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LAMA Announces Date for 20th Anniversary Auction – Part Two

October 17, 2012

October 11, 2012
For Immediate Release

LOS ANGELES, CA – After an exceptional sale in October and due to a steady influx of modern material, Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA) announces Part Two of the 20th Anniversary Auction, which is scheduled for Sunday, December 16, 2012, 12 p.m. (PST).

Peter Loughrey, Founder of LAMA:
“Leading up to our 20th anniversary season, we were offered so much material that we had to split our 20th Anniversary Auction into two parts. Part Two of LAMA’s 20th anniversary will include a comprehensive survey of art and design across the 20th century, highlighting blue chip artists and designers from Stickley and Schindler to Rauschenberg and Warhol.”

This expertly curated auction of just over 350 lots features a rare Chess Table by Isamu Noguchi complete with sculpted aluminum tray and original finish; over ten works by Robert Rauschenberg, including Lattice (Hoarfrost), a unique textile collage from 1975; an Alexander Calder pin and a Jean Arp brooch, each with outstanding provenance; in addition to a group of 14 American Arts & Crafts designs, a great majority of which were gifts from Max Palevsky, to be sold by The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) to benefit future acquisitions. The sale also features a comprehensive grouping of over 50 lots of Art Deco furniture, lighting, and decorative objects from c. 1920 – 1940.

Additional Fine Art highlights include a selection of Hard Edge School paintings, including four works by Karl Benjamin; Richard Pettibone’s My Favorite Title (1980); as well as prints and multiples by Joan Miró, Tom Wesselmann, Richard Diebenkorn, and Andy Warhol, including the latter artist’s Vote McGovern, Truman Capote, Jane Fonda, and Mick Jagger.

Design highlights include a rare Greta Grossman table, bookshelf, and floor lamp, a selection of 13 designs by Gustav Stickley, a George Nakashima coffee table, an R.M. Schindler chair from the Sachs apartment, a Boris Lacroix tea set, and a K.E.M. Weber chair from the Sommer commission, as well as a Jean Royère table for Gouffé.

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LAMA’s 20th Anniversary Auction [Part Two], to be held on December 16, 2012, will be conducted at the LAMA showroom: 16145 Hart St. Van Nuys, CA 91406 and will start at 12 p.m. (PST).
Auction Preview: December 1 – 15, 2012; open daily 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Preview lots online: November 20, 2012

Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA), the fastest growing auction house in the modern and contemporary art world, is the leading auction house dedicated to selling 20th century Modern Fine Art and Design. Auctions are held at the LAMA showroom: 16145 Hart St. Van Nuys, CA 91406.

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