Peter’s Auction Picks

Peter’s Auction Pick of the Day: Artists of the Ecole de Paris

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.

Peter’s Auction Pick of the Day: Helen Frankenthaler

November 13, 2018

Peter’s Auction Pick of the Day: Helen Frankenthaler

“A really good picture looks as if it’s happened at once. It’s an immediate image…one really beautiful wrist motion that is synchronised with your head and heart, and you have it, and therefore it looks as if it were born in a minute.” –Helen Frankenthaler

Peter’s Auction Pick of the Day: Armenian Artists

November 12, 2018

For over 60 years Mr. Cafesjian was an avid art collector and amassed an extensive and prestigious body of work. Upon first traveling to Armenia, Mr. Cafesjian became very interested in the artistic legacy of his parents’ home country. In addition to his many other Armenian development initiatives, Mr. Cafesjian sponsored the creation of the Cafesjian Center for the Arts in Yerevan, in 2009.

Peter’s Auction Pick of the Day: Utility, Simplicity, and Integrity

September 27, 2018

Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA)

Peter Loughrey celebrates George Nakashima in today’s his daily Auction Pick. “While many of his contemporaries celebrated the new possibilities of Modernist home design, George Nakashima rejected the style for what saw as an ‘imposed egotism.’ He became a leading voice in the midcentury craft movement, championing the holistic practices of older, richer furniture traditions.”

Peter’s Auction Pick of the Day: GRAV and Its Influences

September 26, 2018

Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA)

Peter Loughrey discusses the Paris based Groupe de Recherche d’Art Visuel (GRAV), founded in 1960 by François Morellet and Julio Le Parc, their history and influences in today’s “Peter’s Picks” blog post for the September 30, 2018 Modern Art & Design auction.

Peter’s Auction Pick of the Day: New York Pop Art

September 25, 2018

Read about the New York Pop art items slated for the September 30, 2018 Modern Art & Design Auction as written by director, Peter Loughrey. “I am very proud to be able to present such an unusually robust collection of New York Pop art. Pieces from Lichtenstein to Basquiat are part of my selection, offering a broad survey from nearly fifty years of the movement.”

Peter’s Auction Pick of the Day: California Hard-Edge Art

September 24, 2018

Peter Loughrey takes over the blog to discuss his favorite items in the September 30, 2018 Modern Art & Design Auction. Read about the California Hard-Edge artists in today’s post.

Artist Spotlight: Sergio Camargo

September 12, 2018

While creating a traditional mold of his hand, Camargo was taken by the range of possibilities that lay on the outside of the plaster cast where his fingers protruded. Though typically discarded, it was the external plaster that offered the “rhythm of contraction and expansion” that he had been searching for. While in Paris in 1961, Camargo began to associate with major figures from the Op art and kinetic art movements. During this period, in 1969, Camargo first discovered the method for his iconic monochromatic relief sculptures, such as Untitled (Relief No. 261) (1969).

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