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Pasadena Gallery Offers a Revolving Exhibition of Masterpieces, in ART A to Z – By Pasadena Now

Mar 3, 2024

Following its inaugural exhibition in Pasadena one year ago, Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, one of the West Coast’s longest established fine art galleries, celebrates its second year in Pasadena, presenting museum quality works in an exhibition titled “ART A to Z.”

When looking at the roster of artists in this wide-ranging exhibition, one might have thought the show was being presented at the Norton Simon or Huntington museums. But as Rutberg jokingly likes to remind, “the big difference is that people can take these works home.

Artists such as Edgar Degas, Henri Fantin-Latour, Georges Rouault, Marc Chagall, Diego Rivera, Pablo Picasso (shown above left), Francisco Zuniga (shown above right), Hans Burkhardt, Hannelore Baron, Arman, George Herms, Patrick Graham, Llyn Foulkes, and so many other formidable names of modern and contemporary art make up just some of the gallery’s holdings, so presenting a comprehensive view of the gallery’s holdings is impossible. The answer to that limitation of space will be answered in a novel curatorial approach – “ART A to Z” will be a revolving exhibition, and as works of art are sold, their new owners will be allowed to take their acquisitions home, and the exhibition will be re-installed as required. As Rutberg states, “We always hope people will revisit an exhibition they’ve already seen. As the expression goes, third times the charm, and much like our experience with music, art reveals itself to the viewer just that way.”

With 27 works spanning nearly 100 years on view in the initial installation of “ART A to Z”, Rutberg says he has selected no fewer than three times that number of works in the que, covering the entire alphabet, but bemoans that the collection has no artists whose names starts with the letters “I, Q, and Y”.  For a list of names in the exhibition and also those in waiting, consult the gallery’s webpage at www.jackrutbergfinearts.com

Reflecting upon the gallery’s first year in Pasadena, Rutberg states that he has high hopes in advancing the awareness that art of the caliber one encounters in the area’s formidable museums, is not only available, but is also often affordable to the aspiring as well as to the established collector.

Jack Rutberg is located at 600 South Lake Avenue #102 at the corner of California Avenue.  Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 to 6:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 10:00 to 5:00.

Phone: (323-938-5222) or jrutberg@jackrutbergfinearts.com

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