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Just In: Wayne Thiebaud’s Four Cakes

April 7, 2020

Four Cakes (from Recent Etchings I) (1979), which we are proud to present in our upcoming 2020 Modern Art & Design Auction, not only depicts Wayne Thiebaud’s most recognizable iconography, but demonstrates his commitment to rigorous experimentation. This work stands as a quintessential model of Thiebaud’s most critical artistic inquiries, both in its content and its form.

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Just In: Ed Ruscha, In Silhouette

April 3, 2020

In the mid-1980s Ruscha shifted away from the text-based work that he is so commonly associated with and began working on a series of paintings and prints that featured silhouetted objects and figures, toying with the visuality of film noir. We are pleased to be presenting three works featuring these subjects — Hourglass (1988), Spattership (1990), and Untitled (1989) — in our next Modern Art & Design Auction.

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LAMA Offices Temporarily Closed

March 20, 2020

To our esteemed clients, In accordance with California’s Safer at Home order, LAMA’s office is temporarily closed. Our staff is working remotely and remains available via email as well as our company phone number: 323-904-1950 — we remain as committed as ever to connecting with you and championing exciting and lasting works of art. At present, we plan […]

Just In: Raimonds Staprans

March 12, 2020

Though California has birthed an incalculable list of monumental artists, some might argue that it has been the Golden State “transplants” who, in choosing to place their fingers on the pulse of the region’s s character, have most keenly materialized its identity. The Latvian-born painter and playwright Raimonds Staprans (b. 1926) is a sterling example of this phenomenon, and we are pleased to offer two of his works, A Study of the Shiny Paint Can (1994) and Clearwater #2 (1994), in our upcoming Spring 2020 Modern Art & Design Auction.

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Just In: A Frank Gehry Chair Comes Full Circle

March 2, 2020

Just in to the LAMA showroom is a very special “Grandpa Beaver” chair designed by the legendary architect Frank Gehry — the very same chair that was among the 132 lots featured in LAMA’s first-ever auction on October 10, 1992.

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Auction Day: Sunday, February 16th

February 13, 2020

FAQs and useful tips for participating in the February 16, 2020 auction.

Peter’s Picks: Peter Alexander

February 13, 2020

Among the many artists who helped define the Light and Space movement, Peter Alexander interpreted his environment through sculpture, painting, drawing, and print. We are honored to present two emblematic works…

Read more about Peter Alexander in advance of our upcoming February 16, 2020 Modern Art & Design Auction…

Peter’s Picks: A Suite Buy

February 11, 2020

Suites or groups of works have a special way of cheating the time/space constraints imposed by the limits of individual art objects. As a collector, suites offer a succinct way to capture an artist’s process or a particular moment in art history…

Read more about these suites of works in advance of the February 16, 2020 Modern Art & Design Auction…

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