MOCA Loans Iconic Frank Stella to Commercial Gallery, Drawing Criticism

June 14th, 2014

Frank Stella's 1968 "Ctesiphon I", via LA TimesMOCA is drawing criticism this week, following the loan of a Frank Stella painting to a Culver City art gallery, which many have called a conflict of interest.  The work Ctesiphon I, was loaned to Honor Fraser Gallery with approval of  the Acquisition and Collection Committee.  “MOCA is committed to loan artworks to encourage public enjoyment of objects,” MOCA said in an official statement. “MOCA lends to commercial art galleries only on a case-by-case basis.”

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