Auction Details

Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA) welcomed the 2020 auction year with their February 16, 2020 Modern Art & Design Auction, achieving several new world auction records and reflecting their specialization in West Coast-driven markets.

Top lots included Ed Ruscha’s Double Standard, which realized $262,500, as well as significant works by Peter Alexander, Billy Al Bengston, Lorser Feitelson, and Frederick Hammersley. Among the high-selling and notable lots were works by Charles Arnoldi and Betye Saar.

Record-setting sales were led by Oskar Fischinger’s Egyptian, a 1944 canvas that broke LAMA’s world auction record for a Fischinger painting. Vija Celmins’s Night Sky doubled the previously held auction record for the edition, and Ellsworth Kelly’s Blue/Black/Red/Green also set a new auction record for its edition when it closed at $46,875. In sculpture, Henry Moore’s bronze Maquette for Seated Woman established a new auction record for the edition, garnering $45,000.

For detailed auction results and Top Ten Lots, please see our press release.

Now accepting consignments for Spring 2020 auction.

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