Events Posted Oct 14, 2019

Book Signing, 10/19 at Arcana > Magdalena Suarez Frimkess!

Please join us on Saturday, October 19th, 4:00 – 6:00 PM for a book signing with Magdalena Suarez Frimkess for her wonderful book published by South Willard!

If you cannot attend but would like to purchase a signed copy, please order here or call us (310-458-1499).


A long-overdue monograph on the playful, pop-inspired ceramics of West Coast legend Magdalena Frimkess. Born in 1929, Venezuelan-born, Venice, California-based artist just now getting the recognition she deserves, with her work finding its way into the collections of LACMA and The Hammer Museum. Her unique approach to ceramics - incorporating cartoon characters such as Felix the Cat, Popeye, Olive Oyl, Goofy, and Betty Boop as well as more traditional motifs such as landscapes, birds, and flowers - has charmed a younger generation of artists such as Jonas Wood, Shio Kusaka, Mark Grotjahn, Lesley Vance, and Ricky Swallow. Published to coincide with an exhibition @southwillard that commemorates the artist's ninetieth birthday, this lovely new catalogue features a foreword by Mr. Swallow and offers a broad, beautifully illustrated range of the colorful autobiographical pieces Magdalena Suarez Frimkess has produced over her long and varied career.