Peter’s Picks

Peter’s Auction Pick of the Day: October 4th

October 4, 2011

ALEXIS SMITH Today’s pick is the Alexis Smith Chandlerisms #7 (Lot 162). It’s text and collage and also kind of appropriation art. She is appropriating a phrase from a Chandler novel, illustrating an isolated phrase. There is a whole wall full of them at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, approximately the same size and similar […]

Peter’s Auction Picks, Monday October 3rd: Ellsworth Kelly

October 3, 2011

Today is the first day of Peter’s Auction picks for The Collection of Richard Dorso. For the rest of the week Peter Loughrey, Director of LAMA, will be giving his insight on select lots from the collection of over 400 works of art.  This sale is particularly special because Peter had a chance to speak […]

Peter’s Post-Auction Picks: Top 5 Bargains for the Budget Shopper

July 1, 2011

As a follow-up to Top 5 Unsold Investment Lots, today Peter goes over unsold lots that are all priced under $700. #5 // Lot 428 Modern decorator acrylic desk Great desk or dining table, or both, especially for the small apartment. (Buy it now price: $400) #4 // Lot 407 American Modern lacquered coffee table Everyone […]

Peter’s Post-Auction Picks: Top 5 Unsold Investment Lots

June 29, 2011

The June 26, 2011 Modern Art  & Design auction had a high sell-through rate of 75%, but some may wonder, “what happens to the other 25% that did not sell?”  Well, we sell these unsold lots post-auction, meaning you can beat the competition and purchase these pieces NOW.  These unsold lots are not to be […]

Peter’s Auction Picks of the Day: June 25th

June 25, 2011

Advice for the Young Collector In our final blog before tomorrow’s auction, Peter, Paul, and James weigh in on our picks for affordable objects, items that are terrific during any stage of life, from your first apartment to the dream house later on. James advises young buyers to acquire a bold and functional piece of […]

Peter’s Auction Picks of the Day: June 24th

June 24, 2011

Comic Relief Illustration has been an area of interest to me ever since I handled the sale of the Playboy archive in 2001. It has always seemed like a medium that attracts an artist with special talent. While Picasso and other great 20th century artists were adept at creating an image with impact, the best […]

Peter’s Auction Picks of the Day: June 23rd

June 23, 2011

Let’s Face It In Jerome Simon’s “Design in Time and Light” (Lot 321), the imposing brass base sprouts a lighter-than-air glowing circle that is the translucent face. Featured in the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), this piece resembles a 19th century telescope reconfigured into a modern timepiece. Its intricately automated mirrors split a beam of […]

Peter’s Auction Picks of the Day: June 22nd

June 22, 2011

The 80’s: Breakin’ Again Recently we have been seeing a strong interest in works from the 1980s.  I mean, 1980 was over 30 years ago, so it’s only natural that the vintage market would start seriously considering the works as important artistic statements and not simply funny, retro kitsch. Although to be sure, there are […]