“Getting to spend time with Sheila Hicks’s 1975 fiber construction has been a continual source of enjoyment since it was mounted on the wall of our showroom,” states LAMA’s Director of Modern Design & Fine Art, Peter Loughrey. “Few pieces in my experience have had such a captivating presence.” Peter fleshes out this work’s magnetism, from its unique context to its scale and honesty.
Los Angeles Modern Auctions is excited to announce the inclusion of two cast resin sculptures from California Light and Space artist De Wain Valentine in its March 1, 2015 Modern Art & Design Auction. Both pieces were acquired directly from the artist and come from the original owner. With its sleek, elongated wedge form, Blue Slab is an important precursor to Valentine’s 1975 sculpture, Gray Column (1975-76), which was shown at the Getty Museum as part of Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945-1980 in 2011-12. The varying proportions of Top alternately absorb, reflect, and refract light, demonstrating Valentine’s virtuoso mastery of plastics.