The May 18 Modern Art & Design Auction features five works by Los Angeles artist John Altoon (1925-1969). Before his untimely death at the age of 43, Altoon developed a post-modern style that was only outsized by his magnetic personality. His drawings and paintings depict Surrealist and Abstract Expressionist renderings of playful, erotic, and bizarre subjects. In anticipation of LACMA’s retrospective of John Altoon, we are excited to offer five original works by the artist.
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Artist and musician Llyn Foulkes creates paintings, installations, and tableaux of biting social commentary, often utilizing a concoction of pop icons, American landscapes, and violent imagery. In the upcoming May 18, 2014 Modern Art & Design Auction, LAMA is offering Within Ercha from 1960, a work that comes directly from the Estate of Eudorah Moore, and was included in Foulkes’ solo show at the Oakland Art Museum in 1964 and again in “The Last Time I Saw Ferus” at the Newport Harbor Museum in 1976.