“Getting to spend time with Sheila Hicks’s 1975 fiber construction has been a continual source of enjoyment since it was mounted on the wall of our showroom,” states LAMA’s Director of Modern Design & Fine Art, Peter Loughrey. “Few pieces in my experience have had such a captivating presence.” Peter fleshes out this work’s magnetism, from its unique context to its scale and honesty.
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.