James Byrnes

LAMA’s Largest Sale, Ever.

March 7, 2011

We broke many records in yesterday’s Modern Art & Design Auction. Highest grossing sale : $2,256,323 Highest sell through rate since 2005: 82% Fresh material from local estates with attractive estimates led to record attendance in the room, as well as on the phones, absentee and internet bidding. Custom designs by Ettore Sottass for the […]

Palevsky and Byrnes on Art Market Views

March 3, 2011

If you don’t read Lindsay Pollock Art Market Views, you most definitely should. Pollock’s Art Market Views provides daily breaking news and analysis for readers seeking an insider’s perspective on the art industry. Check out the post on the Palevsky and Byrnes collections on Art Market Views.

Peter’s Auction Pick of the Day: February 28th

February 28, 2011

Antiques Roadshow Moment Sometimes we get the opportunity as an auctioneer to share our insight and knowledge with a client. This is one benefit of being in a business where it is beneficial to give information freely. The Roberto Matta drawing, one of the 50 lots from the Collection of James Byrnes to be offered […]

The James Byrnes Collection

February 26, 2011

We have the great honor to offer 50 lots from the James Byrnes collection in the March 6, 2011 Modern Art & Design Auction. From 1946 – 1953 James Byrnes was the first curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at Los Angeles County Museum of History, Science, and Art, which is now known as LACMA. […]

The Lost Harry Bertoia Brooch

February 25, 2011

Today marks the first day of preview for the March 6th Modern Art & Design Auction, and we kicked it off with a special private tour led by our director Peter Loughrey. During the tour Peter told a great story about Lot 220, the Harry Bertoia brooch which came from  James Byrnes, the first curator of […]

Al Held Geometric Forms

February 8, 2011

The Poindexter Gallery, known to represent abstract artist such as Richard Diebenkorn and  Jules Olitski, offered Al Held his first solo show in 1959 and again in 1960 at their New York gallery. That same year Sam Francis, whom Held met at the Poindexter Gallery, loaned Held his painting studio on Broadway, in which he […]