Wednesday, June 7, 2017
German Expressionism Acquisitions at LACMA
The Lookers also gave LACMA Max Beckmann's Still Life With Silver Candlesick/Cats (1943). (Another Beckmann, Bar Brown, was given in Looker's honor in 2013.) LACMA now has four Beckmann paintings, a sculpture, and over a hundred prints.
Aerospace entrepreneur Robert Looker (1992-2012) favored German Expressionism in his collecting, but he and his wife chipped in for purchases of works by Yayoi Kusama, El Anatusi, and Kiki Smith; antiquities of Tang China and Wari Peru.