Josef Albers

Peter’s Auction Pick of the Day: Viewpoints from Light and Space Artists

February 13, 2019

Peter’s Auction Pick of the Day: Three Different Viewpoints From Light and Space Artists

Native to Southern California, the informally associated group of artists who populated the Light and Space movement during the second half on the 20th century, pursued their new art form through several central features. Fred Eversley, Mary Corse, and Larry Bell are three artists Peter Loughrey discusses in today’s Auction Picks for the February 17, 2019 Modern Art & Design Auction.

Just In: Josef Albers

October 22, 2018

Josef Albers became fascinated with the architectural silhouettes of the Mesoamerican flat-top pyramids that he observed during his numerous trips to Mexico. This experience is said to have had a lasting impression on Albers’ iconic works, and especially his Homage to the Square series, whose recurring square within a square composition could be seen as a distillation of the shape of the stepped pyramid when viewed from above. LAMA is pleased to be offering this painting in the November 18, 2018 Auction of the Collection of Gerard L. Cafesjian.

Just In: The Art of Craig Ellwood

June 29, 2016


From his projects for the influential Case Study House program of the 1950s to his office’s acclaimed design for the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, the work of Craig Ellwood helped define a new architectural aesthetic. Yet, many of his admirers are unaware that he enjoyed a vibrant second career as an artist. Los Angeles Modern Auctions spoke with Ellwood’s widow, Leslie Phillips, about his art.

Peter’s Auction Pick of the Day: Richard Prince

February 17, 2016

Lot 189, Richard Prince, Bedtime Story (1988)

Learn what Richard Prince’s Bedtime Story has in common with the work of artists as various as Andy Warhol, John McLaughlin, and Donald Judd in today’s Peter’s Auction Pick. “To my mind, one of the hallmarks of a great work of art is that it resonates with associations and allusions. By that measure, Bedtime Story—the cover lot in our February 21st Auction of modern art and design—is a tour de force.”

Painters’ Playing Cards

August 2, 2011

We are organizing, cataloging, and becoming entranced by Richard Dorso’s collection of 400 plus works. In addition to the overwhelming amount of art work, Dorso also amassed an incredible art book collection. While scouring through some of his books, I came across a handful of Art in America magazines. The one I picked up from April 1963 so […]

Peter’s Auction Pick of the Day: October 13th

October 14, 2010

Josef & Anni Albers Many people are aware of the Albers as husband and wife, teachers, and artists.  Josef’s most iconic works are his “homage to the square” images, which seem to have heralded the popular style of Hard Edge painting, which arrived decades later.  Anni, who is most known for her textiles, was also […]