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Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA)

LAMA is delighted to present an iconic print by Ed Ruscha, which will be available in our Fall 2017 Modern Art & Design Auction, which is LAMA’s 25th Anniversary Auction. Among Ruscha’s most iconic, and recognizable, bodies of work are his word prints and paintings. ‘Made in California’ (1971) is a particularly exceptional example, epitomizing the artist’s role as a chronicler of West Coast culture.

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Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA)

LAMA is delighted to announce the inclusion of an outstanding painting by celebrated artist Nathan Oliveira in our Fall 2017 Modern Art & Design Auction – the 25th anniversary auction. Crossing the line between figuration and abstraction, Oliveira’s loosely-painted works often depict lone figures or animals in landscapes. With its central abstract figure and mysterious, cloudy backdrop, ‘Untitled, Standing Figure #1’ (1990) is a classic example of Oliveira’s oeuvre.

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Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA)

Even the most outstanding lot can get passed over in the excitement of auction day, and this past Sunday was nothing if not exciting! Luckily, Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA) ensures that these top quality pieces remain available for a limited time after the sale.

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Los Angeles Modern Auctions

Here are some helpful tips to prepare you for the May 21, 2017 auction!

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Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA)

Every auction at Los Angeles Modern Auctions has its standouts and our May 21 auction is no exception. One such highlight is ‘The Missing Leg’ (1984), a monumental triptych by legendary artist Mike Kelley (1954–2012).

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Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA)

Every auction has its trends. Of late, I have noticed that a great deal of material from the 1980s has begun to surface on the resale market. This is reflected in our upcoming auction, which includes key works by figures such as Vija Celmins, Mike Bidlo, Howard Ben Tré, Raymond Pettibon, Jonathan Borofsky, Laddie John Dill, Larry Bell, and Ronald Davis, among many others.

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Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA)

I hope that some of you will join us at the Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA) preview, where you can view a number of superlative Abstract Expressionist works from the upcoming sale in our front gallery and beyond.

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George Rickey

I’d like to highlight the work of renowned kinetic sculptor George Rickey ahead of our May 21, 2017 Modern Art & Design auction, which will include two major works by the artist: Two Open Rectangles Diagonal Jointed Gyratory II (1997) and Two Open Triangles Leaning Gyratory III (1988). Rickey began making linear steel mobiles during his time in the American Air Force, between 1942-1945, when he was inspired by the principles of physics, as well as forms in nature.

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