Los Angeles – Jack Rutberg Fine Arts presents “Collectible” – an exhibition of more than 50 museum quality paintings, drawings, prints and sculpture. Contemporary and modern works spanning a half century offers the collector and institution an impressive range of monumental and intimate scale works for acquisition. “Collectible” is currently exhibiting through June 6, 2015.
Notable works in the exhibition include an installation by the evocative contemporary Spanish artist Jordi Alcaraz whose unique vision has drawn particular recent international attention. Rare paintings by the major Irish artist Patrick Graham are on view following their recent national museum tour. The exhibition offers a rare opportunity to engage in one of Swiss-born American Hans Burkhardt‘s most important works – his provocative 1975 painting, “La Brea Tar Pits” – depicting the Los Angeles County Museum. This monumental painting, with its extraordinary paint handling and composition has been cited as a tour de force in Abstract Expressionism.
Among the many highlights of “Collectible” is a grouping of Latin American Masters including Diego Rivera, Roberto Matta, Gunther Gerzso, Francisco Zúñiga, Alfredo Ramos Martinez, Gustavo Montoya, and Rufino Tamayo.
This far-ranging exhibition includes rare, unique photographs by Ed Ruscha and select photographs by JoelPeter Witkin, as well as formidable paintings and drawings by Jerome Witkin. Sculpture will include those by Reuben Nakian, Franicsco Zúñiga and Gaston Lachaise as well as Jordi Alcaraz‘ surreal “Ideas of Sculpture” from 2013, and Claire Falkenstein’s intricate enameled 21 ½ foot metal sculpture “Chain,” circa 1963.
Also included are works by George Condo, Jerome Witkin, Ruth Weisberg, Bruce Richards, Ed Moses, Norman Bluhm, Stanley Boxer, Max Ernst, Sam Francis, Frank Gehry, Mark Tobey, Ed Kienholz, Ed Moses, Roy Lichtenstein, Christo, Antoni Tapies and Eduardo Chillida.