January 11, 2019
After training as a sculptor and painter at the California School of Fine Arts, California native Margaret De Patta, began studying at the New York Arts Students League. It was in New York that the young artist was first immersed in the brand of Modernism that sprung from the influx of European émigré artists in the 1920s New York art scene. It wasn’t until 1929 however, after having returned to San Francisco, that De Patta took to the jewelry medium that would inevitably distinguish her career.
LAMA is pleased to offer 15 lots by artist Margaret De Patta in the February 17, 2019 auction.
December 10, 2018
Just In: Andy Warhol’s Endangered Species Series
Known for its provocative and socially conscious collaborations, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts partnered with Andy Warhol in 1983 for the creation of the Endangered Species series, a collection of ten 38” x 38” screenprints featuring animals that were at risk of extinction due to human activity around the globe. Read more to learn about these prints to be offered in the February 17, 2019 auction.
November 17, 2018
Getting Ready for Auction Day!
Get some quick-tips for bidding in the auction on Sunday, November 18th.
November 13, 2018
Peter’s Auction Pick of the Day: Helen Frankenthaler
“A really good picture looks as if it’s happened at once. It’s an immediate image…one really beautiful wrist motion that is synchronised with your head and heart, and you have it, and therefore it looks as if it were born in a minute.” –Helen Frankenthaler
November 11, 2018
Artist Spotlight: Maurice Utrillo
Maurice Utrillo made a splash in the Parisian art world at the tender age of 22. With the support of his mother, who was herself a painter and a frequent model for Renoir and Lautrec, Utrillo’s artistic identity sprung from the bohemian fodder of the Montmartre art scene at the turn of the twentieth century. Read more about Utrillo in today’s Artist Spotlight.
November 8, 2018
Artist Spotlight: Marc Chagall
Marc Chagall is one of the few artists to have been consistently lauded by his peers. Even Picasso, Chagall’s rival, routinely praised his marvelous treatment of light and dubbed the painter a master colorist. While Chagall was quick to “absorb” the various trends of modernism throughout the twentieth century, he never yielded to pressures to conform. Read more about Chagall in today’s Artist Spotlight.
November 7, 2018
Artist Spotlight of the Day: Milton Avery
Milton Avery began his study of abstract form at a time when such a style was certainly not popular in the United States. Deemed the “American Matisse,” Avery was highly influenced by the expressiveness of French Fauvism, whose members used color to express emotion rather than accurately represent their subject, though Avery’s color palette tended more towards the subtle pastels favored by the Impressionists than the bold colors of the Fauvists. Read more about Avery in today’s Artist Spotlight.
November 3, 2018
Artist Spotlight of the Day: George Grosz in America
While Grosz’s legacy in the United States has been largely overlooked, his influence has recently been linked to prominent social realists as well as early episodes of Abstract Expressionism. Read more about George Grosz in today’s Artist Spotlight.