDY WARHOL - Mother Goose - Polaroid, Polacolor - 4 1/4 x 3 3/8 in. ea.

ANDY WARHOL

ANDY WARHOL - Carolina Herrera - Polaroid, Polacolor - 4 1/4 x 3 3/8 in.

ANDY WARHOL

ANDY WARHOL - Andy Warhol - gelatin silver print - 10 x 8 in. ea.

ANDY WARHOL

ANDY WARHOL - Paloma Picasso - Polaroid, Polacolor - 4 1/4 x 3 3/8 in. ea.

ANDY WARHOL

JAE KON PARK - Untitled - oil on canvas - 24 x 28 1/2 in.

JAE KON PARK

JAE KON PARK - Untitled - oil on canvas - 24 x 28 3/4  in.

JAE KON PARK

JAE KON PARK - Untitled - oil on canvas - 24 x 28 3/4 in.

JAE KON PARK

JAE KON PARK - Untitled - oil on canvas - 24 x 28 3/4 in.

JAE KON PARK

IRVING NORMAN - Women Welders, The Ship - graphite on paper - 14 1/4 x 28 3/8 in.

IRVING NORMAN

ANDY WARHOL - Dogs - gelatin silver print - 5 1/8 x 8 1/4 in. ea.

ANDY WARHOL

ANDY WARHOL - George - Polaroid, Polacolor - 4 1/4 x 3 3/8 in.

ANDY WARHOL

RAY STANFORD STRONG - Spring, Black Mountain, Marin County - oil on canvas - 24 x 44 in.

RAY STANFORD STRONG

ANDY WARHOL - La Grande Passion - Polaroid, Polacolor - 4 1/4 x 3 3/8 in.

ANDY WARHOL

MICAELA AMATO - Cameroon Girl - cast glass - 16 x 12  x 10 1/2 in.

MICAELA AMATO

ANDY WARHOL - Henry Geldzahler - Polaroid, Polacolor - 4 1/2 x 3 1/2 in.

ANDY WARHOL

ANDY WARHOL - Andy Warhol and Janice Dickenson - silver gelatin print - 10 x 8 in.

ANDY WARHOL

ANDY WARHOL - Candy Box - Polaroid, Polacolor - 4 1/4 x 3 3/8 in.

ANDY WARHOL

ANDY WARHOL - Perugina Candy Box - Polaroid, Polacolor - 4 1/4 x 3 3/8 in.

ANDY WARHOL

ANDY WARHOL - Cookie Jar - unique Polacolor ER Print - 4 1/4 x 3 3/8 in.

ANDY WARHOL

ANDY WARHOL - Bridge and Skyline - silver gelatin print - 8 x 10 in.

ANDY WARHOL

ANDY WARHOL - B'nai Zion Balloon in Parade - silver gelatin print - 8 x 10 in.

ANDY WARHOL

ANDY WARHOL - New York Skyline - silver gelatin print - 8 x 10 in.

ANDY WARHOL

ANDY WARHOL - Paris - silver gelatin print - 10 x 8 in.

ANDY WARHOL

ANDY WARHOL - Candy Box - unique Polacolor Type 108 print - 4 1/4 x 3 3/8 in.

ANDY WARHOL

ANDY WARHOL - Ivan Karp - Polaroid, Polacolor - 4 1/4 x 3 3/8 in.

ANDY WARHOL

ANDY WARHOL - Union Square - silver gelatin print - 8 x 10 in.

ANDY WARHOL

ANDY WARHOL - Candy Box - Polaroid, Polacolor - 4 1/4 x 3 3/8 in.

ANDY WARHOL

ANDY WARHOL - Perugina Candy Box - Polaroid, Polacolor - 4 1/4 x 3 3/8 in.

ANDY WARHOL

ANDY WARHOL - Candy Box - Polaroid, Polacolor - 4 1/4 x 3 3/8 in.

ANDY WARHOL

WILLEM DE KOONING - For Lisa - lithograph - 17 1/2 x 23 1/4 in.

WILLEM DE KOONING

ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG - Fence - lithograph in colors - 44 1/2 x 30 1/8 in.

ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG

TOM WESSELMANN - Cut-out Nude - screenprint on vinyl - 8 3/4 x 16 in.

TOM WESSELMANN

PABLO PICASSO - Portrait de Famille, Six Personnages - lithograph - 18 1/4 x 25 3/4 in.

PABLO PICASSO

DAVID MORRIS - Horn Plenty 2 - nickel plated polymer on a cast stone base - 18 1/2 x 9 1/4 x 11 in.

DAVID MORRIS

FERNAND LEGER - Le Lecture - color lithograph - 20 3/4 x 25 1/2 in.

FERNAND LEGER

JAMES ROSENQUIST - Near and Far - lithograph in colors - 18 5/8 x 35 5/8 in.

JAMES ROSENQUIST

CARLOS LUNA - Bimbam - oil on canvas - 14 x 12 in.

CARLOS LUNA

JOSEF ALBERS - Formulation: Articulation - screenprint - 15 x 20 in. ea.

JOSEF ALBERS

IRVING NORMAN - The Circus, Balancing Act 2 (a Study) - pencil on paper - 11 x 9 in.

IRVING NORMAN

IRVING NORMAN - The Circus, The Balancing Act 2a (a Study) - pencil on paper - 11 x 9 in.

IRVING NORMAN

IRVING NORMAN - Untitled (Possible Study for "The Immortality of Beethoven's 9th Symphony") - pencil on paper - 14 x 11  in.

IRVING NORMAN

IRVING NORMAN - Untitled (Bodies in Crypt) - pencil on paper - 7 1/2 x 3 7/8 in.

IRVING NORMAN

IRVING NORMAN - Untitled (War Study) - graphite on paper - 6 x 3 1/2 in.

