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Perfect Balance: Carole Feuerman

September 14, 2018

Read an exclusive of Sheila Gibson Stoodley’s article in advance of its publication on The Hot Bid: “Perfect Balance: Los Angeles Modern Auctions Could Sell Carole Feuerman’s Hyperrealistic Sculpture “Bibi on the Ball” for $80,000.”

Artist Spotlight: Lisa Yuskavage

September 10, 2018

From the time she was young girl, Lisa Yuskavage understood paintings as portals. “The work carries markers of the artist’s inner life,” she says, “art is a seance.” Yuskavage maintains a highly sophisticated notion of the art experience and imbues her practice with great philosophical depth, something Jarret Earnest refers to as her sincere “belief in art.”

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July 9, 2018

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Getting Ready for the June 10, 2018 Auction!

June 9, 2018

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Check out these helpful tips to prepare you for the June 10, 2018 auction!!

Dave Muller

June 7, 2018

Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA), June 10, 2018 Modern Art & Design Auction

One of the key Los Angeles artists to emerge in the 1990s, Dave Muller established his reputation by independently and anonymously posting hand-painted watercolors publicizing local gallery exhibitions of artists he admired. The designs for these commemorative works were both tributes and sly commentaries, often adding art historical contexts and elaborations to the art being espoused.

Barry Flanagan

May 31, 2018

Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA), June 10, 2018 Modern Art & Design Auction

Barry Flanagan (1941–2009), while equally well-versed in draughtsmanship, printmaking, and photography, is primarily known today for his work as a sculptor, most notably his bronze hare sculptures of the early eighties. After studying architecture at Birmingham College of Art and Crafts, with various interludes at different colleges, he eventually found himself in London studying sculpture at the Saint Martin’s School of Art.

Roberto Crippa

May 29, 2018

Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA), June 10, 2018 Modern Art Design Auction

Aligned with the generation of artists who followed closely behind or alongside the Cubist, the Futurist, and the Abstract Expressionist movements, Milan-born painter and sculptor, Roberto Crippa (1921-1972), lived during a time of transition and experimentation. While his early work tended towards geometric abstraction, Crippa soon joined a new movement, Spazialismo (or “Spatialism”) alongside fellow artists including Lucio Fontana, Cesare Peverelli, Gianni Dova, and Enrico Donati.

William S. Burroughs

May 24, 2018

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Primarily known for his sensational novels and loose, albeit reluctant association with the Beat Generation, American writer William S. Burroughs was also an accomplished visual artist who produced a large body of innovative work over the course of his long career. In his capacity as an artist, Burroughs collaborated on a number of important projects with artists of a diverse range of styles, including Keith Haring, George Condo, and Robert Rauschenberg. Burroughs’ devil-may-care paintings, spoken-word performances, and multi-media collaborations have been just as wildly influential as his equally audacious writings, and continue to impact a wide range of artists working in different media to this day.