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Artist Spotlight: Marc Chagall

November 8, 2018

Artist Spotlight: Marc Chagall

Marc Chagall is one of the few artists to have been consistently lauded by his peers. Even Picasso, Chagall’s rival, routinely praised his marvelous treatment of light and dubbed the painter a master colorist. While Chagall was quick to “absorb” the various trends of modernism throughout the twentieth century, he never yielded to pressures to conform. Read more about Chagall in today’s Artist Spotlight.

Artist Spotlight: Milton Avery

November 7, 2018

Artist Spotlight of the Day: Milton Avery

Milton Avery began his study of abstract form at a time when such a style was certainly not popular in the United States. Deemed the “American Matisse,” Avery was highly influenced by the expressiveness of French Fauvism, whose members used color to express emotion rather than accurately represent their subject, though Avery’s color palette tended more towards the subtle pastels favored by the Impressionists than the bold colors of the Fauvists. Read more about Avery in today’s Artist Spotlight.

Artist Spotlight: George Grosz

November 3, 2018

Artist Spotlight of the Day: George Grosz in America

While Grosz’s legacy in the United States has been largely overlooked, his influence has recently been linked to prominent social realists as well as early episodes of Abstract Expressionism. Read more about George Grosz in today’s Artist Spotlight.

Just In: Jennifer Bartlett

November 1, 2018

Perhaps best known for her monumental work “Rhapsody” (1975-1976), Jennifer Bartlett has explored the foundations of the painting medium for over forty years. As a young artist, Bartlett was impressed by Sol LeWitt’s 1967 essay “Paragraphs on Conceptual Art,” and became fascinated with artistic applications of Chaos Theory. Despite being one of the most commercially successful female artists of the 1970s, Bartlett has long been overlooked. LAMA is pleased to be offering to the public for auction this important work by Bartlett in the November 18, 2018 Auction from the Collection of Gerard L. Cafesjian.

Artist Spotlight: Camille Bombois

November 1, 2018

Artist Spotlight of the Day: Camille Bombois

As a foremost member of the “Naïve” painting movement, Camille Bombois is celebrated for his spontaneous, joyful style. Read more about Bombois in today’s Artist Spotlight.

Artist Spotlight: Guy Wiggins

November 1, 2018

Artist Spotlight of the Day: Guy Wiggins

Continuing in the landscape tradition of his father, Carleton Wiggins, Guy Wiggins began attracting critical attention early on. At the age of 20, Wiggins became the youngest American artist to be included in the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art’s permanent collection. LAMA is pleased to offer this painting in our auction featuring the Collection of Gerard L. Cafesjian, on November 18, 2018.

Just In: Jennifer Bartlett

October 25, 2018

Perhaps best known for her monumental work “Rhapsody” (1975-1976), Jennifer Bartlett has explored the foundations of the painting medium for over forty years. As a young artist, Bartlett was impressed by Sol LeWitt’s 1967 essay “Paragraphs on Conceptual Art,” and became fascinated with artistic applications of Chaos Theory. Despite being one of the most commercially successful female artists of the 1970s, Bartlett has long been overlooked. LAMA is pleased to be offering to the public for auction this important work by Bartlett in the November 18, 2018 Auction from the Collection of Gerard L. Cafesjian.

Just In: Josef Albers

October 22, 2018

Josef Albers became fascinated with the architectural silhouettes of the Mesoamerican flat-top pyramids that he observed during his numerous trips to Mexico. This experience is said to have had a lasting impression on Albers’ iconic works, and especially his Homage to the Square series, whose recurring square within a square composition could be seen as a distillation of the shape of the stepped pyramid when viewed from above. LAMA is pleased to be offering this painting in the November 18, 2018 Auction of the Collection of Gerard L. Cafesjian.

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