I Like Happy Art

Save the date for the upcoming October 9, 2011
one-owner auction of The Collection of Richard Dorso. 

Photography © Grant Mudford.

Born in San Francisco in 1909, Richard Dorso bought his first piece of art when he was 21 years old.  A participant and witness of the explosion of the post World War II Los Angeles art scene, Dorso spent a lifetime collecting art, a relentless passion he pursued till his passing this April at the age of 101.  The Collection of Richard Dorso features over 400 works of art spanning the 20th century, highlights include works by John Baldessari, Robert Cottingham, Richard Tuttle, Paul Wonner, John McCracken, and Gustav Klimt.

Before his passing, Peter got a chance to speak with Richard Dorso about his love for art and his collection. When asked a question about why he bought a particular piece, Dorso answered:

“Well, I’ll confess something. I like happy art. And you’ll notice most of the art is happy.”


Auction: October 9, 2011; 12pm Noon (PST)
Pacific Standard Time Exhibition and Preview: September 19 – October 8, 2011; open daily 10am – 6pm
Auction, Exhibit, and Preview Location:
16145 Hart St. Van Nuys, CA 91406

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