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Dan Johnson’s Roman Furniture

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Los Angeles Modern Auctions is pleased to offer a table, desk, and chairs by Dan Johnson (1918–1979). This modernist designer looked back to Roman antiquity to find inspiration for his signature furniture pieces. The forms of Johnson’s best-known works–his lithe, graceful Gazelle chairs and tables–were likely suggested by the animals depicted in early CE Roman hunting scene mosaics. The rare Satyr line of tables was inspired by images of the Greco-Roman mythological figure: part-man, part-horse, with a notably long tail, and in many renderings, equine legs and hooves. On offer will be a Gazelle chair and a Satyr dining table.

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De Wain Valentine Curved Waterwall

De Wain Valentine was recently listed as one of Art + Auction’s 50 next most collectible artists. On October 7, 2012, to celebrate LAMA’s 20th anniversary, a large-scale De Wain Valentine sculpture, titled Curved Waterfall (1990), will go up for auction.

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LAMA Sales Reach New High in 2011

Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA) reached $8.5 million in sales for 2011, nearly doubling the previous record of $4.5 million set in 2008. This year LAMA achieved new auction records for works by Reg Butler, Ettore Sottsass, De Wain Valentine, Roland Reiss, Robert Rauschenberg, and Isamu Noguchi.

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Richard Dorso Auction Press Round-Up

Only 9 more days until the auction of the ENTIRE collection of Richard Dorso. Recently, there have been great articles and posts on The Collection of Richard Dorso and “Permanent Light”, David John’s interpretation of Richard Dorso’s lifelong collection.  Some of these articles have interviews with David John and his inspirations and thoughts on the installation. Definitely worth the read! In case you missed it, here …

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LAMA on L.A. at Home

The LA Times blog L.A. at Home is a great resource for what is happening in Los Angeles in terms of  DESIGN, ARCHITECTURE, GARDENS,  and SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LIVING. Check out the most recent post on the Unsold Lots from LAMA’s June 26th Modern Art & Design Auction. Lot 43 Charles & Ray Eames lounge chair and ottoman can be yours for $4,375.

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LAMA on MID-CENTURIA

Check out what MID-CENTURIA  picked from the June 26, 2011 Modern Art & Design Auction! ABOUT MID-CENTURIA Mid-Centuria explores art, design and décor from Bauhaus to Mid-Century Modern and beyond. Covering both fine and applied art forms, which encompasses painting, sculpture, mosaics, pottery, glass, ceramics, textile and furniture. While mainly focused on original period pieces, contemporary items that capture the original genre’s essence are also …

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Dwell Recaps 2011 Modernism Show

Didn’t make it to the 2011 LA Modernism Show this year? That’s ok because Dwell put together a great slideshow that recaps highlights in each booth. Check out the slideshow here.

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Palevsky and Byrnes on Art Market Views

If you don’t read Lindsay Pollock Art Market Views, you most definitely should. Pollock’s Art Market Views provides daily breaking news and analysis for readers seeking an insider’s perspective on the art industry. Check out the post on the Palevsky and Byrnes collections on Art Market Views.

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