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Just In! ‘Made in California’ by Ed Ruscha

Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA)

LAMA is delighted to present an iconic print by Ed Ruscha, which will be available in our Fall 2017 Modern Art & Design Auction, which is LAMA’s 25th Anniversary Auction. Among Ruscha’s most iconic, and recognizable, bodies of work are his word prints and paintings. ‘Made in California’ (1971) is a particularly exceptional example, epitomizing the artist’s role as a chronicler of West Coast culture.

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Just In: Dramatic Nathan Oliveira Painting

Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA)

LAMA is delighted to announce the inclusion of an outstanding painting by celebrated artist Nathan Oliveira in our Fall 2017 Modern Art & Design Auction – the 25th anniversary auction. Crossing the line between figuration and abstraction, Oliveira’s loosely-painted works often depict lone figures or animals in landscapes. With its central abstract figure and mysterious, cloudy backdrop, ‘Untitled, Standing Figure #1’ (1990) is a classic example of Oliveira’s oeuvre.

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Peter’s Auction Picks of the Day: George Rickey

George Rickey

I’d like to highlight the work of renowned kinetic sculptor George Rickey ahead of our May 21, 2017 Modern Art & Design auction, which will include two major works by the artist: Two Open Rectangles Diagonal Jointed Gyratory II (1997) and Two Open Triangles Leaning Gyratory III (1988). Rickey began making linear steel mobiles during his time in the American Air Force, between 1942-1945, when he was inspired by the principles of physics, as well as forms in nature.

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Paul Jenkins: Sublime Color

Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA)

Paul Jenkins (1923-2012) was one of the foremost American abstract painters of the postwar era. ‘Phenomena Wind at the Foot of the Anvil’ (1975) was painted during a high point in the artist’s career when retrospectives of his work were presented at prominent international institutions such as the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; San Francisco Museum of Art (both 1971); and the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Charleroi (1974). He had many famous patrons including the former First Lady of France, Danielle Mitterrand and fashion designer Pierre Cardin, who commissioned his work for one of his boutiques.

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