Ron Cooper

VERTICAL BAR

2019
lacquer and nacreous pigment on plexiglass
96 x 3 5/8 x 3 5/8 inches

Ron Cooper was born in southern California in 1943 and began exhibiting his work in the 1960s. Like many of the Light and Space artists of his generation, Cooper focused on light and perception, and attempted to make work that went beyond the boundaries of the physical object. Working with materials like fluorescent light, glass panels, resin, and fiberglass, his works manipulate and transform light, generating astonishing perceptual experiences. In this work from 2019, a simple bar of plexiglass covered in paint and pearlescent pigment becomes an ever-changing band of light, shifting and disappearing as the viewer moves through space. Cooper is the recipient of two National Endowment for the Arts awards, and his work is in numerous museums, such as the Art Institute of Chicago; LACMA, Los Angeles; the Guggenheim Museum, New York; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; and the Whitney Museum, New York.

estimated retail value: $20,000
The TWO x TWO AUCTION will take place at The Rachofsky House on Saturday, October 26, 2019. Absentee bids must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 25, 2019. If you are unable to attend TWO x TWO for AIDS and Art on Saturday, October 26, and would like to place a bid on a live or silent auction lot, you may complete the appropriate absentee bidding fields below. A TWO x TWO auction representative can bid on your behalf up to your pre-set maximum bid. If the work is part of the live auction, you may also be on the phone with an auction representative to place your bids during the live auction.
    Please select one of these options:
  • Do you agree to the terms of CONDITIONS OF SALE?
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.