Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA) is pleased to feature Mike Kelley’s Nazi War Cave #1 (1985) in the upcoming October 12, 2014 Modern Art & Design Auction. This exemplary work from Kelley’s Plato’s Cave, Rothko’s Chapel, Lincoln’s Profile project is being sold by the estate of the original owner and will trade hands for the first time on October 12, 2014. This deeply layered work has been included in numerous exhibitions, and most recently travelled internationally to Amsterdam, Paris, New York, and Los Angeles in the artist’s landmark retrospective. To commemorate this rare opportunity, arts writer Jori Finkel provides further insight on this controversial and challenging work.
The February 23, 2014 Modern Art & Design Auction will feature a rare and important Vija Celmins painting from 1964, Untitled (Ham Hock), being sold by the original owner. To commemorate this masterpiece of representational painting, arts writer Jori Finkel offers further insight into this early period in Celmins’ career.
The consistent developments and progress within the arts community in Los Angeles is truly exciting and inspiring, and because of this, the recent news about The Los Angeles Times letting go of the former arts reporter, Jori Finkel, has come as a shock.
As we to move into the future and continue to innovate in this booming, arts-centric city, it is imperative that a noted and respected reporter, such as Jori, covers the events that are taking place and to document the history we are making in Los Angeles.
Please sign the Change.org petition set up by the Hammer Museum director Ann Philbin if you agree that the art reporter position is important and should be restored.
Jori Finkel of the Los Angeles Times wrote a recent article outlining the top 20 artists that will be featured the most in Pacific Standard Time exhibitions. Top of the list: John Baldessari (whose work will be shown in 11 Pacific Standard Time exhibitions) LAMA is offering two John Baldessari phototext paintings for sale in […]