For Your Eyes – Lynd Ward


#ForYourEyes Tuesday May 24, 2016

Lynd Ward [American, 1905-1985]

God’s Man: The Kiss

Lynd Ward God's Man The Kiss

Here is a piece from Ward’s 1929 graphic novel currently inside Tobey’s On-Line Gallery.

Woodengraving 1929
4 x 3 inches (10.2 x 7.6cm)

Signed, lower right; Titled, Dated, lower left
Remark: From the artist

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Ward’s Other Works

#ForYourEyes Friday April 26, 2016

Werner Drewes [German-American, 1899-1985]



Available for purchase in Tobey’s On-line Gallery is Opal by Werner Drewes of Germany. Drewes was an architecture student at the Bauhaus in Weimer under Klee, Kandinsky, Itten and Feininger. He emigrated to the United States in 1930. In 1936 he was a founder of the American Abstract Artists.

This collage was created in 1984. It measures 8 x 11 1/4 inches or 20.3 x 28.6cm . It’s signed, dated and monogrammed on verso and cataloged as #673.

Opal is available at $1,600 in 2016.

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Werner Drewes also created paintings, watercolors, woodcuts and etchings.

Werner’s Other Works

#ForYourEyes Tuesday April 5, 2016

Sam Francis [American, 1923-1994]

Lyre Eight

Sam Francis Lyre_Eight

This artwork was created in 1972, a multiple color screenprint that is numbered in it’s edition 11/50 . The impression measures 48 x 60.25 in and 121.9 x 153 cm. It’s signed in the lower right corner. This specific impression of Lyre Eight is framed and is available to add to your collection. Currently on view at the gallery on Beverly Blvd in Los Angeles, CA.

Lyre Eight highlights Sam’s outgoing personality. Also displaying his profound use of space, light, movement and (of course) color color color… a joy to live with! This specific piece is available at $14,000 in 2016.

For a fuller biography of Sam Francis

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#ForYourEyes Tuesday March 22, 2016  GORDON WAGNER 1915-1987 Shrine Box Assemblage 1961/64 GW.201 32 x 17 x 9 inches (81.2 x 43.2 x 22.9cm) Annotated

What’s inside Wagner’s ‘Shrine Box’?

California Modernist Artists at Tobey C. Moss GalleryA closer look into

Gordon Wagner [1915–1987] was the the leading pioneer behind assemblage art influencing George Herms and Betye Saar whom are each inspired by poetry and spirituality. These modernist artists are currently being featured inside Tobey’s gallery in Los Angeles and can always be purchased at her On-line Gallery.

‘Shrine Box’ was created between 1961-64, assembled during Wagner’s regular sweep of the tidal detritus. It measures 32 x 17 x 9 inches or 81.2 x 43.2 x 22.9 cm. “The Zinc Witch and the Philosopher Queen Sat Down . .” is pasted on one side. . . a collection of miscellany. Today,  Wagner was active until the day he died in Long Beach, California, on December 4, 1987.  In 2016, ’Shrine Box’ is available at $24,000.

GORDON WAGNER 1915-1987 Shrine Box Assemblage 1961/64 GW.201 32 x 17 x 9 inches (81.2 x 43.2 x 22.9cm) Annotated

Blow-Top-BluesBetye Saar has moved through printmaking, collage, assembl
age, sculpture and to installation work. Her constructions deliver personal, social and political messages through haunting visual poetry. ‘Blow Top Blues: The Fire Next Time’ available at $3,500 in 2016.

Can you find  L – O – V – E  inside this featured work? George Herms aptly signs all his work with a ‘LOVE’ stamp. For George, art-making is love. In 2016, ‘Klutz, Putzs & Schmutz’ available at $14,000.

george_herms_klutz-putz-and-schmutzTo purchase please click the artwork or contact Tobey


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#ForYourEyes next week featuring a surprise package from 1970’s!


#ForYourEyes Tuesday March 9, 2016 

George Herms [Born 1935]

’92 Ore’ Assemblage  


It’s an attempt to be able to use the environment and what’s in the environment as raw materials so that the line between life and art begins to become dissolved. You can actually take chunks of reality and use that as the raw materials of your work of art.” – George Herms

This assemblage was created in 1992 during the U.S.A Presidential Election in which Al Gore declined running for chief position and instead became Vice President to Bill Clinton. The collage measures 26 x 20 x 11 1/2 inches or 66. x 50.8 x 29.2 cm. It’s LOVE stamped and made up of previously discarded “trash” materials including torched wood, bumper sticker, metal and pigment.

Herms aptly signs all his work with a ‘LOVE’ stamp and there is a great love that shines through – love for the people, the places, the things that have touched his life. For George, art-making is his way to show his love to the world.’92 Ore is available at $24,000 in 2016.

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George’s Other Works

#ForYourEyes Tuesday March 1, 2016
Betye Saar [Born 1926]


“I’m the kind of person who recycles materials but I also recycle
emotions and feelings.” – Betye Saar

This artwork was created in 1992, a color lithograph with collage on wove paper. The impression measures 21 1/2 x 25 1/4 inches or 54.6 x 64.1 cm. It’s signed, dated and titled in the lower left corner. It is numbered 29/100. This specific impression of Mystic Sky with Self Portrait came to Tobey directly from Betye in her Los Angeles studio.

Mystic Sky with Self Portrait has a folk art aesthetic, “The stars, the cards, the mystic vigil may hold the answers. By shifting the point of view, an inner spirit is released. Free to create,” says Betye Saar describing the piece. Saar’s self portrait depicting mysticism, history, memory and nostalgia is available at $3,200 in 2016.

For a fuller biography of Betye Saar

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