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…
October 8, 2019
Artist Spotlight: Mary Corse
One of the few women recognized as a Light and Space artist in the 1960s, Mary Corse developed a signature vocabulary for the exploration of perception and experience within her works.
Read more about Mary Corse in advance of the October 20, 2019 Modern Art & Design Auction.
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 4, 2019
Indoor/Outdoor Designs for Living by Van Keppel-Green
Finding that the dominant furniture styles of the 1930s were wholly inappropriate for California’s growing architectural interest in unifying indoor and outdoor spaces, the design partnership Van Keppel-Green (VKG) set to crafting simple, multi-use, all-weather pieces that could be easily moved from place to place throughout the home.
Read more about this design duo in today’s Auction Preview for the May 19, 2019 Modern Art & Design auction.
January 30, 2019
Artist Spotlight: Mary Corse
Having been exposed to the works of Josef Albers and Hans Hoffman at a young age, Mary Corse became fascinated with their ability to coax out the viewer’s recognition of their own perception. She recalls tracing their fundamental shapes over and over, marveling at the ways in which her visual interaction with the forms could animate and transform them. Read more about Mary Corse and the three artworks in the February 17, 2019 Modern Art & Design Auction.
November 13, 2018
Peter’s Auction Pick of the Day: Helen Frankenthaler
“A really good picture looks as if it’s happened at once. It’s an immediate image…one really beautiful wrist motion that is synchronised with your head and heart, and you have it, and therefore it looks as if it were born in a minute.” –Helen Frankenthaler
November 1, 2018
Perhaps best known for her monumental work “Rhapsody” (1975-1976), Jennifer Bartlett has explored the foundations of the painting medium for over forty years. As a young artist, Bartlett was impressed by Sol LeWitt’s 1967 essay “Paragraphs on Conceptual Art,” and became fascinated with artistic applications of Chaos Theory. Despite being one of the most commercially successful female artists of the 1970s, Bartlett has long been overlooked. LAMA is pleased to be offering to the public for auction this important work by Bartlett in the November 18, 2018 Auction from the Collection of Gerard L. Cafesjian.
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.