April 3, 2020
In the mid-1980s Ruscha shifted away from the text-based work that he is so commonly associated with and began working on a series of paintings and prints that featured silhouetted objects and figures, toying with the visuality of film noir. We are pleased to be presenting three works featuring these subjects — Hourglass (1988), Spattership (1990), and Untitled (1989) — in our next Modern Art & Design Auction.
February 4, 2020
Over the course of her twenty year-long career, Hilda D. Levy (1908–2001) cultivated a complex vernacular in which textured linear arrangements gave rise to a “spectacle” of “unrest.”
Read more about Hilda D. Levy in today’s Auction Spotlight for the February 16, 2020 Modern Art Auction.
October 9, 2019
Artist Spotlight: Ed Moses
In 1970, Ed Moses was to be featured in an exhibition at Mizuno Gallery. Having been told that he “could do anything in her gallery,” even “take the roof off,” Moses decided to do just that.
Read more about Ed Moses in advance of the October 20, 2019 Modern Art & Design Auction.
October 6, 2019
Artist Spotlight: Ken Price Ceramics
Sparked by his early investigation of the cup as an object, Price demonstrated a career-long interest in not only the vessel form, but the in broader duality of interior and exterior.
Read more about Ken Price ceramics in advance of the October 20, 2019 Modern Art & Design Auction.
February 13, 2019
Peter’s Auction Pick of the Day: Three Different Viewpoints From Light and Space Artists
Native to Southern California, the informally associated group of artists who populated the Light and Space movement during the second half on the 20th century, pursued their new art form through several central features. Fred Eversley, Mary Corse, and Larry Bell are three artists Peter Loughrey discusses in today’s Auction Picks for the February 17, 2019 Modern Art & Design Auction.
January 18, 2018
LAMA is sad to learn that Los Angeles artist Ed Moses passed away today, January 18, 2018, at the age of 91. A central figure of the early Los Angeles art scene, Moses was one of the original artists to show with Ferus Gallery.
October 17, 2017
Los Angeles wasn’t always the art hub that it is today and if it weren’t for a clutch of tenacious artists working from the 1960s on, today’s art scene may never have come to fruition.
September 30, 2016
Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA) is pleased to announce the auction of a selection of works by celebrated artist Ed Moses (b.) on October 9, 2016. Moses famously exhibited at the legendary Ferus Gallery in 1957 alongside contemporaries such as Larry Bell, Billy Al Bengston, Robert Irwin and Ed Ruscha. One of the most innovative post-war artists in America, Moses is best known for his experimental approach to painting, which focuses on process and materials. Including two paintings and three works on paper, this is an excellent opportunity to acquire some signature pieces by this iconic figure of 20th century art. Peter Loughrey, Director of Modern Design & Fine Art at LAMA, speaks with the artist about his retrospective at MOCA in the 1990s, his inspirations, and his “secret sauce.”