Peter’s Auction Picks

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).

Peter’s Auction Pick of the Day: Anything but Minimalist

June 6, 2018

Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA)

Subtle and ethereal, several works in the June 10, 2018 Modern Art & Design auction appear almost minimalist in nature. However, the works by Mary Corse, Larry Bell, and Helen Pashgian each have an underlying complexity that has taken decades to perfect.

Peter’s Auction Pick of the Day: Ruth Asawa

June 5, 2018

Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA), June 10, 2018 Modern Art Design Auction

A native Californian, pioneering artist Ruth Asawa (1926 – 2013) began creating art while detained in Japanese-American internment camps. Born to Japanese immigrants in Norwalk, California, Asawa was no stranger to hard work and the large body of sculptures, public installations, and drawings that she created over the course of her career are testament to her work ethic. LAMA is pleased to offer an Asawa sculpture in the June 10, 2018 Modern Art & Design auction.

Peter’s Auction Pick of the Day: Abstract Expressionism

June 4, 2018

Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA)

Abstract Expressionism was the dominant style of art in America from 1950 to 1965. The June 10, 2018 Modern Art & Design Auction features a number of strong paintings from some legendary figures in the movement.

Peter’s Post-Auction Picks

February 28, 2018

Peter Loughrey, LAMA’s Director of Modern Design & Fine Art, has selected six superb pieces that deserve another look post-auction. These stellar works are likely to disappear from the market after this week, so strike while the iron is hot. No bidding is required. Each of the following pieces are available for acquisition at a fixed price.

Peter’s Auction Pick of the Day: Descendants of Automatism

February 23, 2018

Since André Masson, many visual artists have used automatism as a springboard for generating works. LAMA is delighted to have three important works no doubt inspired by automatic drawing included in our February 25, 2018 Modern Art & Design Auction. Cy Twombly, Hans Hartung, and Christian Rosa.

Peter’s Auction Pick of the Day: Assemblage Art

February 22, 2018

Assemblage art hasn’t lost any steam over the years and Los Angeles Modern Auctions is thrilled to include a group of pieces by four important American artists who produced work in the assemblage idiom: Joseph Cornell, Betye Saar, Chris Ferebee, and Louise Nevelson in the February 25, 2018 Modern Art & Design Auction.

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

February 21, 2018

Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA)

Each auction at Los Angeles Modern Auctions has its knockout pieces, but Pop artworks in particular have a tendency to regularly stand out with their electrifying color palettes and playful imagery sourced from popular culture. Pop art has a way of remaining fresh and of-the-moment regardless of the era that inspired it — a fact that is continually demonstrated in the wake of each auction we host at LAMA.

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