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Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA)

Los Angeles Modern Auctions is pleased to present a triple sliding door room divider by celebrated designer George Nakashima, which will be available in our March 5, 2017 Modern Art & Design Auction. Renowned for his sensitive approach to materials, he took care to honor the original form of the wood and often chose to highlight the natural quirks of the grain in his designs. Possessing a timeless quality, Nakashima’s versatile designs are both beautiful and practical, and continue to be used and enjoyed today by collectors.

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Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA)

Los Angeles Modern Auctions is delighted to announce the sale of a rare lithograph by leading American artist Ed Ruscha, which will be available in our March 5, 2017 Modern Art & Design Auction. Ruscha’s word paintings and prints are among his most significant and recognizable bodies of work. In this lithograph from 1975, the words “There’s No Job Too Small” are printed in the artist’s characteristic style, using all caps, perfect alignment and even spacing.

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Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA)

Los Angeles Modern Auctions is pleased to present an original drop leaf table by renowned designer and woodworker, George Nakashima (1905–1990). This stunning piece will be available in our March 5, 2017 Modern Art & Design Auction. Nakashima was commissioned to make this table for Marjorie Garfield, a local of New Hope, Pennsylvania.

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Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA)

Los Angeles Modern Auctions is pleased to present a painting by Ed Ruscha, one of the most critically acclaimed artists working today, in our March 5, 2017 Modern Art & Design Auction. This acrylic on linen painting was created in 1994 and depicts a rooster’s silhouette, captured in profile, which takes up most of the picture plane. The rooster is a recurring motif in Ruscha’s work and has been featured in his paintings and prints since the 1970s.

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Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA)

Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA) is pleased to announce the auction of a painting by one of the leading figures of post-war American art, Sam Francis (1923–1994). This work will be available in our March 5, 2017 Modern Art & Design Auction.

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Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA)

Los Angeles Modern Auctions is delighted to announce the upcoming sale of an iconic bench by Jenny Holzer, whose text-based work is among the most recognizable in contemporary art today. Dubbed a member of the Pictures Generation, along with peers like Barbara Kruger and Cindy Sherman, Holzer appropriates the language of mass media as a means of questioning the implicit assumptions which circulate in contemporary society. This striking piece will be available in our March 5, 2017 Modern Art & Design Auction.

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Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA)

Los Angeles Modern Auctions is delighted to present two innovative prints by a leading figure of Pop Art and one of the most recognizable artists of the 20th century, Roy Lichtenstein. These works will be available in our March 5, 2017 Modern Art & Design Auction. These vibrant lithographs, ‘Blonde’ and ‘Roads Collar’, come from the Brushstroke Figures Series. They were made as part of Lichtenstein’s first project with Graphicstudio, a workshop at The University of South Florida, Tampa which was renowned for its collaborations with artists like Robert Rauschenberg.

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Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA)

Los Angeles Modern Auctions is pleased to announce a sculptural work by the esteemed Los Angeles artist, Tony Berlant (b.1941), which will be available in our March 5, 2017 Modern Art & Design Auction. Berlant’s experiments with the “house” form date back to 1963, when he was inspired by the assemblages of artists like Robert Rauschenberg, Bruce Conner and Joseph Cornell. ‘Domestic Still Life (Blue)’, made in 1984, critiques the pervasive nature of commodity culture, which penetrates everyday life via mass media.

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