Collection

Comprising over 4,500 works of art, OCMA’s permanent collection focuses on art produced during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries by artists with ties to California. Since its inception, OCMA’s collection has been at the core of its activities and efforts to present and preserve the most innovative and ground-breaking art being created in California. Over the past six decades the collection has grown into one of the most prominent and important in the region. 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.

Orange County Museum of Art Collection Policy

Baldessari, John

Baldessari, John

Ordered Thought (Silver and Gold), 1986

Black and white and tinted photographs on paper

72 × 93-3/4 inches

Museum purchase, 1986.007.a-d

© Estate of John Baldessari

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

Ballantyne, Christopher

Ballantyne, Christopher

Untitled (Erosion), 2003

Acrylic on birch panel

48-1/8 x 72-1/8 inches

Gift of Gary and Tracy Mezzatesta, 2016.004.001.a-b

© Christopher Ballantyne

Bankston, John

Bankston, John

Black Cat, 2012

Oil on linen

48 x 58 inches

Museum purchase with funds provided through the prior gifts of Dr. and Mrs. Gary Fish, Mabel Bain Hinkle, and Alice F. Hatto, in honor of the Ford Family, 2013.007

© John Bankston

Barth, Uta

Barth, Uta

Ground #33, 1994

Ektacolor print on panel

14-1/2 x 15-1/2 inches

Gift of Gary and Tracy Mezzatesta, 2015.003.002

© Uta Barth

Barth, Uta

Barth, Uta

Ground #30, 1994

Ektacolor print on panel

22 x 18 inches

Gift of Gary and Tracy Mezzatesta, 2015.003.003

© Uta Barth

Barth, Uta

Barth, Uta

Ground #51, 1995

Ektacolor print on panel

16 x 16-1/2 inches

Gift of Gary and Tracy Mezzatesta, 2015.003.004

© Uta Barth

Becker, Julie

Becker, Julie

Whole (Bar), 1999

Lambda C-Print with Laminate

50-3/4 x 33-3/4 inches

Gift of Nancy Portnoy, New York, 2004.026.001

© Julie Becker

Bell, Larry

Bell, Larry

Untitled, 1965

Etched glass

10-1/4 × 10-1/4 × 10-1/4 inches

Gift of Edwin Janss, Jr., 1978.030

© Larry Bell

Belson, Al

Belson, Al

Conversations with a Dog from the portfolio “Italy”, 1987

Selenium-toned gelatin silver print

8-1/2 x 12-5/8 inches

Gift of the estate of Al Belson, photographer, 1997.007.001

© Al Belson

Belson, Al

Belson, Al

Plaza Central, Merida from the portfolio “Yucatan”, 1981

Selenium-toned gelatin silver print

6 x 8-3/8 inches (sheet)

Gift of the estate of Al Belson, photographer, 1997.007.019

© Al Belson

Bengston, Billy Al

Bengston, Billy Al

Tom, 1968

Lacquer and polurethane on dented aluminum, edition 36 of 50

26 × 25 inches

Gift of Jules Glazer, Beverly Hills, 1968.001

© Billy Al Bengston

Bennett, Mark

Bennett, Mark

Home of: Rob and Laura Petrie, 148 Bonny Meadow Road, New Rochelle, New York, 1995

Lithograph on Rives BFK paper, artist’s proof V

24-1/4 x 36-1/4 inches

Gift of the Mark and Hilarie Moore Collection, Orange, California, 1997.023.006

© Mark Bennett

Bennett, Mark

Bennett, Mark

Home of: The Addams Family, 1995

Lithograph on Rives BFK paper, artist’s proof V

24-1/4 x 36-1/4 inches

Gift of the Mark and Hilarie Moore Collection, Orange, California, 1997.023.007

© Mark Bennett

Berlant, Tony

Berlant, Tony

Angel, 1982

Found painting and found tin on plywood with steel brads

72 x 58-1/2 x 5 inches

Gift of Mandy and Cliff Einstein, Los Angeles, 1996.026

© Tony Berlant

Bernard, Cindy

Bernard, Cindy

Ask the Dust: Them (1954/1991), 1991

Black and white photograph

14-1/2 x 23 inches

Gift of Gary and Tracy Mezzatesta, 2016.004.003.001

© Cindy Bernard

Bernard, Cindy

Bernard, Cindy

Ask the Dust: The Far Country (1955/1991), 1991

Black and white photograph

14-1/2 x 23 inches

Gift of Gary and Tracy Mezzatesta, 2016.004.003.002

© Cindy Bernard

Bernard, Cindy

Bernard, Cindy

Ask the Dust: The Searchers (1956/1989), 1991

Black and white photograph

12-1/2 x 23 inches

Gift of Gary and Tracy Mezzatesta, 2016.004.003.003

© Cindy Bernard

Bernard, Cindy

Bernard, Cindy

Ask the Dust: 3:10 to Yuma (1957/1991), 1991

Black and white photograph

14-1/2 x 23 inches

Gift of Gary and Tracy Mezzatesta, 2016.004.003.004

© Cindy Bernard