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Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA) is pleased to announce the auction of two signature pieces of playful plush furniture designed by Fernando and Humberto Campana. These editioned pieces, the Cake Stool and Dolphins and Sharks Chair, will be available in our Fall 2017 Modern Art and Design Auction.

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Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA) is delighted to present a remarkable painting by the celebrated artist Karl Benjamin, which will be available in our Fall 2017 Modern Art & Design Auction. Created in 1957, ‘Seascape’ is a classic example of Benjamin’s style. The composition is defined on three sides by a jagged blue border, which inscribes a series of pink, blue, and olive green triangles. These latter shapes are suggestive of landforms and the white and pale blue background can be read as an expanse of sky above this seascape.

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Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA) is delighted to offer ‘Night Shadows,’ an outstanding early etching created in 1921 by Edward Hopper, for the Fall 2017 Modern Art & Design Auction. In ‘Night Shadows’ a solitary pedestrian scurries along a shadowy, empty city street under close watch from skyscrapers hovering above. We peer down with the skyscrapers and streetlamps, casting our gaze over the lone figure without knowledge of where they are heading or with what purpose, although, like film noir, the etching’s dark tonalities induce a somber mood that suggests a quiet desperation and vague ominousness at hand.

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

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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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