LA’s MoCA announced Blake Byrne as a Life Trustee and Richard J. Grad as new member of the board. It also laid out the details on the acquisition of 100 works of art. Below are the gifts from trustees. You can download the press release with a list of the works acquired by the museum, including LA artists and photography:
Clifford J. Einstein, chair emeritus, MOCA Board of Trustees, and his wife Mandy completed a gift of six works originally promised in 2006, including
- Tony Berlant’s sculpture Gorilla in Art (1986);
- LA Columna Infinita #3 (1995), a drawing by Kcho (Alexis Leyva Machado)
- Pergola (2003), a painting by Rosa Loy;
- Fäenger/Catcher (2005), a mixed media work on canvas by Sebastian Ludwig;
- New York Trac (1975), a painting by Ed Moses
- Richard Prince’s drawing Untitled (Drawing 612) (1990).
MOCA Life Trustee Beatrice Gersh completed a gift of David Smith’s sculpture Cubi III (1961), a donation that she and her late husband Philip initiated in 1989.
In honor of MOCA Director Jeffrey Deitch, MOCA Board Co-Chair Maria Arena Bell and her husband Bill donated Tim Noble and Sue Webster’s light installation Forever (2001), the first of the artists’ works to be added to the museum’s collection.
Additional major gifts include:
- Before the Cross II (2006), a painting by Barnaby Furnas given by Ivan and Ana Boesky;
- Shirat Hayam (“End of Occupation? Series #2”) (2005), the first work by Barry Frydlender to be added to the collection, purchased with funds provided by Nancy Berman, Alan Bloch, and MOCA Life Trustee Tom Unterman;
- Journey Into Fear (2001), a video installation by Stan Douglas accompanied by a related diptych of photographs, gifted by David Appel and his wife Carol;
- Portrait of Masha (2010), a photograph by Roe Ethridge donated by Maria Baibakov;
- a sculpture and a work on paper by Tom Friedman donated by Edward and Adriana Ryan;
- four Richard Hawkins paintings gifted by Kourosh Larizadeh and Luis Pardo;
- a painting by Lari Pittman donated by MOCA Trustee Peter Morton;
- and four works by Bruce Yonemoto donated by Barbara Wise.