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

September 25, 2018

Read about the New York Pop art items slated for the September 30, 2018 Modern Art & Design Auction as written by director, Peter Loughrey. “I am very proud to be able to present such an unusually robust collection of New York Pop art. Pieces from Lichtenstein to Basquiat are part of my selection, offering a broad survey from nearly fifty years of the movement.”

Artist Spotlight: William S. Burroughs

May 24, 2018

Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA)

Primarily known for his sensational novels and loose, albeit reluctant association with the Beat Generation, American writer William S. Burroughs was also an accomplished visual artist who produced a large body of innovative work over the course of his long career. In his capacity as an artist, Burroughs collaborated on a number of important projects with artists of a diverse range of styles, including Keith Haring, George Condo, and Robert Rauschenberg. Burroughs’ devil-may-care paintings, spoken-word performances, and multi-media collaborations have been just as wildly influential as his equally audacious writings, and continue to impact a wide range of artists working in different media to this day.

In Memoriam: Richard Hambleton (1952-2017)

November 8, 2017

Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA)

Artist Richard Hambleton passed away on October 29, 2017 at the age of 65. Born on June 23, 1952 in Vancouver, Canada, Richard Art Hambleton graduated from the Emily Carr University of Art & Design in Vancouver. After receiving his degree, Hambleton stayed in Vancouver to open the Pumps Center for Alternative Art before moving to New York City in 1980. LAMA was fortunate enough to offer two paintings from 2005 in our auction, and look forward to sharing his hauntingly creative artworks to our collectors even after his untimely passing.

Keith Haring: Bold Forms

February 15, 2017

Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA)

The exuberant work of artist Keith Haring (1958–1990) crosses the boundaries between street and fine art. Haring first began his career as a graffiti artist in the 1980s, making his signature drawings in white chalk throughout the streets and subways of New York City. Employing a cartoonish vocabulary of hearts, flying saucers, babies, and Mickey Mouse heads, Haring’s themes included drug addiction, the fear of nuclear annihilation, and social justice. With its dynamic, bold forms and energetic execution, this body of work soon brought him to the attention of the art world, alongside peers such as Jean-Michel Basquiat.

LA Modern Website Update: Featured Artists Page

November 5, 2009

The LA Modern website now has a Featured Artists tab which showcases the historical backgrounds of artists and designers and snapshots of their works that contribute to the importance of 20th Century modernism. Artists include: Claire Falkenstein, George Nakashima, Otto and Gertrud Natzler, Peter Voulkos, Hans Wegner, and many more. Also, in the coming days, […]

LA Modern December Auction Catalog is off to the printers!

November 2, 2009

It’s official, LA Modern is offering 469 lots of important modern furniture, sculpture, paintings, prints, and design in the upcoming December 6th Auction. The catalog is now in the hands of the printers, and we are anxiously waiting its completion. We have already started taking orders, so put your order in now! The catalog is […]

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