Vasa Velizar MihichSailboat Form, 1991Acrylic, cast and laminated38 3/8 x 22 3/8 x 3 inches
Base: 34 5/8 x 28 x 14 inchesSigned: #2997 Vasa © 1991 (rear)
Vasa Velizar MihichRectangular Column #2896, 1988Acrylic72 3/4 x 4 3/4 x 3 5/8 inches
Base: 4 1/2 x 13 x 12 inchesSigned: #2896 Vasa © 1988 (rear base of column)
Vasa Velizar MihichFour Columns, #2856, 1987Laminated cast acrylic98 inches high each; 3 1/2 x 6 1/4 inches
Base: 5 3/4 x 37 x 16 inchesSigned: #2856 Vasa © 1987 (rear base of one column)
Vasa Velizar MihichFour Columns (#1447), 1979Cast acrylic in fitted wood base76 x 30 x 12 inchesIncised with signature, number, and date: #1447 Vasa 79
Academically trained as a painter, Vasa Mihich originally taught theories of color as a senior Professor of Design at the University of California, Los Angeles. The octogenarian artist has been creating his striking transparent plastics since the late 1960’s in his Los Angeles studio and continues to this day to be a forward-thinking innovator.
Mihich continues to explore the possibilities and development of these cast acrylic sculptures and their accompanying medium. Henry Seldis, the former art critic for the Los Angeles Times, refers to Mihich as “the most sensuous and sensational colorist of the Southern California artists working in plastic.”
Feigen-Palmer Gallery, Los Angeles
Los Angeles Contemporary Museum of Art, âAmerican Sculptures of the Sixtiesâ
Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade (solo)
Palm Springs Desert Museum (solo)
San Diego Museum of Art, California (solo)
Museums and Public Collections
Denver Art Museum
Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.
Honolulu Museum of Art, Hawaii
Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.
Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels
San Diego Museum of Art, California
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, California
Wilhelm Lehmbrech Museum, Duisberg, Germany