Peter’s Picks

Peter’s Auction Picks of the Day: October 15th

October 16, 2010

Ode to a Sunny Day After examining a few works for condition report requests today, I noticed that there are four works of art in the auction which left me longing for a relaxing day at the beach. Alas, I have been cooped up in a nondescript warehouse in The Valley for days in preparation […]

Peter’s Auction Pick of the Day: October 14th

October 15, 2010

Numbers and Letters Today there seemed to be a lot of previewers asking about three artists in particular.  Jasper Johns, Ed Ruscha, and Robert Indiana.  All of which are represented in this auction with superb icons of text-based art. Ed Ruscha’s Vowel #58 U (Lot 61) seems to keep coming up on everyone’s list of […]

Peter’s Picks Extra! Parents Edition

October 15, 2010

I had a moment to walk around with my mother and father, as well as Shannon’s parents.  We asked them each to comment on an item in the auction. Here is what they had to say: Lot 293:  Dale Chihuly glass Nancy says:  “I like the shape and color; very crisp colors with a smooth […]

Peter’s Auction Pick of the Day: October 13th

October 14, 2010

Josef & Anni Albers Many people are aware of the Albers as husband and wife, teachers, and artists.  Josef’s most iconic works are his “homage to the square” images, which seem to have heralded the popular style of Hard Edge painting, which arrived decades later.  Anni, who is most known for her textiles, was also […]

Peter’s Auction Picks of the Day: October 12th

October 12, 2010

  Eames vs. Borsani My two picks today are the Eames Sofa Compact (Lot 376) and the Borsani Lounge Chair (Lot 354).                             We happened to place these pieces near each other in the preview and I was struck with how well […]

Peter’s Auction Picks of the Day: October 11th

October 11, 2010

Picasso and Los Angeles? My pick for today is a selection of Picasso graphics, which all have a unique connection to Los Angeles. Lot 340:  “Model Kneeling by a Window Viewing a Sculpture of Nude Figures and a Rearing Horse”, Lot 341: “Two Catalan Men”, and Lot 339 “Fleurs (for UCLA)”. I have known about […]

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

May 22, 2010

Peter gets wild and takes a look at the playful side of modernism! After a serious few weeks of planning and hosting the preview, I had a moment to walk around with a future client of LAMA.  I say future, as this client is only 12. As kids often do, she was quick to point […]

Peter’s Auction Picks of the Day: May 21st

May 21, 2010

As our interest in Fine Art broadens, it is necessary for us to include a wider variety of images.  In our previous auctions I have included brightly colored mostly abstract or geometric works.  But there is a dark brooding side to modernism that deals with conflict or impending conflict.  Also, modern and contemporary artists have […]