Collection

Comprising over 4,500 works of art, OCMA’s collection focuses on art produced during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries by artists based in California and countries around the Pacific Rim. The museum’s major holdings include early and mid-century modernism, Bay Area Figuration, assemblage, California Light and Space, Pop Art, Minimalism, and installation art.

Adams, China

Adams, China

Box #6 (The Official Stitch and Hide Procedure Series), 1995

Artists’ possessions, tarp, dental floss, and glass

17 x 49 x 28-1/2 inches

Gift of Peter and Eileen Norton, 1999.028.002.a-m

© China Adams

Aguilar, Laura

Aguilar, Laura

Clothed/Unclothed #16, 1992

Black and white photography, Diptych

22-1/4 x 18-1/4 inches, each

Gift of Gary and Tracy Mezzatesta, 2015.003.001.a-b

© Laura Aguilar Trust of 2016

Ahtila, Eija-Liisa

Ahtila, Eija-Liisa

Lahja (The Present), 2001

Five-monitor installation on DVD-R with stereo sound; written and directed by Eija-Liisa Ahtila; produced by Crystal Eye, Helsinki

Duration variable

Museum purchase with funds provided through prior gift of Lois Outerbridge, 2002.010

© Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / KUVASTO, Helsinki

Albenda, Ricci

Albenda, Ricci

Untitled (Quota), 1996

Acrylic on plexiglass

15 x 10-3/4 inches

Gift of Justine and Mark Fluent, 2014.031.001

© Ricci Albenda

Albers, Josef

Albers, Josef

Homage to the Square, Dry Season, 1967

Oil on masonite

48 × 48 inches

Gift of Avco Financial Services, Newport Beach, California, 1971.001

© The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Alexander, Peter

Alexander, Peter

Third, 1991

Acrylic on canvas

48 x 53 inches

Gift of Renee Harwick, 2000.005

© Estate of Peter Alexander

Alfred, Brian

Alfred, Brian

Saudi, 2006

Acrylic on canvas

70 x 84 inches

Gift of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York; Hassam, Speicher, Betts and Symons Funds, 2006, 2007.005

© Brian Alfred

Altoon, John

Altoon, John

Untitled (Ocean Park Series), 1962

Oil on canvas

72 x 84 inches

Museum purchase with additional funds provided by Dr. James B. Pick and Dr. Rosalyn M. Laudati, Mr. Ward Chamberlin, Mrs. E.G. Chamberlin, Patricia Fredericks, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Neisser, Mr. and Mrs. John Martin Shea, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Goldstein, Zada Taylor, Mr. David H. Steinmetz and Mrs. Bernard McDonald, 1985.009

© Estate of John Altoon

Alÿs, Francis

Alÿs, Francis

El Gringo, from “Point Of View: A Contemporary Anthology of the Moving Image”, 2003

Video

4 minutes, 12 seconds

Museum purchase with funds provided through prior gift of Lois Outerbridge; Producers: Bick Productions (Ilene Kurtz Kretzschmar and Caroline Bourgeois), New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York; Executive Producers: Jumex Collection, Mexico; Blink Digital, New York; Sponsor: The New Art Trust, San Francisco, 2003.013

© Francis Alÿs

Andoe, Joe

Andoe, Joe

Untitled, 1998

Silkscreen on canvas

50-1/2 x 61-1/8 inches

Gift of Tami and Tom McGovern, 2014.016

© Joe Andoe

Apfelbaum, Polly

Apfelbaum, Polly

Richard Nixon, ca. 1990

Ink and photo collage

16-1/2 x 31-1/4 inches

Gift of Justine and Mark Fluent, 2014.031.006

© Polly Apfelbaum

Apfelbaum, Polly

Apfelbaum, Polly

Rewinding the Spool (2/2), 1992

Velvet and silk installation

Dimensions variable

Gift of Justine and Mark Fluent, 2014.031.005

© Polly Apfelbaum

Arcangel, Cory, and Frankie Martin

Arcangel, Cory, and Frankie Martin

414-3-RAVE-95, 2004

Single-channel video

4 minutes, 57 seconds

Museum purchase with funds provided through prior gift of Lois Outerbridge, 2006.001

© Cory Arcangel and Frankie Martin

Arceneaux, Edgar

Arceneaux, Edgar

Number of Intersections, Exercise #51, 2007-08

Graphite, charcoal, carbon on drywall

474 x 144 inches

Gift of Rosana and Jacques Seguin Collection, Switzerland, 2019.001

© Edgar Arceneaux

Arceneaux, Edgar

Arceneaux, Edgar

Giant Fractured Glass Tripod, 2008

Enamel, oil paint, lead on glass, wood frame

Dimensions variable

Museum purchase with funds provided through prior gift of Lois Outerbridge with additional funds provided by Barbara and Victor Klein, Los Angeles, 2008.008.001

© Edgar Arceneaux

Arceneaux, Edgar

Arceneaux, Edgar

Blind Pig #1, 2010

Acrylic and graphite on paper

59 × 57-1/2 inches

Gift of Rosana and Jacques Seguin Collection, Switzerland, 2014.038.003

© Edgar Arceneaux

Ashbaugh, Dennis

Ashbaugh, Dennis

The Brave Blunder, 1980

Oil on canvas

72 x 72 inches

Gift of Leon and Molly Lyon, 1999.009

© Dennis Ashbaugh

Asselin, Michele

Asselin, Michele

Clubhouse Turn—Composition 8 (Samuel. Saul. Playing Cards, Barn 62. Exit to Grandstands, North End. Iggy Puglisi.), 2013-16

Achival pigment print

39 x 101-1/2 inches

Partial gift of the artist and partial museum purchase, 2017.001.001-005

© Michele Asselin

Baldessari, John

Baldessari, John

Voluble Luminist Painting for Max Kozloff, 1966-68

Acrylic on canvas

59 x 59 inches

Gift of the Betty and Monte Factor Family Collection, 1975.017

© Estate of John Baldessari

Baldessari, John

Baldessari, John

Baldessari Sings Lewitt, 1972

Video

4 minutes

Museum purchase with funds provided through prior gift of Lois Outerbridge, 2007.008

© Estate of John Baldessari

Adams, China

Adams, China

Box #6 (The Official Stitch and Hide Procedure Series), 1995

Artists’ possessions, tarp, dental floss, and glass

17 x 49 x 28-1/2 inches

Gift of Peter and Eileen Norton, 1999.028.002.a-m

© China Adams

Aguilar, Laura

Aguilar, Laura

Clothed/Unclothed #16, 1992

Black and white photography, Diptych

22-1/4 x 18-1/4 inches, each

Gift of Gary and Tracy Mezzatesta, 2015.003.001.a-b

© Laura Aguilar Trust of 2016

Ahtila, Eija-Liisa

Ahtila, Eija-Liisa

Lahja (The Present), 2001

Five-monitor installation on DVD-R with stereo sound; written and directed by Eija-Liisa Ahtila; produced by Crystal Eye, Helsinki

Duration variable

Museum purchase with funds provided through prior gift of Lois Outerbridge, 2002.010

© Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / KUVASTO, Helsinki

Albenda, Ricci

Albenda, Ricci

Untitled (Quota), 1996

Acrylic on plexiglass

15 x 10-3/4 inches

Gift of Justine and Mark Fluent, 2014.031.001

© Ricci Albenda

Albers, Josef

Albers, Josef

Homage to the Square, Dry Season, 1967

Oil on masonite

48 × 48 inches

Gift of Avco Financial Services, Newport Beach, California, 1971.001

© The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York