Claire Falkenstein

Peter’s Picks: Women Sculptors

February 11, 2020

Among the many female artists represented in our February 16, 2020 Modern Art & Design Auction, four stand out for their particular visions of representation and the fabrication of the art object.

Read more about these sculptors in advance of the February 16, 2020 Modern Art & Design Auction.

A Vocabulary All Her Own: Claire Falkenstein’s “Point as a Set” Sculptures

February 9, 2016

Lot 55 Claire Falkenstein Point as a Set #27 (1976)

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.

Peter’s Post-Auction Picks: 5 Collector’s Items To Buy

March 6, 2015


What a success–LAMA’s March 1, 2015 Modern Art & Design Auction set new world records for several artists, with total auction sales realizing $4.1 million. But you can still get in on the action with these lots, highly collectible pieces, and the time to buy is now. Peter Loughrey, director of Modern Design & Fine art, picked five highlights to love–early, significant works by masterful artists and designers–Mike Kelley, Pablo Picasso, Claire Falkenstein, Edward Wormley, and Jean-Pierre Vasarely.

Designed in California

April 27, 2012

From Grossman and Falkenstein, to Neutra and Natzler, read more about a selection of five designers and architects who helped shape Southern California’s Modern landscape.

December 2008 Digital Catalog Features Giacometti Table and Lamps

February 10, 2010

We recently republished our December 2008 Auction Catalog for digital preview. The catalog features over 580 outstanding lots of paintings, prints, sculpture, furniture and other decorative objects. Highlights from the sale included: Diego Giacometti coffee table (Lot 209) and pair of lamps (Lots 207 & 208) Extremely rare set custom executed 1972; original owner Estimate: Coffee table […]

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, […]