lucian freud

Peter’s Auction Picks of the Day: LA Connections

February 25, 2015

LAMA and Artsy

LAMA is excited to be the first commercial auction house to partner with Artsy for the upcoming March 1, 2015 Modern Art & Design Auction. Together LAMA and Artsy are presenting 24 lots, which will be biddable via Artsy’s online technology. Peter Loughrey, founder and director of LAMA, has picked eight key lots to highlight having the City of Angels in common. These works in LA Connections demonstrate the importance of the art scene, and how so many were made in, around, about, or for Los Angeles. Read more on lots by Frank Stella, Alexander Calder, Charles and Ray Eames, Lucian Freud, Ed Ruscha, Andy Warhol, Jeff Koons, and Peter Alexander.

Just In: An Etching from British Painter Lucian Freud

October 30, 2014

 Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA)

Los Angeles Modern Auctions is pleased to present After Chardin (2000), a small but powerful etching that provides rare insight into Lucian Freud’s working methods and deep passion for depicting human physiognomy. The British painter admired 18th century French old master painter Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin’s sensitive handling of a genre scene, especially in what Freud called “the most beautiful ear in art,” and created this etching as a means of connecting with the French old master painter. The etching was gifted directly to the consignor by MOCA, and comes together with print documentation and a letter of appreciation from the museum.