ed. note: Longtime admirers of Jack Rutberg, among Los Angeles’s most esteemed gallerists, we’ve been following news of his new location, on Lake Avenue, one of Pasadena’s grand commercial boulevards. With permission from Pasadena Now, artsmeme is excerpting a story by Eddie Rivera, Editor of the Weekndr Magazine.
Settling into Pasadena after nearly four decades on La Brea Avenue in Los Angeles, Jack Rutberg Fine Arts is now planning for the future with a new exhibition featuring a wide range of established modern and contemporary artists.
The new exhibition, “Collector’s Choice,” which will hold its opening reception on Sunday, September 10, is a collection of paintings, drawings, prints and sculptures from some of the world’s most recognizable artists, along with some lesser known, but no less important works.
As Rutberg noted, “People don’t realize that you can own a work by Goya —an original work by Goya — for less. I’m talking about an etching now, an original etching, for less than you would pay for nearly every contemporary major artist today. I just acquired ‘The Little Prisoner’ by Goya, which is about $800. I mean, most people wouldn’t think they can partake in this way.”
According to Rutberg, his gallery collection spans about 150 years, and all the works are “befitting a museum collection.”
Among his vast collection of paintings, drawings, sculpture and prints are works by Pablo Picasso, Joan Miro, David Hockney, Diego Rivera, Larry Rivers, Helen Frankenthaler, Sam Francis, Ed Ruscha, and Andy Warhol, among others. He also represents Jordi Alcaraz, Patrick Graham, Ruth Weisberg, Jerome Witkin, Joel-Peter Witkin, and the estates of Reuben Nakian and Francisco Zuñiga. more …
Read Eddie Rivera’s story in the Pasadena Now.
Collector’s Choice | Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, 600 South Lake Avenue, #102, Pasadena, CA | Reception Sunday, September 10, 3 to 6 pm