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An Exclusive Interview with June Harwood

February 10, 2014

Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA)

The upcoming February 23, 2014 Modern Art & Design Auction features an early work from California Hard Edge painter June Harwood. Last week, we sat down with the Los Angeles artist to discuss her beginnings in the Hard Edge Movement as well as Blue Orange (from Loop Series) (1966), an acrylic on canvas from her first major museum exhibition at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art in 1967.

Interview with L.A. Artist, Llyn Foulkes

September 28, 2013

Los Angeles artist and musician Llyn Foulkes (b. 1934) creates paintings, installations, and tableaux of biting social commentary, often utilizing a concoction of pop icons, American landscapes, and violent imagery. In exactly two weeks, the October 13, 2013 Modern Art & Design Auction will include three impressive paintings by Foulkes. Read an exclusive interview with Foulkes to learn more about these works from the artist himself.

George Washington Maher: Rare Stained Glass Lamp

September 18, 2013

 Hanging Lamp (1907), George Washington Maher

In the upcoming October 13, 2013 Modern Art & Design Auction, LAMA is offering a rare custom lamp from George Washington Maher, the Prairie Style architect and founder of the Chicago Arts and Crafts Society. His commissions include commercial and institutional buildings, as well as numerous homes throughout the Chicago area. In these residences, Maher utilized his motif-rhythm theory to integrate a single flower or geometric shape throughout the interior. This stained glass lamp from the John Rath residence (1907) features a poppy native to the region, the unifying motif found throughout this Chicago home.

International Bidding Drives California Works to New Highs

May 21, 2013


The May 19, 2013 auction broke world records for a work by Vija Celmins, the highest price achieved at auction for a work on canvas by the artist, and a work by Joe Goode, which set a new world auction record for any work by the artist.

LAMA achieved a new company record for total sales, realizing $3.46 million and selling 120% of the 469 lots by value. Sunday’s auction firmly establishes LAMA’s position as an international marketplace for Modern Art & Design.

“Living in a Modern Way” Opens Tomorrow in Tokyo

March 19, 2013

LACMA’s “California Design, 1930–1965: ‘Living in a Modern Way,’” curated by Wendy Kaplan and Bobbye Tigerman, opens tomorrow in Japan at The National Art Center, Tokyo. Click the link for a sneak peek of the show before it opens!

Getting Ready for LAMA’s 20th Anniversary Auction [PART TWO]

December 15, 2012

Time to get ready for tomorrow’s auction. Continue reading for helpful auction tips.

20 Years Later, the LAMA Market Is Stronger Than Ever

October 9, 2012

LAMA is pleased to announce our 20th Anniversary Modern Art & Design Auction, held on October 7, 2012, realized nearly $2.9 million to become one of our highest grossing sales ever. Over 300 lots sold at or above their pre-sale estimates, showing a strong demand for expertly chosen modern and contemporary works. Selling 87% of the 530 lots by value, Sunday’s auction firmly establishes LAMA as the market leader for Modern Art & Design on the West Coast.

Interview with De Wain Valentine

September 25, 2012

On October 7, 2012 LAMA will offer two De Wain Valentine works – one being a large scale fountain. Continue reading for an exclusive LAMA interview with the artist and his insights on these two specific works.

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