Art Auction 2018 | Don Suggs


Don Suggs

Architectural inkjet print on Crane Museo MAX paper, from the edition of 3, 2011
Image: 40 1/4 x 27 3/4 inches
Courtesy of the artist and L.A. Louver, Venice, CA
Value: $3,500
Starting bid: $1,750
Staff Pick

Don Suggs was born in Fort Worth, Texas, in 1945 and grew up in San Diego. He received three degrees from UCLA— his BA in 1969, his MA in 1971, and his MFA in 1972—won two grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, and has been represented by LA Louver in Los Angeles since 1977. He has taught painting and drawing at UCLA since 1983. Suggs has produced a stylistically diverse body of work in various media, including drawing, sculpture, collage, and painting. In 2007 a thirty-year retrospective of his work was titled One Man Group Show to underscore his versatility and eclecticism. In Cathedral he places one of his signature circles over a photographic image of Cathedral Rock in Yosemite, an arresting contrast of geometric and organic forms, the man-made and the natural, that deliberately disrupts the viewer’s expectations of a picturesque view.

Selected collections

Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego
Laguna Art Museum
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Selected exhibitions

Drawing in L.A.: The 1960s and 70s, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 2015
One Man Group Show, Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles 2007
Clearing, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1989

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