Sheila Hicks: The Enigma

April 19, 2016

Sheila Hicks, Untitled (1975) May 22, 2016

The art of Sheila Hicks defies simple categorization. Hicks began making monumental wall hangings for installation in public spaces in the 1960s. They have been commissioned for buildings by such architectural giants of the past fifty years as Eero Saarinen, Ricardo Legorreta, and Kevin Roche. Rarely do they become available to the private collector. LAMA’s May 22, 2016 Modern Art & Design Auction will feature a 1975 architectural commission composed of cotton and applied wrapped cordage: a stunning example of Hicks’s genius.

The Life, Love and Art of Two Hollywood Connoisseurs

February 3, 2016

Jack Larson and James Bridges

The actor and playwright Jack Larson and film director and writer James Bridges were gentlemen of the old school–talented, creative, cultured, thoughtful, generous, and supportive of each other and of their friends. They found each other and made a life together in a different Hollywood era. Together they supported budding artists in the Los Angeles art scene from the early 1960s through the 1980s. On February 21, 2016, LAMA will offer a selection of fine art and design from their personal collection, in addition to the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Sturges Residence (1939), all of which will be sold to benefit the Bridges/Larson Foundation.

Save the Neutra Kronish House!

July 28, 2011

The last remaining Neutra house in Beverly Hills could face demolition. The 1954 Richard Neutra-designed Kronish House is currently available on the market for $14 million, but according to the L.A. Conservancy the current “owner seeks to raze it even though there are no plans for a replacement project on the site.” The Conservancy has asked […]

Architectural Element from the Oviatt Building, Downtown Los Angeles

May 10, 2010

Historian Marc Chevalier, who researched, wrote and produced a feature-length documentary on the history of the Oviatt Building (and is writing a biography of James Oviatt), gave us some great insights on the glass panel LAMA is offering from the downtown Los Angeles Oviatt Building. This sand-etched glass panel coming up for auction in the […]