The art of Sheila Hicks defies simple categorization. Hicks began making monumental wall hangings for installation in public spaces in the 1960s. They have been commissioned for buildings by such architectural giants of the past fifty years as Eero Saarinen, Ricardo Legorreta, and Kevin Roche. Rarely do they become available to the private collector. LAMA’s May 22, 2016 Modern Art & Design Auction will feature a 1975 architectural commission composed of cotton and applied wrapped cordage: a stunning example of Hicks’s genius.