Silicon Valley Pioneer Gifts $14 Million in Art to Fowler Museum

Fowler Museum at UCLA
Fowler Museum at UCLA
(Wikipedia)

Silicon Valley pioneer Jay Last and his wife, Deborah, have given a collection of African wood and ivory carvings valued at about $14 million to the Fowler Museum at UCLA. The couple gifted the 92 objects in honor of the museum's 50th anniversary.

Carved figures, masks and various implements made in wood and ivory by the Lega people of the Democratic Republic of Congo comprise the gift, as first reported by art blogger William Poundstone.

Jay Last is known as the "father" of Silicon Valley for his early work in semiconductors. He and his wife have been collectors for many years.

 

More News Feed Headlines

Photographic portrait of artist John Baldessari.  2004, by Analia Saban

White House Announces National Medal of Arts Recipients

  • September 04, 2015 11:38

Recipients of the 2014 National Medal of Arts have been named by the White House. The highest ...

Read More

École Nationale supérieure des beaux-arts in Paris

Director Shake-Up at Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris Puts Bustamante In

  • September 03, 2015 15:16

A new director of the École Nationale supérieure des beaux-arts in Paris has been announced, and ...

Read More

Modigliani’s 1917 “Nu Couche (Reclining Nude)”

"Holy Grail" of Modigliani Nudes Headlines Christie's Nov. Sale

  • September 03, 2015 13:44

Christie's is banking on a nude by Amedeo Modigliani to fetch a record price in the coming fall ...

Read More

Wilson House in Vallejo, designed by Julia Morgan

On the Market: Historic Julia Morgan-Designed Residence

  • September 03, 2015 10:50

An early and fine example of architect Julia Morgan's residences in the First Bay Tradition is on ...

Read More

Adirondack Museum Rustic Furniture Fair

ArtfixDaily Artwire