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Just In: Leo Castelli 90th Birthday Portfolio

July 31, 2019

Just In: Leo Casteill 90th Birthday Portfolio

Considered one of the most influential figures in twentieth century art history, Leo Castelli is credited with bringing American minimalism and Pop art to Europe and convincing a wider audience of the movements’ value and significance.

Read more about this portfolio in advance of our October 20, 2019 Modern Art & Design auction

Peter’s Auction Pick of the Day: Exploring the Artist’s Hand

May 14, 2013

Peter’s Auction Pick of the Day: Exploring the Artist’s Hand

“The artist’s hand…” You may have heard art historians use that term to convey how a master leaves very specific and telltale signs of his or her authorship with every muse-kissed scratch, scrawl, and dab. An expert can spot an unsigned Picasso as genuine merely by identifying Picasso’s one-of-a-kind handling of every medium he ever tackled.

Sunday’s fast approaching auction boasts an intriguing group of works that take the phrase “the artist’s hand” even more literally – for in each of the following lots the artist works his own appendage into the composition. There’s something deeply personal when an artist gives his hand, his unaccredited collaborator if you will, a cameo.

Informal Illuminations: A Survey of Works by Jason Rhoades

May 7, 2013

Northern-California born artist Jason Rhoades died of an accidental drug overdose at the age of 41, a year short of his critically acclaimed show at the 52nd Venice Biennale in 2007. A mere seven years before his death, the artist had exhibited at the 48th Venice Biennale with co-collaborator and friend, Paul McCarthy. Like Jeff Koons and Bruce Nauman that came before him, Jason Rhoades was not afraid to use industrial, commercial, and pre-fabricated materials such as neon, fiberglass, projectors, and other common objects to produce audaciously imposing and grand-scale installations. Read more about three works by Rhoades — two neon works and a book — that will go up for auction on May 19, 2013.