Just In: Quintessential Raymond Pettibon

March 15, 2016

Raymond Pettibon, The Smell of Burning Rubber... (1989) May 22, 2016 Modern Art & Design Auction

Los Angeles Modern Auctions’ May 22, 2016 Modern Art & Design Auction will feature The Smell of Burning Rubber…, a 1989 ink on paper composition by Raymond Pettibon. A classic Pettibon marriage of image and text, it is a superb example of his work: fiery yet philosophical; deeply personal and yet iconographic. With a new major exhibition of works by Pettibon currently open at the Deichtorhallen Hamburg, the “bits and pieces” of American culture that Pettibon is known to incorporate into his art are shown to have a far-reaching and indelible impact on culture worldwide.

Hans Burkhardt: Surreal Abstractions

February 5, 2016

Lot 038, Hans Burkhardt, My L.A. (1938)

The singular painting style of Swiss-born artist Hans Burkhardt is praised for its striking fusion of representation, abstraction, and surrealism. A longtime influential presence in Los Angeles art circles, Burkhardt has been called “Goya’s spiritual heir” for his compelling artistic indictments of the brutality of war. On February 21, 2016, LAMA will offer an important early work by Burkhardt, as well as two mid-career paintings from the 1960s.