Peter’s Auction Pick of the Day: Pop Art

October 15, 2019

Peter’s Auction Pick of the Day: Pop Art

Artist Spotlight: Roy Lichtenstein

May 7, 2019

Artist Spotlight: Roy Lichtenstein

Lichtenstein began working in series and exploring “sustained themes” around 1946. Though Lichtenstein wouldn’t develop his signature iconography for another decade, his interest in “paraphrasing” common images began to flourish. The academically dominant Abstract Expressionists despised objective representation, labelling the grand figurative styles of the nineteenth century cheap and hackneyed. Lichtenstein, however, recognized that despite their lack of individuality, these art forms remained particularly abundant in the ‘lowbrow’ visuality of the everyday. He then sought to tease out the intersections of representation and abstraction that could imbue images with cultural salience.

Read more about Roy Lichtenstein in today’s Artist Spotlight for the May 19, 2019 Modern Art and Design Auction.

Peter’s Auction Pick of the Day: New York Pop Art

September 25, 2018

Read about the New York Pop art items slated for the September 30, 2018 Modern Art & Design Auction as written by director, Peter Loughrey. “I am very proud to be able to present such an unusually robust collection of New York Pop art. Pieces from Lichtenstein to Basquiat are part of my selection, offering a broad survey from nearly fifty years of the movement.”

Peter’s Auction Pick of the Day: New York Pop

October 19, 2017

Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA)

We are excited to offer an outstanding selection of iconic works in this auction by a group of important New York artists that, quite literally, pop out among the others. Pop art never seems to go out of style, retaining its freshness and novelty to this day. This auction boasts a number of important works by American Pop artists, including art world favorites Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, Frank Stella, and Ellsworth Kelly, all of whom deployed highly impersonal iconographies taken from popular culture, including comics, advertisements, magazines, billboards, television, and political propaganda to express deeply personal themes.

Just In: Two Roy Lichtenstein Lithographs

November 8, 2016

Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA)

Los Angeles Modern Auctions is delighted to present two innovative prints by a leading figure of Pop Art and one of the most recognizable artists of the 20th century, Roy Lichtenstein. These works will be available in our March 5, 2017 Modern Art & Design Auction. These vibrant lithographs, ‘Blonde’ and ‘Roads Collar’, come from the Brushstroke Figures Series. They were made as part of Lichtenstein’s first project with Graphicstudio, a workshop at The University of South Florida, Tampa which was renowned for its collaborations with artists like Robert Rauschenberg.

Just In: Attention Pop Shoppers!

June 1, 2016

Andy Warhol Shopping Bag (1963)

Los Angeles Modern Auctions is thrilled to present two screenprints on paper bags: Andy Warhol’s Campbell’s Soup Can (Tomato) and Roy Lichtenstein’s Turkey Shopping Bag will be available in LAMA’s October 9, 2016 Modern Art & Design Auction. Both works were created for “The American Supermarket,” a celebrated exhibition organized by the artist Ben Birillo that opened in October 1964 at the Bianchini Gallery in New York.

An Embarrassment of Riches

August 28, 2013

With the October auction catalogue now in production, we at LAMA are all very excited about the incredible diversity of highlights we have uncovered in the last few months. In earlier posts, we have told you about Latin American works, fresh pieces from the Estate of Ruth and Dalzell Hatfield, and our heroes Hammersley, Ruscha, and Lichtenstein. One of the last pieces to slip in under the deadline is Andy Warhol’s $ (Quadrant), a bold and powerful pop art image that can evoke a range of responses depending on the viewer’s own reference of the subject matter.