June 7, 2018
One of the key Los Angeles artists to emerge in the 1990s, Dave Muller established his reputation by independently and anonymously posting hand-painted watercolors publicizing local gallery exhibitions of artists he admired. The designs for these commemorative works were both tributes and sly commentaries, often adding art historical contexts and elaborations to the art being espoused.
April 19, 2016
The art of Sheila Hicks defies simple categorization. Hicks began making monumental wall hangings for installation in public spaces in the 1960s. They have been commissioned for buildings by such architectural giants of the past fifty years as Eero Saarinen, Ricardo Legorreta, and Kevin Roche. Rarely do they become available to the private collector. LAMA’s May 22, 2016 Modern Art & Design Auction will feature a 1975 architectural commission composed of cotton and applied wrapped cordage: a stunning example of Hicks’s genius.
October 10, 2014
A bird’s eye view of the showroom reveals an impressive variety of colors, materials, and genres in the 533 lots on offer at this Sunday’s Modern Art & Design Auction. One shade, namely, that variously seductive, alarming, conspicuous hue of red, stands out amidst the crowd, and that is the topic of Peter’s Picks for today. For the October 12, 2014 Modern Art & Design Auction, LAMA will be presenting work with the bold inclusion of the color red from esteemed, canonical artists such as Jeff Koons, John Altoon, Richard Pettibone, Roy Lichtenstein, Alexander Calder, Sam Gilliam, Matt Mullican, and Eero Saarinen.