Contemporary Design

Peter’s Auction Pick of the Day: Words in Art

February 14, 2019

Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA)

Peter’s Auction Pick of the Day: Words in Art

A surge in linguistic philosophy that explored the ways in which languages affect their broader cultural systems led to the proliferation of text-heavy throughout the latter half of the 20th century. Many modern and conceptual artists began performing practical analyses of those effects by representing the intersections of text and visual languages in their works. Continue reading for Peter’s Pick of the Day.

Peter’s Auction Pick of the Day: Students of the Bauhaus

February 12, 2019

Peter’s Auction Pick of the Day: Students of the Bauhaus

Recognized as one of the world’s most influential modernist art schools, the Bauhaus has had a far reaching hand in shaping some of history’s most distinguished creatives. Convinced of the need to abolish the distinction between fine and practical arts, Walter Gropius established the Bauhaus school in 1919. Read more from Peter Loughrey in today’s Peter’s Auction Pick of the Day for the February 17, 2019 Modern Art & Design Auction.

Artist Spotlight: Joseph Marioni

February 6, 2019

Artist Spotlight: Joseph Marioni

American artist Joseph Marioni is considered one of the most important figures to come out of the New York Radical Painting group. During the late-1970s the members of this small movement began testing the definition of the painting medium in response to the Minimalist and Conceptualist theoretical assertions of the preceding decade, which had attempted to divorce the fundamental nature of painting from the images it delivered. Read more about this artist in today’s Artist Spotlight.

Artist Spotlight: Mary Corse

January 30, 2019

Artist Spotlight: Mary Corse

Having been exposed to the works of Josef Albers and Hans Hoffman at a young age, Mary Corse became fascinated with their ability to coax out the viewer’s recognition of their own perception. She recalls tracing their fundamental shapes over and over, marveling at the ways in which her visual interaction with the forms could animate and transform them. Read more about Mary Corse and the three artworks in the February 17, 2019 Modern Art & Design Auction.

Just In: Warhol’s Endangered Species Series

December 10, 2018

Just In: Andy Warhol’s Endangered Species Series

Known for its provocative and socially conscious collaborations, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts partnered with Andy Warhol in 1983 for the creation of the Endangered Species series, a collection of ten 38” x 38” screenprints featuring animals that were at risk of extinction due to human activity around the globe. Read more to learn about these prints to be offered in the February 17, 2019 auction.

Peter’s Auction Pick of the Day: Utility, Simplicity, and Integrity

September 27, 2018

Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA)

Peter Loughrey celebrates George Nakashima in today’s his daily Auction Pick. “While many of his contemporaries celebrated the new possibilities of Modernist home design, George Nakashima rejected the style for what saw as an ‘imposed egotism.’ He became a leading voice in the midcentury craft movement, championing the holistic practices of older, richer furniture traditions.”

Peter’s Auction Pick of the Day: GRAV and Its Influences

September 26, 2018

Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA)

Peter Loughrey discusses the Paris based Groupe de Recherche d’Art Visuel (GRAV), founded in 1960 by François Morellet and Julio Le Parc, their history and influences in today’s “Peter’s Picks” blog post for the September 30, 2018 Modern Art & Design auction.

Just In: Ken Price’s ‘Groota’

August 16, 2018

Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA)
Ken Price, “Groota”, 1985
September 30, 2018 Modern Art & Design Auction

Ken Price’s career-long investigation of the relationship between interiority and exteriority becomes particularly acute in works like “Groota” (1985), which LAMA is pleased to include in our upcoming September 30, 2018 Modern Art & Design Auction. The tensions between art and craft, interior and exterior, are perfectly articulated in the series of two-piece clay sculptures that Price began working on in the mid-1980s.

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