December 6, 2017
Jewelry design, in particular, has proved an area for fruitful collaborations between fashion houses and artists. Collaborations to create wearable art are still quite prominent today, and continue to further merge the fields of art and design in interesting and innovative ways. LAMA is thrilled to offer three exceptional pieces of jewelry in the February 2018 Modern Art & Design Auction: two by Jean Arp, and one by Ronald Mallory.
November 29, 2017
In the February 2018 Modern Art & Design Auction, LAMA is pleased to offer Castle’s ‘Abilene’ chair (2008), a recent work that illustrates the designer’s reverance to function and form working in unison. With its lyrical, undulating lines and over-the-top, biomorphic form, the Abilene chair is an exceptional example of Castle’s signature style. His use of stainless steel for a fluid design shows his mastery of the craft, and demonstrates his lasting impact upon both the fields of design and sculpture.
November 16, 2017
Many of Cornell’s works, such as ‘Untitled (Sandbox)’ from c. 1960, which will be offered in LAMA’s February 2018 Modern Art and Design Auction, were designed with the intention of being experienced by direct handling. This interaction was meant to produce variations on the vignettes that an individual assemblage had the potential to create.
November 10, 2017
In honor of Veterans Day, Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA) has compiled a list of artists who used the Servicemen’s Readjustment Act of 1944, commonly known as the G.I. Bill, to further their artistic education and careers. The bill was signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to allow veterans and servicemen access to continued education, the ability to buy a home, and extended health benefits.
November 8, 2017
Ruscha produced his first Standard Station screenprint in 1966. It was followed in 1969 by variations on the same theme, such as ‘Cheese Mold Standard with Olive’ (1969) which will be offered in our Winter 2018 Modern Art & Design Auction. This work presents a similar scene of an anonymous filling stations rendered in an unlikely palette and presented in dramatic perspective.
November 3, 2017
Art has long been a powerful vehicle for social activism. Its unique capacity to tackle complex issues surrounding subjects such as politics and civil rights in novel ways makes it a potent channel for communicating perspectives that might otherwise not find a salient platform. In works such as his 1969 lithograph, ‘Flag (Moratorium),’ which will be offered in LAMA’s early 2018 auction, Johns takes the flag as his subject and turns it entirely on its head.
October 24, 2017
Amid the rush of auction day even the most spectacular lots can slide through the cracks. The 25th anniversary auction at Los Angeles Modern Auctions Sunday is no exception. Fortunately, these pieces will remain on the market for a short period at a “buy-it-now” price.
October 21, 2017
Here are some helpful tips to prepare you for the October 22, 2017 auction.