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Just in: Enrique Martínez Celaya

Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA)

Los Angeles Modern Auctions is pleased to present two works by acclaimed artist Enrique Martínez Celaya, which will be offered in our May 21, 2017 Modern Art & Design Auction. Celaya’s haunting, deeply resonant work is celebrated for its rigorous intellectual inquiry into universal themes like suffering, belonging, and authenticity. Featuring recurring natural and domestic iconography, such as landscapes, animals, furniture and architectural space, the artist creates evocative, semi-autobiographical scenes.

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Just In: Jean Arp

Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA)

Los Angeles Modern Auctions is pleased to present a sculptural work by the renowned French-German artist Jean Arp, which will be available in the May 21, 2017 Modern Art & Design Auction. Jean Arp was closely connected to some of the most important artists of the twentieth century. Untitled (c. 1960) is an example of the artist’s late sculpture, a small-scale bronze work, over which a golden patina has been applied. Set on a black plinth, it is endowed with a grandeur and formality that belies the revolutionary spirit of the artist’s early work.

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Peter’s Auction Picks of the Day: French Design

Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA)

The popularity of mid-century French design shows no sign of abating. During the 1950s, architects and designers began incorporating postwar innovations in technology and developments in everyday materials into their avant-garde designs. This aesthetic has become increasingly popular among collectors in recent years and so we are delighted to present a number of outstanding examples in the March 5, 2017 Modern Art & Design Auction.

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Chris Burden: Imminent Danger

Los Angeles Modern Auction (LAMA)

These four gelatin silver print photographs: 747, Bed Piece, and Prelude to 220 or 110(4) date from 1971–1973, a notable phase in Burden’s career when he created some of his most seminal work. Bed Piece documents a memorable performance in which the artist lay in a bed in an otherwise empty gallery for 22 days. Initially experienced as a tortuous confinement, Burden came to enjoy the performance after a few days.

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