Tony DeLap



Tony DeLap
Jaipur Jinnee
Color lithograph, from the edition of 25, 1980
22 1/4 x 29 3/4 inches
Courtesy of the artist
Value: $4,500
Buy it Now: $2,250

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Tony DeLap is a pioneer of West Coast minimalism and a revered figure throughout the California art world. From the early 1960s, along with Craig Kauffman, Larry Bell, DeWain Valentine, and others, he was associated with an emerging movement known as “Finish Fetish.” In both his paintings and sculpture, DeLap combines playfully illusionistic techniques with immaculate craftsmanship. He lives and works in Corona del Mar.

Perhaps derived from a sketch for a painting or sculpture, Jaipur Jinee straddles art, geometry, and technical drawing. The title, which suggests either a supernatural being from a fairytale or the stage name of a magician, adds a whole other dimension from DeLap’s deep interest in the history of magic.

Selected collections
Museum of Modern Art, New York
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Tate, London

Selected exhibitions
Tony DeLap (retrospective), Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, 2000
Primary Structures, Jewish Museum, New York, 1966
The Responsive Eye, Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1965


Works can be viewed and purchased in person at Laguna Art Museum on Sunday, February 5, or by appointment from Monday, February 6, through Sunday, February 12 (the museum is closed Wednesday, February 8).

For questions and more information, please email Sarah Strozza or call 949.494.8971 x219.