Ken Price is acclaimed as a groundbreaking master of ceramic sculptures, but from the beginning, drawing was central to his artistic practice. “Drawing,” Price once said, “is a way of seeing what you’re thinking about.” L.A. Riot, a 1994 drawing in ink and acrylic on paper, is an exploration of dimensionality. The drawing investigates scale, mediating between a scene of violence and destruction on a television screen and the reality of events visible through a living room window. LAMA will proudly feature this extraordinary work in its May 22, 2016 Modern Art & Design Auction.
Los Angeles Modern Auctions is happy to announce that its May 22, 2016 auction of Modern Art & Design will feature a 1963 three-dimensional drawing by Ed Moses. The Long Beach native, who turns 90 years old next month, is revered as one of the original “Cool School” artists. This untitled graphite and gouache on paper construction stems from an early period in Moses’ career, similar to examples shown last year in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art exhibition Ed Moses: Drawings from the 1960s and 70s.