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Just In: Carole Feuerman’s Lady Neptune

July 14, 2020

In Lady Neptune, the traditional pose of the female bather is reimagined through an unfiltered lens. Feuerman captures a fleeting moment of meditative activity: the self-care and contemplative pause of a woman who has just finished bathing. The uncanny realism…

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Just In: A Ghostly Standard

June 16, 2020

There are few artists who can transform something as ordinary and familiar as a gas station into a symbol of the American landscape. Ruscha’s Ghost Station, 2011, is the artist’s most recent iteration of the Standard Station motif. Here we are presented with a colorless echo of what came before it; the embossed picture is outlined to expose a now familiar image and reaffirms the mutable status of what has become a touchstone for Ruscha for nearly five decades.

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Specialist Selects: Hamilton Press

June 10, 2020

Born from the partnership of Ed Ruscha and master printer Ed Hamilton, Hamilton Press has been printing artist editions from Venice, CA, since 1990, emerging as an influential conduit of printmaking in Los Angeles and contemporary art at large. “Ed Hamilton had a hand in printing with almost all of the big artists coming out of L.A. from the ‘60s onwards,” explains LAMA Specialist Clo Pazera…

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Artist Spotlight: Jan de Swart

February 9, 2020

Jan de Swart was known within artistic circles as a technical virtuoso and a creative hero. De Swart rose to prominence through his visibility in Arts & Architecture and his close relationship with the magazine’s publisher and editor, John Entenza…

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Artist Spotlight: Edmund Teske

February 7, 2020

Born in Chicago near the turn of the previous century, Edmund Teske first got his hands on a camera as a young boy. Initially studying music, one of Teske’s teachers granted him access to a darkroom and the budding artist developed his earliest prints.

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Artist Spotlight: Betye Saar

February 6, 2020

A California native and key figure in the Black Arts Movement, Betye Saar weaves layers of memory and resistance into her prints, collages, and assemblages.

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Artist Spotlight: Keith Haring

February 5, 2020

Described by the work’s consigner, Daniel Durning, as demonstrating a “freer… more pure Keith,” Untitled (1982) is a unique copy of Keith Haring’s (1958–1990) first art zine.

Read more about Keith Karing in today’s Auction Spotlight for the February 16, 2020 Modern Art Auction.

Artist Spotlight: Hilda D. Levy

February 4, 2020

Over the course of her twenty year-long career, Hilda D. Levy (1908–2001) cultivated a complex vernacular in which textured linear arrangements gave rise to a “spectacle” of “unrest.”

Read more about Hilda D. Levy in today’s Auction Spotlight for the February 16, 2020 Modern Art Auction.

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