Los Angeles

“Contemporary Painting and Sculpture”

Everett Ellin Gallery

This exhibition embraces an impressive array of well-accepted name-brand painters and sculptors of our century. The catholic range of the exhibition runs the gamut of Klee, Jawlensky, Matta, and Dufy to recent work of Guston, Diebenkorn, Dubuffet, Charles Frazier, Joan Jacobs and others. From an historical point of view there are several pieces which one fondly (and perhaps naively) hopes will eventually find their way into one or another of the public collections here on the West Coast. Among these is a small very handsome Orphist work of 1916 by Sonia Terk Delaunay, an early still life Red Flower of 1904 by Mondrian, and a rather powerful small landscape by Louis Eilshemius. Of equal museum quality is the impressive welded iron sculpture by Bruce Beasley, a “classic” piece by David Smith and two very substantial paintings by Dubuffet. 

David Gebhard