Claire Falkenstein is one of the most important and intriguing figures in post-war American art. Drawing on influences as diverse as Einsteinian physics and the French avant-garde, Falkenstein developed an artistic vocabulary all her own. She began her Point as a Set sculptural series in Los Angeles in the early 1960s, marking the beginning of her mature artistic career. On February 21, 2016, LAMA will be offering two significant works from this series dating from the 1970s.
Simultaneously a work of fine art and a stunning design object, an example of the sculptor Alberto Giacometti’s Lampadaire à tête de femme—listed as item no. 3499 in the Alberto Giacometti Database—will be a featured lot in the Los Angeles Modern Auctions February 21, 2016 Modern Art & Design Auction featuring Frank Lloyd Wright’s George D. Sturges Residence and property from the Estate of Jack Larson to benefit The Bridges/Larson Foundation.
The second week of November is an insatiable spectacle that the art world waits for all year. As major auction houses go head-to-head and notable collectors battle for top-tier works, we ask ourselves, “There’s no way prices can go higher, can they?”—well, last week, they did just that. Christie’s and Sotheby’s both saw record-breaking prices and high sell through rates. In an analysis of these impressive results, Peter Loughrey, Director of Modern Art & Design at LAMA, shares his valuable advice on what to sell now, his perspective on the current state of the market, and thoughts on French modern art, Ed Ruscha and the “Cool School” California Artists, and Andy Warhol.
In 1981, Architectural Digest ran a cover story illustrating interior designer Paul Leonard’s Connecticut home. On the cover, nestled in the corner of the living room, sits the Alberto Giacometti bronze lamp atop a wooden table. In Leonard’s master bedroom rests Diego Giacametti’s Pedestal Table with Harpies, a curious addition to his rustic home. For over 40 years, Paul Leonard […]
In the most recent LA Modern December 6, 2009 Fine Art and Design Auction, one of the Alberto Giacometti pen and ink drawings, Lot 258 “L’Erotisme” realized $4,287.50. The other Giacometti drawing, Lot 257 “Untitled (Study of a Head)”, is still available for purchase. Currently the drawing is available for $15,925.00. See my previous posting […]
We have just acquired two small pen and ink drawings by Alberto Giacometti, each of a man’s head executed in the artist’s classic brooding style. After looking at the pen drawings, the expressive nature and unique style of the sketches intrigued me. I conducted some research and found that Alberto meticulously devoted himself to the […]