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Still Alive, Love You - Don
The Artist In All Facets 1929 - 2014

March 21 - May 6, 2015




Don Reitz (1929 - 2014)  

1929 - 2014 ďMY ART has always come out of need. Not everyone may like what I do, but I can only make what I feel in my heart. You have to have courage to put out what you know to be truth. I enjoy art that has something to say, or questions to ask. I enjoy knowing I am the sum of all that has gone before. Through art, I am able to make the intangible tangible, release my subconscious and give physical reality to emotional conditions. When I work, I am a loner. I canít have anyone in the studio. Itís a very personal and private place. I am pretending in there. But Iím never lonely, and I love involvement with people. Thatís why I do workshops.Ē - Don Reitz




Lacoste Gallery is pleased to present Still Alive, Love You-Don, the tribute exhibition for ceramic legend Don Reitz (1929-2014), titled from one of his last telephone messages. The exhibition will present the artist in all facets through a wide display of his one-of-a-kind ceramic pieces, quirky memorabilia and images from The Ranch, his beloved home and studio in Arizona. Reitz's iconic ceramic art is held in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian Institution, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, LACMA, The Art Institute of Chicago, and The Museum of Arts and Design in New York, among many other museums and institutions. In his own words, "My art has always come out of need. Not everyone may like what I do, but I can only make what I feel in my heart. You have to have courage to put out what you know to be truth."