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Just In: Weg the Dog

November 30, 2020

Freshly arrived to LAMA, Wegman’s 1993 Pulpit delights in its own absurdity, invoking the physical arrangements of ecclesiastical sermons to the masses. Of course, here the “masses” are two attentive Weimaraners…

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Just In: Poul Kjaerholm PK80 Daybed

November 20, 2020

A design held in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, Poul Kjaerholm’s PK80 Daybed is objet exemplaire of the Danish designer’s uncompromising aesthetic principles. Just arrived to our showroom and slated for the upcoming January 2021 Modern Art & Design Auction, Kjaerholm’s iconic daybed draws from a…

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Just In: Gaetano Pesce’s Radical Resin

November 11, 2020

What’s a vase, after all, if it doesn’t break when it falls? What if it bounces instead? Pliable and vaguely extraterrestrial, Gaetano Pesce’s Fish Design vessels mimic their creator in their resistance to simple categorization. They are at once functional and entirely impossible, simultaneously soft and sturdy, distinctly artful objects produced by industrial means.

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Just In: Mary Corse’s Microspheres

September 24, 2020

After first creating sculptural works of Plexiglas and fluorescent light bulbs, Light and Space artist Mary Corse pivoted to painting in 1968. Her “light paintings” incorporate tiny glass beads — “microspheres” — onto acrylic surfaces, as in this untitled 2001 work just arrived to the LAMA showroom.

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Just In: A Maloof Cradle

September 16, 2020

Legendary for his exquisite design and craftsmanship, Southern California woodworker Sam Maloof completed his first-ever cradle in 1966. A firm believer in the entanglements of life and craft, Maloof made this first “cradle-hutch” to maximize the small space where his family was living. In the mid-1970s, Maloof introduced his free-standing swinging cradle, which proved to be a more popular design than the hutch…

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Just In: Ruth Waddy’s Children

September 9, 2020

Born and raised in the Midwest, Ruth Waddy moved to Los Angeles during World War II, where she would grow into her identity as an artist, activist, and formidable advocate for the African American art community.

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Just In: A Charles Arnoldi Stick Painting

September 2, 2020

Charles Arnoldi has been a visual problem solver for nearly five decades. As a student at the Chouinard Art Institute in the 1960s, he absorbed the notion that painting’s time had passed and subsequently struggled to land on a painting technique that could encapsulate his creative vision. It was a post-wildfire Malibu fruit-foraging expedition that unexpectedly delivered his next material: sticks.

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Just In: Alexander Calder

August 24, 2020

Calder’s gouache works on paper — his preferred two-dimensional medium — lend insight into how the artist came to create the sculptures and mobiles that have become synonymous with his name. During his yearlong stay in Aix-en-Provence in 1953…

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