de Kooning, , Giacometti, Kandinsky, Masson, Motherwell, Picasso
September 6 – October 6, 2008

Leslie Sacks Fine Art
11640 San Vicente Blvd. (Brentwood), Los Angeles, CA 90049
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Richard DIEBENKORN (1922-1993), “Untitled (Ocean Park series)”,
1980, gouache and wax crayon on paper, 24 3/4 x 19 1/4 inches.

This exhibition at Leslie Sacks Fine Art showcases newly acquired works by de Kooning, Diebenkorn, Giacometti, Kandinsky, Masson, Motherwell and Picasso.

As used in art criticism, the term “modern refers to those styles that emerged in the first few decades of the twentieth century and dominated cutting edge art until the emergence of Warhol and the pop movement in the early 1960s.

The primary characteristic of modernism is abstraction. This was first reflected in the expressionistic abstraction of the German moderns along with Matisse and Picasso beginning ca. 1905. A total break with representation first appeared in Kandinsky’s abstractions ca. 1910, then cubism emerged ca. 1913-1914 in the works of Braque and Picasso. Following in Kandinsky’s footsteps, de Kooning and the rest of the abstract expressionists further developed fully abstract art following World War II.

There was once a modernist vision of a world wherein creative freedom in art, architecture, science and technology was seen as the solution to civilization’s ills. It is most likely that the solutions to the environmental problems of today, which are largely the product of technology, will be found in new technologies and designs for living, thus the modernist vision is of continued relevance in our post-modern world.

Leslie Sacks Fine Art, 11640 San Vicente Blvd. Los Angeles (Brentwood), CA 90049. Gallery hours are Monday – Saturday 10am-6 pm. There is ample validated on-site parking. Our telephone number is (310) 820-9448 and our website is

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