bay area artists

Just In: Wayne Thiebaud’s Four Cakes

April 7, 2020

Four Cakes (from Recent Etchings I) (1979), which we are proud to present in our upcoming 2020 Modern Art & Design Auction, not only depicts Wayne Thiebaud’s most recognizable iconography, but demonstrates his commitment to rigorous experimentation. This work stands as a quintessential model of Thiebaud’s most critical artistic inquiries, both in its content and its form.

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Richard Diebenkorn “Clubs and Spades”

September 27, 2016

Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA)

Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA) is pleased to announce the auction of three iconic prints by celebrated painter Richard Diebenkorn (1922–1993) on October 9, 2016. His influential depictions of landscape became associated with the Bay Area Figurative School. Three aquatint etchings from the Clubs and Spades series are on offer; drawing on the spade as a recurrent motif, these works derive from the artist’s childhood fascination with heraldic symbols. This is a wonderful opportunity to acquire a series of works by this iconic West Coast artist.

Peter’s Auction Pick of the Day: Bruce Conner

February 26, 2015

 Lot 266, Bruce Conner, Slides from light shows with the North American Ibis Alchemical Company (8), c. 1967

Somewhat elusive, Conner defied categorization. Driven by a questing intelligence, he embraced various art forms ranging from film to assemblage, drawing, collage, and photography. He is known best for his complex and affecting experimental films. Conner’s quick-paced, montage laden cinematic works have won a place in both film and art history; his works are found in the collections of the Whitney Museum
 of American Art, New York; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Museum of Modern Art, New York; among other institutions. Conner enthusiasts–who reference his early film, Cosmic Ray (1961), featuring the music of Ray Charles, and later collaborations with alt-rock icons, such as David Byrne and the band Devo–argue that he is the father of the music video.

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