Los Angeles Modern

Artist Spotlight: Deborah Butterfield

February 4, 2020

One of the rare artists who seems to find endlessly fresh variations on a single subject, Deborah Butterfield has exclusively executed sculptures of horses for over forty years.

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

Just In: Raymond Pettibon Early Work with Extensive Exhibition History

June 12, 2014

Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA) is pleased to announce that an early Raymond Pettibon drawing with extensive exhibition history will go to auction this October. Untitled (What was, morally speaking, behind her veil?) from 1987 is being sold by the original owner and will trade hands for the first time this fall.

This important work was originally purchased the year it was made from Zero One Gallery in Los Angeles and since then has been included in four solo shows, two of which were traveling exhibitions. Over the past two decades, this work has been shown in major international institutions including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, The Drawing Center, New York, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, and Centre Pompidou, Paris.

Save the UCLA Faculty Center (1959)

January 27, 2011

The beautiful, mid-century UCLA Faculty Center is in danger of being torn down and we need your help!  Not only is the building itself in danger, but also the amazing landscape architecture and gardens surrounding it. This garden view of the UCLA Faculty Center exhibits classic mid-century indoor-outdoor living, which captures framing views of 50-year-old […]

Just In: David Hockney’s ‘Swimming Pool’

August 17, 2010

Quintessential California Modern artist David Hockney depicted his infatuation with Southern California by capturing the coolness of its unique landscape and culture.  The pool naturally emerged as the subject of many of his paintings as it epitomized Los Angeles’ leisure lifestyle.  In his biography Hockney expressed his fascination with painting water and finding various mediums […]