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West Hollywood, CA 90069
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Louis Stern Fine Arts was founded in 1982 as Louis Stern Galleries in Beverly Hills and has been located in West Hollywood’s Design District since 1994. The gallery’s focus is primarily historical, with an emphasis on West Coast Post-war geometric abstract artists. The gallery also holds works by other influential Mid-Century abstract painters and represents a stable of contemporary artists. In addition to its exhibition program, Louis Stern Fine Arts has had a long and successful involvement in the secondary market, with a special concentration in Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, Modern and Latin American art.


Installation view of Mimi Chen Ting: The Sea Within Me, at Louis Stern Fine Arts, 2023.
. Matsumi Kanemitsu (1922-1992) Stormy Night Baja, 1985 acrylic on canvas 20 x 35 inches; 50.8 x 88.9 centimeters LSFA# 13996
Installation view of Alfredo Ramos Martinez: Works on Paper, at Louis Stern Fine Arts, 2022.
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Current Exhibition

Matsumi Kanemitsu

Matsumi Kanemitsu: Traction Avenue

May 18, 2024 - June 29, 2024
Matsumi Kanemitsu: Traction Avenue May 18-June 29, 2024 Opening reception May 18, 5-7pm Louis Stern Fine Arts is pleased to present Matsumi Kanemitsu: Traction Avenue, a selection of late works by influential Japanese American artist and educator Matsumi Kanemitsu (1922-1992). The works on view were created in the last years of the artist’s life, during which he lived and worked in the historic Joannes Brothers Company Building at 800 Traction Avenue, located in what is now known as Los Angeles’s Arts District. Expressing the complex human experience of natural forces in sumi ink, watercolor, and acrylic, these works embody both the splendor and the perils of a sunset in a scorching desert, the churning waves of a Pacific storm, or rivers of rain in a summer deluge. This body of work represents the culmination of the artist’s prolific and diverse career and bears the legacy of his profound impact on cultivating a vibrant and thriving artist community in LA.

Upcoming Exhibition

Gabriele Evertz, James Little, Doug Ohlson, Robert Swain, Sanford Wurmfeld

Chromatic Conversations

July 13, 2024 - August 17, 2024
Louis Stern Fine Arts is pleased to present Chromatic Conversations, a group show featuring 5 prominent color theorists based in New York: Gabriele Evertz, James Little, Doug Ohlson, Robert Swain, and Sanford Wurmfeld. The show opens Saturday July 13th and runs through August 17, 2024. Doug Ohlson (1936-2010) Republic, 1985 acrylic on canvas 60 x 60 inches; 152.4 x 152.4 centimeters LSFA# 12482