November 14, 2018
Peter’s Auction Pick of the Day: School of Paris
In the late 19th century Paris became the center of the Western art world. As a result, the turn of the century brought an influx of artists from all over the world to the city. Within the cafes, salons, and shared workspaces of Montmartre, these artists traded the influences of their diverse backgrounds and blended the techniques of their respective traditions. Read more about this in today’s Peter’s Auction Pick of the Day.
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 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.
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 1, 2018
Artist Spotlight of the Day: Camille Bombois
As a foremost member of the “Naïve” painting movement, Camille Bombois is celebrated for his spontaneous, joyful style. Read more about Bombois in today’s Artist Spotlight.
November 1, 2018
Artist Spotlight of the Day: Guy Wiggins
Continuing in the landscape tradition of his father, Carleton Wiggins, Guy Wiggins began attracting critical attention early on. At the age of 20, Wiggins became the youngest American artist to be included in the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art’s permanent collection. LAMA is pleased to offer this painting in our auction featuring the Collection of Gerard L. Cafesjian, on November 18, 2018.
September 29, 2018
Read this short blog post for quick tips for participating in the September 30, 2018 Modern Art & Design Auction!
September 20, 2018
John Ferren quickly established himself as leading voice amongst New York Abstract Expressionists. In 1955 he served as president of The Club, an organization comprised of some of the leading Abstract Expressionist artists of the day. Disregarding the restraints of post-war painting’s common stylistic adherence, Ferren’s works remained “eclectic and wide ranging.” LAMA will be offering six works by Ferren in the September 30, 2018 Modern Art and Design Auction including “Source Fiesta” (1949), “Untitled” (1960), and his collection of four drawings which all provide a small sample of the vast diversity in Ferren’s repertoire.