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BIG 3-0 for Tobey C. Moss Gallery
Thirty Years of California Modernism
September 25 - December 31, 2008
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 25, 5-8pm

7321 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 933-5523, fax (323) 933-7618
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Hours, Tuesday - Saturday, 11am-5pm

Helen Lundeberg, “Interior with Painting”, 1960, oil on canvas, 50 x 40 inches.

Introduced to the artists of this period through Helen Lundeberg (1908 - 1999) - whose monumental Interior with Painting will be featured in this exhibit - Tobey C. Moss Gallery  realized the incredible depth of talent were working in southern California long before Ed Ruscha, Ed Kienholz, Kenneth Price, Billy Al Bengston and the artists of the Ferus Gallery group began to gain national recognition. It became our singular mission to promote these important yet side-lined artists.

The Tobey C. Moss Gallery began in 1978 as a dealer of fine prints and works on paper.  Within two years after opening, the gallery changed its focus.  While continuing to offer American and International 16th through 20th centuries works on paper, the  focus shifted to the art and artists of California, and particularly Los Angeles, active in the 1930s through the 1960s.

We have enjoyed thirty years of exhibiting the works of Lundeberg as well as of Clinton Adams, Ruth Asawa, Karl Benjamin, Nicholas P. Brigante, Jean Charlot, William Dole, Rupert J. Deese, Werner Drewes, Leonard Edmondson, Jules Engel, Sorel Etrog, Claire Falkenstein, Lorser Feitelson, Oskar Fischinger, Fred Hammersley, George Herms, Bruce Houston, John Langley Howard, Jim Hueter, Luchita Hurtado, Ynez Johnston, Peter Krasnow, Basil Langton, David P. Levine, Stanton Macdonald-Wright, Sam Maloof, Harrison McIntosh, John McLaughlin, Nathan Oliveira, Channing Peake, Jay Rivkin, Betye Saar, Palmer Schoppe, Peter Shire, Miriam Slater, Joyce Treiman, Gordon Wagner, Howard Warshaw, Emerson Woelffer and many others.

We invite you and you and you to see more and learn more about these artists and to live with as we have for the course of these thirty years.  Their art does not fade from interest but - rather - grows in vitality.  There is always some ‘new’ detail to see every day.

A well illustrated catalogue accompanies this exhibition.

Digital images of every item are available upon request

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