Gagosian Beverly Hills is pleased to present a public preview of more than twenty works donated by leading contemporary artists in support of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA). The works will be offered during the spring auctions of Contemporary Art at Sotheby’s New York on May 12 and 13, 2015.
The preview includes works by Mark Grotjahn, Barbara Kruger, Takashi Murakami, Ed Ruscha, Richard Serra, and several other artists with strong ties to MOCA. These selections from a group of approximately thirty-five paintings, sculptures, photographs, and works on paper will be offered at the Sotheby’s Evening and Day Sales of Contemporary Art to benefit MOCA’s endowment.
Artists in exhibition: John Baldessari, Walead Beshty, Mark Bradford, Dan Colen, Sam Durant, Shepard Fairey, Mark Grotjahn, Elliott Hundley, Barbara Kruger, Friedrich Kunath, Liz Larner, Nate Lowman, Florian Maier-Aichen, Takashi Murakami, Catherine Opie, Lari Pittman, Sterling Ruby, Ed Ruscha, Richard Serra, Rudolf Stingel, James Welling, and Jonas Wood
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