Los Angeles

Los Angeles Artists

Feigen/Palmer Gallery; Landau Gallery; Antrum; Ceeje Gallery; Esther-Robles; Adele Bednorz; Comara Gallery

The “American Masters Show” at The Feigen/Palmer Gallery covers the period from 1945 to 1966 and includes just about everyone who made it during those years. There are oils by Josef Albers, a fine oil and pencil drawing by de Kooning as well as a delightful small oil by Max Ernst. Morris Graves’ symbolic Bird Snake and Moon captures the eye along with Yves Tanguy’s macabre Unknown, both works coming out of the forties. Hofmann, Lebrun and Calder all show examples of their work during the fifties, and as the exhibition leads into the sixties, one begins to feel a creeping despair as ideas grow smaller and canvases grow larger. Warhol, Tworkov, Rivers, Kelly, and Lichtenstein, among others, are included in the artists representing America in the sixties. Now and then there appears an unusually bright spark of wit, as in the work of Joseph Cornell who exhibits his Fan Box done in 1965.

Harry

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