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Los Angeles Modern Auctions is pleased to present two works by acclaimed artist Enrique Martínez Celaya, which will be offered in our May 21, 2017 Modern Art & Design Auction. Celaya’s haunting, deeply resonant work is celebrated for its rigorous intellectual inquiry into universal themes like suffering, belonging, and authenticity. Featuring recurring natural and domestic iconography, such as landscapes, animals, furniture and architectural space, the artist creates evocative, semi-autobiographical scenes.

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Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA)

Los Angeles Modern Auctions is pleased to present a sculptural work by the renowned French-German artist Jean Arp, which will be available in the May 21, 2017 Modern Art & Design Auction. Jean Arp was closely connected to some of the most important artists of the twentieth century. Untitled (c. 1960) is an example of the artist’s late sculpture, a small-scale bronze work, over which a golden patina has been applied. Set on a black plinth, it is endowed with a grandeur and formality that belies the revolutionary spirit of the artist’s early work.

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Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA)

Sometimes, during the fast-paced excitement of our auctions, a handful of outstanding pieces get unjustly overlooked. Here I would like to highlight four such works – created by some of this country’s leading artists and designers – before they get snapped up. These lots are now for sale at a set price, so no bidding is required.

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Los Angeles Modern Auctions

Here are some helpful tips to prepare you for the March 5, 2017 auction!

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Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA)

The popularity of mid-century French design shows no sign of abating. During the 1950s, architects and designers began incorporating postwar innovations in technology and developments in everyday materials into their avant-garde designs. This aesthetic has become increasingly popular among collectors in recent years and so we are delighted to present a number of outstanding examples in the March 5, 2017 Modern Art & Design Auction.

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Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA)

A key component of our March sale is a group of works by Vasa, Peter Alexander, Helen Pashgian, and De Wain Valentine, who were among among the most important figures from the California ‘Light and Space’ movement. The work of these artists was recognized globally in 2012 after the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time initiative, which revealed the wealth and diversity of the region’s art scene.

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Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA)

Los Angeles Modern Auctions is delighted to host a special benefit auction for the Palm Springs Art Museum. Established in 1938, Palm Springs Art Museum is the largest cultural institution in the Coachella Valley and includes three locations in Palm Springs and Palm Desert. The museum’s collections, exhibitions, and programs connect people to the art and culture of our community and time.

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Los Angeles Modern Auction (LAMA)

These four gelatin silver print photographs: 747, Bed Piece, and Prelude to 220 or 110(4) date from 1971–1973, a notable phase in Burden’s career when he created some of his most seminal work. Bed Piece documents a memorable performance in which the artist lay in a bed in an otherwise empty gallery for 22 days. Initially experienced as a tortuous confinement, Burden came to enjoy the performance after a few days.

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