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Venetian Painter Ed Moses Died Thursday

ED Moses 1926 – 2018


(All photos supplied by Alan Shaffer, photographer for and close friend of  Ed Moses.)

Our beloved Venetian  painter Ed Moses passed away of natural causes on Thursday. He was a constant guest of Alan Shaffer, his photographer who lives on our property in Venice. He was a gentle and extraordinary, bohemian painter of our time.

May he rest in peace.   He has a greater canvas before him in the heavens.    Yolanda Gonzalez

LA Times article   said

Moses will be remembered as an L.A. art world fixture, one of the city’s most productive and experimental artists of the last half-century. He had a restless romance with abstract painting that sparked a perpetually evolving body of work, leading him to dub himself “The Mutator.” Moses formed the “Cool School” of artists — who included Ed Ruscha, Robert Irwin, Larry Bell, Edward Kienholz, John Altoon, Ken Price and Billy Al Bengston — at L.A.’s influential Ferus Gallery in the 1950s and ’60s. Their raucous partying and creative camaraderie not only fused a nascent local scene but made the art world beyond take notice.


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