Auction Highlights

Artist Spotlight: Joseph Marioni

February 6, 2019

Artist Spotlight: Joseph Marioni

American artist Joseph Marioni is considered one of the most important figures to come out of the New York Radical Painting group. During the late-1970s the members of this small movement began testing the definition of the painting medium in response to the Minimalist and Conceptualist theoretical assertions of the preceding decade, which had attempted to divorce the fundamental nature of painting from the images it delivered. Read more about this artist in today’s Artist Spotlight.

Artist Spotlight: Maria Helena Vieira da Silva

February 5, 2019

Artist Spotlight: Helena Maria Vieira da Silva

Born the daughter of a Portuguese diplomat and the granddaughter of the founder of the O Século daily newspaper, Maria Helena Vieira da Silva was exposed to a wide array of avant-garde art forms early on in life. Read more about the artist in today’s Artist Spotlight.

Artist Spotlight: Mary Corse

January 30, 2019

Artist Spotlight: Mary Corse

Having been exposed to the works of Josef Albers and Hans Hoffman at a young age, Mary Corse became fascinated with their ability to coax out the viewer’s recognition of their own perception. She recalls tracing their fundamental shapes over and over, marveling at the ways in which her visual interaction with the forms could animate and transform them. Read more about Mary Corse and the three artworks in the February 17, 2019 Modern Art & Design Auction.

Artist Spotlight: Fred Eversley

January 23, 2019

Artist Spotlight: Fred Eversley

After earning his engineering degree from the Carnegie Institute of Technology in Pittsburgh, Fred Eversley had intended to continue his studies at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. In the summer after his graduation, Eversley landed in Mexico trying to raise the cash he needed to survive. Read more about Fred Eversley in today’s Artist Spotlight.

Jewelry by Margaret De Patta

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.

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.

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