October 6, 2019
Artist Spotlight: Ken Price Ceramics
Sparked by his early investigation of the cup as an object, Price demonstrated a career-long interest in not only the vessel form, but the in broader duality of interior and exterior.
Read more about Ken Price ceramics in advance of the October 20, 2019 Modern Art & Design Auction.
May 13, 2019
Peter’s Auction Pick of the Day: Artist Portfolios
Portfolios are unique in that they reveal their artist’s development of and experimentation with a theme. It is as if the artist offers the viewer multiple courses for artistic action for a single prompt.
Read more of Peter’s Auction Pick of the Day for the May 19, 2019 Modern Art and Design Auction.
August 16, 2018
Ken Price, “Groota”, 1985
September 30, 2018 Modern Art & Design Auction
Ken Price’s career-long investigation of the relationship between interiority and exteriority becomes particularly acute in works like “Groota” (1985), which LAMA is pleased to include in our upcoming September 30, 2018 Modern Art & Design Auction. The tensions between art and craft, interior and exterior, are perfectly articulated in the series of two-piece clay sculptures that Price began working on in the mid-1980s.
October 17, 2017
Los Angeles wasn’t always the art hub that it is today and if it weren’t for a clutch of tenacious artists working from the 1960s on, today’s art scene may never have come to fruition.
May 16, 2016
“The two most powerful sizes,” Ken Price once wrote, “are very small and very large.” LAMA’s own Peter Loughrey discusses three remarkable examples by Price, all of which engage the spectator in musings on scale, heritage, and participation. These works, available in LAMA’s May 22, 2016 Auction of Modern Art & Design, demonstrate the artist’s extraordinary technical versatility, as well as his virtuosic creative range.
March 24, 2016
Ken Price is acclaimed as a groundbreaking master of ceramic sculptures, but from the beginning, drawing was central to his artistic practice. “Drawing,” Price once said, “is a way of seeing what you’re thinking about.” L.A. Riot, a 1994 drawing in ink and acrylic on paper, is an exploration of dimensionality. The drawing investigates scale, mediating between a scene of violence and destruction on a television screen and the reality of events visible through a living room window. LAMA will proudly feature this extraordinary work in its May 22, 2016 Modern Art & Design Auction.
March 4, 2016
We like to think of LAMA’s February auctions as bellwethers for the auction season ahead. LAMA’s February auction was the most successful in company history, realizing $5.3 million and setting five world auction records. On the heels of this success, Peter Loughrey, Director of Modern Design & Fine Art, shares his perspective on the current state of the market and offers his advice on what to sell now at LAMA.
February 25, 2016
On Sunday, LAMA established new world auction prices for the work of artists Mary Corse, Fred Eversley, James Gill, and Joe Brainard, as well as the architect and designer John Lautner. That day, our company also reached a new top sales mark when Richard Prince’s 1988 painting Bedtime Story sold for $1.58 million. For all the fanfare, there are a few incredible pieces left that might have missed your attention. Peter Loughrey, LAMA’s Director of Modern Design & Fine Art, describes four impressive fine art and design examples you don’t want to miss out on!