Items from the Julius Shulman Estate

December 5, 2009

We are extremely honored to represent several items from the Julius Shulman Estate. Including several rare ceramic works by Beatrice Wood and Gertrud & Otto Natzler. Shulman was close friends with both and was neighbors of the Natzler’s for many decades. For today’s pick, I am featuring a welded metal sculpture by Bernard (Tony) Rosenthal.  […]

LA Modern Auctions Preview Day 4: Peter’s Picks

December 4, 2009

Today’s picks: Lot 286, Arne Jacobsen, Dining table and 4 “Ant” chairs, $5,000 – 6,000 What once was commonly available on the resale market, the “Ant” chair and dinging table, are now increasingly becoming harder to come by.  Arne Jacobsen’s 3 legged “Ant” chair, for example could be easily found in any resale shop handling […]

Peter Voulkos Ceramics

December 3, 2009

American artist of Greek decent, Peter Voulkos (1924-2002) is well known for his abstract expressionist styled ceramics sculptures.  Entrapped in the process of clay-making, Voulkos developed works not with the traditional craft foundation of ceramics, but rather in an experimental way that lead him to treat the medium as pure sculpture. The highly-charged era gave […]

LA Modern Auctions Preview Day 3: Peter’s Picks

December 3, 2009

Peter’s picks for today: Detail of Fontana Sculpture Lucio Fontana “Concetto Spaziale”, Lot 297, estimate $15,000 – 20,000 Lucio Fontana is known for pushing the limits of the materials he worked with. As a painter in search of a third dimension, his most iconic works are canvases with piercings, cuts, or slashes, which create a […]

LA Modern Auctions Preview Day 2: Peter’s Picks

December 2, 2009

Peter’s picks for today was the Pablo Picasso “Francoise”, Lot 330 and Jerome Kirk sculpture, Lot 1. This large-scale lithograph from an edition of 50 by Picasso rarely comes on the market. Picasso took a very keen interest in the lithographic process and savored the many different techniques available to a creative artist’s hand. In […]

LA Modern Auctions Preview Day 1: Peter’s Picks

December 1, 2009

The day has come, the LA Modern gallery is now open to the general public for preview. Preview is open through Saturday December 5th, leading up to Auction Day, which is December 6th.   Today there was buzz around the Stan Bitters Ceramic Garden Table and Stool Set, Lot 238, probably because we rarely sell […]

LAMA Setting up for Preview!

November 25, 2009

During the past couple of days Peter and his crew have been hanging fine art all around the gallery, and they have now moved on to setting up the furniture. The front room is almost complete with George Nakashima shelves, a Sam Francis painting, Salvador Dali works, an Andy Warhol Xerox print, and a Jerome […]

LA Modern December 6, 2009 Auction Catalog Available for Online Viewing

November 19, 2009

The Los Angeles Modern Auctions December 6, 2009 Fine Art, Sculpture, and Design Auction Catalog is now available for online viewing at Viewers have the option to browse individual lots, flip through an electronic version of the catalog online, or purchase the hard copy of the catalog. Feedback has been great! We hope you […]