Our era’s increasing embrace of, and demand for, Modern Latin American art has inspired LAMA to create a special section of more than 50 Latin American works for Sunday’s auction. Devoted to paintings, drawings, prints, and sculpture by Latin American modernists including Pedro Coronel, Francisco Zúñiga, and Felipe Castañeda, this exquisite sampling offers the collector a unique opportunity to acquire works from the Bernard and Edith Lewin Collection of Mexican Art being sold by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) to benefit future acquisitions, as well as items from the Estate of Ruth and Dalzell Hatfield.
Dalzell Hatfield Galleries
During Picasso’s prolific career, very few works have been able to attain the legendary status matching that of La Suite Vollard. From inception to completion, this particular project transpired over nine years, and stands as a defining achievement between Pablo Picasso and Ambroise Vollard. Much of Picasso’s life during the 1930’s was biographically etched into the suite. He transposed themes of mortality, his artistic legacy, and love, including his great love affair with Marie-Thérèse Walter. My expert advice is choose one or two of your favorite images and go after them, as these may be the best examples we will ever offer.
In the upcoming October 13, 2013 Modern Art & Design Auction, LAMA is proud to offer 60 lots from the Estate of Ruth and Dalzell Hatfield. From the late 1920s until the early 1980s, through the Dalzell Hatfield Gallery at the Ambassador Hotel in Beverly Hills, the Hatfields introduced Los Angeles to some of the most celebrated artists of the 20th century. A diverse variety of paintings, prints, and ceramics, Ruth and Dalzell’s personal collection represents the pioneering work the Hatfields accomplished throughout the mid-century. Their collection includes works by European, American, and Mexican masters such as Pablo Picasso, Emil Nolde, Gertrud & Otto Natzler, Millard Sheets, and Alfredo Ramos Martínez.
Equipped with the discipline of a scholar and a vast painting vocabulary, American painter Russell Cowles (1887-1979) produced brilliant landscapes in oil and watercolor. Less than a month away, the October 13, 2013 Modern Art & Design Auction will feature two oil paintings by Cowles, Canoncito (1935) and Nova Scotia Morning (1939), both of which come from the Estate of Ruth and Dalzell Hatfield.
After another marathon session of photography, research, writing, and editing, the October 13, 2013 Modern Art & Design Auction Catalogue has been submitted for printing. Pre-order yours today to take advantage of our special catalogue subscriptions.
One of the largest in LAMA’s history, this auction features exceptional pieces directly from the Estate of Ruth and Dalzell Hatfield, including paintings by Millard Sheets and prints from Picasso’s Vollard Suite, as well as impressive ceramics from the Patricia and Leopold Hirschfeldt collection. Highlights also include paintings and prints by Larry Rivers, Pedro Coronel, Andy Warhol and Ed Ruscha, as well as design by Serge Mouille, Jacques Le Chevalier, and Gertrud & Otto Natzler.
This week in 1781, forty-four Spanish settlers founded the city of Los Angeles. 230 years later, not only has LA become the second-most populous and the most diverse city in the United States, it has also been transformed into a cultural epicenter of modern art and design, thanks in large part to visionary artists, architects, designers, collectors, museum directors, and business people. One of these visionaries was artist, painter, and educator Millard Sheets, the Pomona native responsible for some of the most iconic buildings in the Los Angeles area. Gallery owners Ruth and Dalzell Hatfield discovered Sheets as a young painter, and over the course of their 30-year relationship, the Hatfields propelled Sheets to become an internationally acclaimed artist. In the October 13, 2013 Modern Art & Design Auction, LAMA will be offering five lots of paintings, works on paper, and screenprints by Millard Sheets that come directly from the Ruth and Dalzell Hatfield Estate.
LAMA has the honor to represent over 40 works that come directly from the Estate of Ruth and Dalzell Hatfield in the upcoming October 13, 2013 Modern Art & Design Auction. Highlights from the collection include paintings by Millard Sheets, a large ceramic bowl by Glen Lukens, and a selection of prints by Pablo Picasso from the Vollard Suite.
The consignment deadline has been extended to August 2, 2013. LAMA is currently accepting consignments to be included in the October 13, 2013 Modern Art & Design Auction featuring works from the Estate of Ruth and Dalzell Hatfield.