September 25, 2018
Read about the New York Pop art items slated for the September 30, 2018 Modern Art & Design Auction as written by director, Peter Loughrey. “I am very proud to be able to present such an unusually robust collection of New York Pop art. Pieces from Lichtenstein to Basquiat are part of my selection, offering a broad survey from nearly fifty years of the movement.”
November 8, 2017
Artist Richard Hambleton passed away on October 29, 2017 at the age of 65. Born on June 23, 1952 in Vancouver, Canada, Richard Art Hambleton graduated from the Emily Carr University of Art & Design in Vancouver. After receiving his degree, Hambleton stayed in Vancouver to open the Pumps Center for Alternative Art before moving to New York City in 1980. LAMA was fortunate enough to offer two paintings from 2005 in our auction, and look forward to sharing his hauntingly creative artworks to our collectors even after his untimely passing.
November 11, 2014
Los Angeles Modern Auctions is pleased to announce the inclusion of George Condo’s 1984 oil on canvas Untitled (Surreal Graffiti Painting) in the March 1, 2015 Modern Art & Design sale. Famed for his farcical, often ferocious portraits of imagined subjects, Condo is widely admired for his use of Old Master painting techniques, and for bringing those methods into relevance in contemporary art and pop culture. Untitled (Surreal Graffiti Painting) demonstrates Condo’s Old Masters approach and hints at the friendships he formed with Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring, both of whom started out as graffiti artists. This work was created the same year as his first solo show in New York City in 1984, which showcased “the paintings that launched his reputation,” according to The New Yorker.