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Peter’s Picks: Online Only Lots (Session One)

February 10, 2020

Here at LAMA we are constantly looking for new ways to engage our ever-growing audience. This past October we were thrilled to introduce our first-ever Online Only Auction…

Read more about Online Only highlights in advance of the February 16, 2020 Modern Art & Design Auction.

Artist Spotlight: Jan de Swart

February 9, 2020

Jan de Swart was known within artistic circles as a technical virtuoso and a creative hero. De Swart rose to prominence through his visibility in Arts & Architecture and his close relationship with the magazine’s publisher and editor, John Entenza…

Read more about Jan de Swart in advance of the February 16, 2020 Modern Art & Design Auction.

Helpful Tips: Online Only Auction

February 8, 2020

FAQs and tips for bidding in LAMA’s Online Only Auction.

Artist Spotlight: Raymond Pettibon

February 8, 2020


In 1992, the Museum of Contemporary Art presented “Helter Skelter: L.A. Art in the 1990s,” Paul Schimmel’s first exhibition as chief curator at the museum. Seeking to deliver an “updated” vision of Los Angeles, the exhibition divorced modern Angeleno art from the environmental factors that had animated the Light and Space movement…

Read more about Raymond Pettibon in advance of the February 16, 2020 Modern Art & Design Auction.

Artist Spotlight: Edmund Teske

February 7, 2020

Born in Chicago near the turn of the previous century, Edmund Teske first got his hands on a camera as a young boy. Initially studying music, one of Teske’s teachers granted him access to a darkroom and the budding artist developed his earliest prints.

Read more about Edmund Teske in advance of the February 16, 2020 Modern Art & Design Auction.

Artist Spotlight: Betye Saar

February 6, 2020

A California native and key figure in the Black Arts Movement, Betye Saar weaves layers of memory and resistance into her prints, collages, and assemblages.

Read more about Betye Saar in advance of the February 16, 2020 Modern Art & Design Auction.

Artist Spotlight: Keith Haring

February 5, 2020

Described by the work’s consigner, Daniel Durning, as demonstrating a “freer… more pure Keith,” Untitled (1982) is a unique copy of Keith Haring’s (1958–1990) first art zine.

Read more about Keith Karing in today’s Auction Spotlight for the February 16, 2020 Modern Art Auction.

Artist Spotlight: Hilda D. Levy

February 4, 2020

Over the course of her twenty year-long career, Hilda D. Levy (1908–2001) cultivated a complex vernacular in which textured linear arrangements gave rise to a “spectacle” of “unrest.”

Read more about Hilda D. Levy in today’s Auction Spotlight for the February 16, 2020 Modern Art Auction.

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