June Harwood

Peter’s Auction Pick of the Day: California Hard-Edge Art

September 24, 2018

Peter Loughrey takes over the blog to discuss his favorite items in the September 30, 2018 Modern Art & Design Auction. Read about the California Hard-Edge artists in today’s post.

May 17 Auction Recap: Three World Records!

May 20, 2015

Lot 167 Alexander Calder Quatre Blancs 1976

The house was buzzing at the May 17 auction when Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA) realized prices identical to New York auction house results for similar works by Alexander Calder, Andy Warhol, and Pablo Picasso. The top lot was an impressive standing mobile by Alexander Calder that brought $826,250. Additionally, LAMA broke three world auction records for California artists (previously set by LAMA), proving it is the maker of markets as made evident with total auction sales for Sunday’s auction realizing $3 million, selling 119% of the 310 lots by value.

“We are continuing to show the marketplace that sellers no longer have to ship their modern art to New York to get the highest price,” states Peter Loughrey, director of LAMA. “Whether it’s $1,000 or $1,000,000, sellers can get the same price in Los Angeles.”

Remembering Hard-Edge Painter June Harwood (1933-2015)

January 7, 2015

Today we remember artist and local treasure June Harwood (1933–2015) who recently passed away. We celebrate her spirited, visionary artistry and her legacy as a member of the Hard-Edge movement. Her vivid, bold paintings—typically utilizing just two or three colors to distill the simplicity of forms, line, and shape—were thrilling to behold while maintaining a sense of harmony.

Peter’s Auction Pick of the Day: Lorser Feitelson, Untitled, 1964

February 19, 2014


The February 23, 2014 Modern Art & Design Auction is fast approaching. This Sunday, the auction features Untitled (1964), a large-scale oil and enamel on canvas from Los Angeles’ own Father of Hard Edge, Lorser Feitelson. This painting is an embodiment of Feitelson’s Hard Edge style: large and dramatic, featuring strong colors and bold curves.

An Exclusive Interview with June Harwood

February 10, 2014

Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA)

The upcoming February 23, 2014 Modern Art & Design Auction features an early work from California Hard Edge painter June Harwood. Last week, we sat down with the Los Angeles artist to discuss her beginnings in the Hard Edge Movement as well as Blue Orange (from Loop Series) (1966), an acrylic on canvas from her first major museum exhibition at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art in 1967.