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

Bernard, Cindy

Bernard, Cindy

Two Roads, 1991

C-print on wood panel, edition 3/3

46 1/2 x 85 x 3 inches (each)

Gift of Gary and Tracy Mezzatesta, 2016.004.004.a-b

© Cindy Bernard

Beshty, Walead

Beshty, Walead

Island Flora #4 (Rte. 110 and Rte. 10 Interchange), Island Flora #6 (Rte. 101 South Bound), Island Flora #9 (Rte. 5 and Newhall Interchange), from the series “Terra Incognita”, 2006

Color photograph

97 x 45 inches, each

Gift of Lilly and Paul Merage, 2012.003.001-003

© Walead Beshty

Bevilacqua, Michael

Bevilacqua, Michael

MI-A1 (Teenage Wasteland), 2002

Acrylic on linen, diptych

48 1/2 x 73 inches

Museum purchase with funds provided by the Neuberger Berman Foundation, 2002.019.a-b

© Michael Bevilacqua

Biberman, Edward

Biberman, Edward

Lone Palm (Dark Window), 1950

Oil on masonite

36 x 24 inches

Museum purchase with funds provided through prior gift of Lois Outerbridge, LAM.1998.004.002

© Edward Biberman

Bischoff, Brice

Bischoff, Brice

#16 from Glassell Park series, 2012

Archival pigment print; edition of 5

76-1/8 x 61-1/8 inches

Museum purchase with funds provided through the prior gift of Mrs. William A. Griffith and family, 2014.006

© Brice Bischoff

Black, Libby

Black, Libby

Louis Vuitton Purse, 2003

Paper, hot glue, and acrylic paint

13 x 8 x 3 inches

Gift of Harriet Magrish Bernstein, 2014.027

© Libby Black

Blake, Jeremy

Blake, Jeremy

Winchester Redux, 2004

DVD with sound for plasma or projection, edition 10 of 25

5 minutes

Museum purchase with funds provided through prior gift of Lois Outerbridge, 2005.003

© Jeremy Blake

Blake, Nayland

Blake, Nayland

Chains I, 2000

Charcoal on paper

58 x 88 inches

Gift of Christopher Grimes, 2009.005.001

© Nayland Blake

Blake, Nayland

Blake, Nayland

Steel Cage Match, 2000

Steel

Dimensions variable

Museum purchase with funds provided through prior gift of Lois Outerbridge, 2008.005

© Nayland Blake

Blake, Nayland

Blake, Nayland

Transport #2, 1990

Mixed media

27 x 39 x 14 inches

Gift of Themistocles and Dare Michos, 1993.030

© Nayland Blake

Booth, Matt

Booth, Matt

Phil M. Leonard, Century City 1988, 2010

Archival pigment print

32 x 42-1/2 inches

Anonymous Gift, 2014.031.007

© Matt Booth

Brandriff, George Kennedy

Brandriff, George Kennedy

Trees and the Sea, n.d.

Oil on canvas

20 x 24 inches

Gift of Sy Bram, Los Angeles, 2000.022

© George Kennedy Brandriff

Brigante, Nicholas P.

Brigante, Nicholas P.

Sand Haze, 1961

India ink and gouache on watercolor paper

22-3/4 x 35 inches

Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Arnold Chanin, 2002.017.002

© Estate of Nicholas P. Brigante

Bronson, Jessica

Bronson, Jessica

Jessica Bronson and the Dick Slessig Combo present for your pleasure…, 1996

VHS tape, Magnavox VHS player, Sony Trinitron 13″ white monitor, edition 4 of 6

Dimensions variable

Gift of John and Phyllis Kleinberg, 1997.010

© Jessica Bronson

Brower, Stephen

Brower, Stephen

Weber Kettle, 1995

Oil on canvas

10 x 8 inches

Gift of Justine and Mark Fluent, 2014.031.008

© Stephen Brower

Brower, Stephen

Brower, Stephen

Untitled (Walmart), 1997

Oil on canvas

11 x 14 inches

Gift of Justine and Mark Fluent, 2014.031.008

© Stephen Brower

Brown, Laurie

Brown, Laurie

Entrance Road, Lake Las Vegas, 1996

Chromogenic print

6-9/16 x 19-15/16 inches

Gift of the artist, 2013.015

© Laurie Brown

Brown, Roger

Brown, Roger

In Circles, 1978

Oil on canvas

36-1/2 x 72 inches

Gift of Naomi Vine Milano and Albert and Victor Milano, 2016.006

© Roger Brown Estate

Bul, Lee

Bul, Lee

Supernova, 2000

Hand-cut polyurethane panels on aluminum armature with polyurethane coating

114-3/16 × 114-3/16 × 114-3/16 inches

Museum purchase, 2001.007

© Lee Bul

Burden, Chris

Burden, Chris

A Tale of Two Cities, 1981

Mixed media

144 × 480 × 360 inches

Museum purchase with funds provided through prior gift of Ben C. Deane, 1987.002

Chris Burden: Extreme Measures (installation view), 2013; New Museum, New York, NY; Photo: Benoit Pailley