los angeles artists

Just In: Ruth Waddy’s Children

September 9, 2020

Born and raised in the Midwest, Ruth Waddy moved to Los Angeles during World War II, where she would grow into her identity as an artist, activist, and formidable advocate for the African American art community.

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Just In: Carlos Almaraz’s The Clock Struck Three

July 20, 2020

In The Clock Struck Three, Almaraz decodes the real and unreal through a curious amalgam of silhouettes: figures of men and women cast in abstract forms marching across a scene of chaos, in a frenzied mission to a destination unknown…

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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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Just In: Ed Ruscha, In Silhouette

April 3, 2020

In the mid-1980s Ruscha shifted away from the text-based work that he is so commonly associated with and began working on a series of paintings and prints that featured silhouetted objects and figures, toying with the visuality of film noir. We are pleased to be presenting three works featuring these subjects — Hourglass (1988), Spattership (1990), and Untitled (1989) — in our next Modern Art & Design Auction.

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Just In: A Frank Gehry Chair Comes Full Circle

March 2, 2020

Just in to the LAMA showroom is a very special “Grandpa Beaver” chair designed by the legendary architect Frank Gehry — the very same chair that was among the 132 lots featured in LAMA’s first-ever auction on October 10, 1992.

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Peter’s Picks: Peter Alexander

February 13, 2020

Among the many artists who helped define the Light and Space movement, Peter Alexander interpreted his environment through sculpture, painting, drawing, and print. We are honored to present two emblematic works…

Read more about Peter Alexander in advance of our upcoming February 16, 2020 Modern Art & Design Auction…

Prismatic Painter Mary Corse

February 22, 2015

Lot 95, Mary Corse, Untitled (White, Black, Blue Double Arch), 2000

Light and Space artist Mary Corse developed her own methods of capturing fluctuating light, changing perspectives, and dynamic surfaces in paintings. She applied small glass beads, called “microspheres,” to paint before brushing the mixture onto prepped canvases, creating a prism-like effect. Corse explains: “… my paintings are not reflective! [… ] They create a prism that brings the surface into view. I like that because it brings the viewer into the light as well.” A dynamic example of one of her “prismatic” paintings goes to auction March 1.

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