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Alma Thomas: Rhapsodies in Light and Color

February 16, 2014

Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA)

The February 23, 2014 Modern Art & Design Auction features one of the most important African-American female artists of the later half of the 20th century. Alma Thomas channeled her vision of the natural world through minimal compositions rendered in harmonious scales of color. The prismatic effect of light served as inspiration for many of her works, including a selection of five gouaches on paper from the 1970s.

T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Sans Epoque Tables

November 29, 2011

Responsible for designing over 200 pieces of furniture in Hilda Boldt Weber’s Bel Air mansion Casa Encantada, British designer and writer T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings (1905-1976) brought a fresh interpretation to neo-classical furniture design to the mid-20th century. While studying in London, Robsjohn-Gibbings gained experience as a draftsman and then continued his formal education at the University of Liverpool, London University, and the […]

Robert Graham Elisa

November 26, 2011

In the history of Western art, the subject of the human body is enduring. Throughout the latter half of the 20th century, California sculptor Robert Graham (1938-2008, born Mexico City, Mexico) contributed to the tradition of the nude with an approach that melds realism with expressive force. Some of his most notable sculptures include large-scale […]

Tom Sachs Hello Kitty

November 14, 2011

John Chamberlain Sculpture from 1962

November 9, 2011

For over fifty years, John Chamberlain (b. 1927) has been constructing welded metal sculptures using crumpled and distorted automobile parts. In a recent New York Times interview, Chamberlain wished his claim to fame was having a drink with Billie Holiday, though it is his innovative, “articulate wadding” that has earned him international acclaim. After studying sculpture at the Art Institute […]

More Auction News from LAMA

October 12, 2011

Los Angeles Modern Auctions’ (LAMA) single-owner auction of The Collection of Richard Dorso held on October 9, 2011 was one of the strongest sales in LAMA’s history and marks the highest results for Fine Art for the company. In a press release from October 10, 2011, LAMA mentioned a Craig Kauffman oil painting on Masonite […]

Paul Wonner – Bay Area Figurative Artist

September 23, 2011

In the 1950s and 60s, Paul Wonner (1920-2008), a participant in the Bay Area Figurative movement, produced colorful, ethereal paintings. After completing military service in Texas and working in New York, he found his home in California as he earned his master’s degree at UC Berkeley. It is here that he gained recognition for his […]

The Collection of Richard Dorso – Lots Online

September 22, 2011

418 lots of paintings, prints, sculpture, and objects from The Collection of Richard Dorso are available for viewing online.  The entire collection will be sold with NO RESERVE on October 9, 2011. Preview + Exhibit Collecting in Los Angeles 1945 – 1980 is NOW OPEN. Come by the LAMA Showroom: 16145 Hart St. Van Nuys, […]