press release


Murray “Mickey” Gribin and his late wife Ruth amassed a stunning collection of Southern California artists’ work from the 1960s to the present. Artists in the collection include Ed Ruscha, John Baldessari, Craig Kauffman, John McLaughlin, and Robert Therrien, with particular depth in the work of Llyn Foulkes, John Altoon, Ed Moses, and Billy Al Bengston. A promised gift to the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Mr. Gribin’s collection demonstrates his interest in supporting and sustaining emerging talent. Mr. Gribin is a long-time member of the Board of Trustees at MCASD and has been extremely generous in both donating and underwriting works of art for the Museum’s collection, including works by Alfred Jensen, Ken Price, John McCracken, Larry Bell, Jasper Johns, Ed Kienholz, Tim Bavington, and Robert Irwin.