IRVING NORMAN

IRVING NORMAN - Untitled (Bodies) - pencil on paper - 6 3/4 x 2 in.

IRVING NORMAN

IRVING NORMAN - Untitled (Smoking Man) - pen on paper - 8 7/8 x 6 in.

IRVING NORMAN

IRVING NORMAN - Untitled (Man with Fire Bird) - graphite and crayon on paper - 12 x 8 7/8 in.

IRVING NORMAN

IRVING NORMAN - Untitled (Possible Study for "Celebration") - graphite on paper - 4 7/8 x 3 in.

IRVING NORMAN

IRVING NORMAN - Untitled (Possible Study for "From Work") - pencil on paper - 11 x 14 in.

IRVING NORMAN

IRVING NORMAN - Untitled (Head with Fire) - graphite and crayon on paper - 12 x 8 7/8 in.

IRVING NORMAN

IRVING NORMAN - Untitled (Possible Study for "From Work") - pencil on paper - 11 x 14 in.

IRVING NORMAN

IRVING NORMAN - Untitled (Abstract Heads) - pen on paper - 8 7/8 x 6 in.

IRVING NORMAN

IRVING NORMAN - Untitled (Possible Study for "The Immortality of Beethoven's 9th Symphony" 2) - graphite on paper - 14 x 11 in.

IRVING NORMAN

IRVING NORMAN - Untitled (Four Heads) - graphite on paper - 5 x 3 1/2 in.

IRVING NORMAN

IRVING NORMAN - Untitled (Possible Study for "From Work") - graphite on paper - 5 x 3 1/2 in.

IRVING NORMAN

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GEORGIA O'KEEFFE - Cottonwood Tree (Near Abiquiu), New Mexico - oil on canvas - 36 x 30 in.

GEORGIA O'KEEFFE

DIEGO RIVERA - Portrait of Enriqueta G. Dávila - oil on canvas - 79 1/8 x 48 3/8 in.

DIEGO RIVERA

WILLEM DE KOONING - Woman in a Rowboat - oil on paper laid on masonite - 47 1/2 x 36 1/4 in.

WILLEM DE KOONING

Andrew Wyeth & N. C. Wyeth - Puritan Cod Fishers - oil on canvas - 108 1/2 x 157 1/2 in.

Andrew Wyeth & N. C. Wyeth

GUSTAVE CAILLEBOTTE - Vue du jardin de l’artiste et de la Vallée de I'Yerres - oil on canvas - 19 1/8 x 25 1/2 in.

GUSTAVE CAILLEBOTTE

WAYNE THIEBAUD - The Riverhouse - oil on canvas - 18 x 35 3/4 in.

WAYNE THIEBAUD

ALFRED SISLEY - L'Église de Moret, le Soir - oil canvas - 31 1/4 x 39 1/2 in.

ALFRED SISLEY

EMIL NOLDE - Sonnenblumen, Abend II - oil on canvas - 26 1/2 x 35 3/8 in.

EMIL NOLDE

ALEXANDER CALDER - The Cross - oil on canvas - 28 3/4 x 36 1/4 in.

ALEXANDER CALDER

N.C. WYETH - Summer. "Hush" - oil on canvas - 33 3/4 x 30 1/4 in.

N.C. WYETH

TOM WESSELMANN - Bedroom Brunette with Irises - oil on cut-out aluminum - 105 3/4 x 164 5/8 in.

TOM WESSELMANN

SEAN SCULLY - Grey Red - oil on aluminum - 85 x 75 in.

SEAN SCULLY

ANISH KAPOOR - Halo - stainless steel - 120 x 120 x 27 in.

ANISH KAPOOR

MARSDEN HARTLEY - Bach Preludes et Fugues No. 1 (Musical Theme) - oil on canvas laid down on board - 28 1/2 x 21 in.

MARSDEN HARTLEY

Initially used as a frontispiece illustration for the 1914 novel, “The Witch,” by Mary Johnston, Wyeth’s painting presents a poignant scene of friendship and understanding between a grieving, independent woman and a generous, misunderstood doctor. Although the two hardly know each other, they have a shared understanding of and reverence for what is good. While the rest of the town searches for the devil in all things, these two choose kindness and light. Here, they take a moment to appreciate the lives they have led and the good they have done. Wyeth’s illustration depicts hope and expectation of good despite the perils and sorrows of human life.
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<br>In addition to illustrating more than 100 books, including adventure classics like Treasure Island, Kidnapped, Robinson Crusoe, and The Last of the Mohicans, Wyeth was also a highly regarded muralist, receiving numerous commissions for prestigious corporate and government buildings throughout the United States. Wyeth’s style, honed by early work at the Saturday Evening Post and Scribner’s, demonstrates his keen awareness of the revealing gesture, allowing readers to instantly grasp the essence of a scene.

N.C. WYETH

ADOLPH GOTTLIEB - Azimuth - oil on canvas - 95 3/4 x 144 1/4 in.

ADOLPH GOTTLIEB

FRANK STELLA - The Musket - mixed media on aluminum - 74 1/2 x 77 1/2 x 33 in.

FRANK STELLA

SALOMON VAN RUYSDAEL - A Dune Landscape with Figures Resting and a Couple on Horseback, a View of Nijmegen Cathedral Beyond - oil on canvas - 26 1/2 x 41 1/2 in.

SALOMON VAN RUYSDAEL

JAN JOSEPHSZOON VAN GOYEN - River Landscape with a Windmill and Chapel - oil on panel - 22 1/2 x 31 3/4 in.

JAN JOSEPHSZOON VAN GOYEN

JOAN MIRO - L'Oiseau - bronze and cinderblock - 23 7/8 x 20 x 16 1/8 in.

JOAN MIRO

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