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Just In: Wayne Thiebaud’s Four Cakes

April 7, 2020

Four Cakes (from Recent Etchings I) (1979), which we are proud to present in our upcoming 2020 Modern Art & Design Auction, not only depicts Wayne Thiebaud’s most recognizable iconography, but demonstrates his commitment to rigorous experimentation. This work stands as a quintessential model of Thiebaud’s most critical artistic inquiries, both in its content and its form.

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Just In: Ed Ruscha, In Silhouette

April 3, 2020

In the mid-1980s Ruscha shifted away from the text-based work that he is so commonly associated with and began working on a series of paintings and prints that featured silhouetted objects and figures, toying with the visuality of film noir. We are pleased to be presenting three works featuring these subjects — Hourglass (1988), Spattership (1990), and Untitled (1989) — in our next Modern Art & Design Auction.

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Just In: Raimonds Staprans

March 12, 2020

Though California has birthed an incalculable list of monumental artists, some might argue that it has been the Golden State “transplants” who, in choosing to place their fingers on the pulse of the region’s s character, have most keenly materialized its identity. The Latvian-born painter and playwright Raimonds Staprans (b. 1926) is a sterling example of this phenomenon, and we are pleased to offer two of his works, A Study of the Shiny Paint Can (1994) and Clearwater #2 (1994), in our upcoming Spring 2020 Modern Art & Design Auction.

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Just In: A Frank Gehry Chair Comes Full Circle

March 2, 2020

Just in to the LAMA showroom is a very special “Grandpa Beaver” chair designed by the legendary architect Frank Gehry — the very same chair that was among the 132 lots featured in LAMA’s first-ever auction on October 10, 1992.

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Just In: Larry Bell

December 20, 2019

With early aspirations of working as a Disney animator, a young Larry Bell first pursued abstract oil painting at the Chouinard Art Institute. His work was largely informed by Abstract Expressionism until he began taking classes from artists such as Robert Irwin, who revealed to him an artistic process free from utilitarian constraints.

Just In: Sturtevant

September 24, 2019

Just In: Sturtevant ‘Study for Warhol’s Marilyn’

While often misunderstood during her lifetime, Elaine Sturtevant has become the subject of great critical affection over the past decade.

Read more about this Sturtevant “Just In” in advance of the October 20, 2019 Modern Art and Design Auction.

Just In: Judy Chicago Sculpture

August 23, 2019

Just In: Judy Chicago, Dark Red, Blue, Green Domes (Small)

Cited as one the most important figures in the genesis of feminist art, Judy Chicago has built a complex body of work that examines the gendering of both artistic and physical spaces.

Read more about Judy Chicago in today’s “Just In” for the October 20, 2019 Modern Art and Design Auction

Just In: Richard Hambleton

August 8, 2019

Just In: Richard Hambleton, Untitled (Shadowman)

Though often neglected in popular memory, American-Canadian artist Richard Hambleton helped spur the New York street art movement.

Read more about Richard Hambleton and “Shadowman” in advance of the October 20, 2019 Modern Art & Design Auction

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