Mosaic Wall Panel and a chat with Jerry Ackerman

Our latest endeavor is with this beautiful Mid-Century mosaic wall panel, titled “Puerta”, 1959, designed by Evelyn Ackerman. We just received it on consignment, but we did notice that there was one tile missing. When we were deciphering the date and title of the work, there was only one person to call for help: Jerry Ackerman (Evelyn’s husband).  Jerry Ackerman is extremely knowledgeable and has a catalog of all of Evelyn’s works tucked away in his head. He was quite helpful when we asked him about the panel, as well as the missing tile. He told us to make a “rubbing” so he could find a tile that would fit perfectly in the current void. We are personally going to drop off the panel at his studio so that he can properly restore it for our consignor. Talk about customer service! Once we get the panel fixed it’s going right into our Spring 2010 Auction.

If you have not already, please check out the Ackerman’s new website. The work they have produced in the past is pure Californian Modern, needless to say, we absolutely adore all of it.

Ackerman Mosaic Wall Panel, "Puerta", 1959

Detail, Ackerman Mosaic Wall Panel, "Puerta", 1959

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2 responses to “Mosaic Wall Panel and a chat with Jerry Ackerman

  1. Cool mosaic. I’ve got one of theirs–similar size and style. ERA label on the back, but no name. Is this an ERA produced mosaic panel? When is the auction catalog going online?

    • The lot information for this mosaic tile is:
      Lot 82 Evelyn Ackerman, Puerta
      1959, Mosaic title
      ERA Industries
      48.5”h x 13”w
      $2,500-3,500
      The auction catalogue will be online May 3rd!

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