Auction Highlights

Peter’s Auction Pick of the Day: Hyperrealism

November 15, 2018

Peter’s Auction Pick of the Day: Hyperrealism

Like the broader Photorealist movement, hyperrealist figurative sculpture grew out of the Pop instincts of the 1950s and 60s. Just as Warhol and Lichtenstein had done before them, hyperrealists drew attention to the uneventful, everyday encounters of an increasingly commercialized culture. In Sunday’s auction we are excited to present five works by leading hyperrealist sculptors, Duane Hanson, John De Andrea, and Carole Feuerman.

Peter’s Auction Pick of the Day: Helen Frankenthaler

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

Artist Spotlight: Maurice Utrillo

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.

Artist Spotlight: Chuck Close

November 9, 2018

Artist Spotlight: Chuck Close

Chuck Close is perhaps Photorealism’s best known representative, though it be should noted that Close maintains an aversion to the label. While his style has developed over the years, Close is renowned for his massive portraits that feature painstakingly intricate detail. Read more about Chuck Close in today’s Artist Spotlight.

Artist Spotlight: Marc Chagall

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.

Artist Spotlight: Milton Avery

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.

Artist Spotlight: George Grosz

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.

Just In: Jennifer Bartlett

November 1, 2018

Perhaps best known for her monumental work “Rhapsody” (1975-1976), Jennifer Bartlett has explored the foundations of the painting medium for over forty years. As a young artist, Bartlett was impressed by Sol LeWitt’s 1967 essay “Paragraphs on Conceptual Art,” and became fascinated with artistic applications of Chaos Theory. Despite being one of the most commercially successful female artists of the 1970s, Bartlett has long been overlooked. LAMA is pleased to be offering to the public for auction this important work by Bartlett in the November 18, 2018 Auction from the Collection of Gerard L. Cafesjian.

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