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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.

Just in: Ed Ruscha’s ‘Zip Rooster’

December 13, 2016

Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA)

Los Angeles Modern Auctions is pleased to present a painting by Ed Ruscha, one of the most critically acclaimed artists working today, in our March 5, 2017 Modern Art & Design Auction. This acrylic on linen painting was created in 1994 and depicts a rooster’s silhouette, captured in profile, which takes up most of the picture plane. The rooster is a recurring motif in Ruscha’s work and has been featured in his paintings and prints since the 1970s.

LA Icons: John Baldessari and Ed Ruscha

February 28, 2015

20th Century Modern Art and Design Auction, March 1, 2015

LAMA is pleased to present key lots by two of Los Angeles’s leading contemporary conceptual artists: John Baldessari and Ed Ruscha. Baldessari’s National City Portfolio, the complete suite of eight photographs, and his Two Boats (from Hegel’s Cellar Portfolio) photographs go to auction March 1. Eleven lots by Ed Ruscha, including prints from his ironic Insects Portfolio are also on offer March 1.