October 8, 2019
Artist Spotlight: Mary Corse
One of the few women recognized as a Light and Space artist in the 1960s, Mary Corse developed a signature vocabulary for the exploration of perception and experience within her works.
Read more about Mary Corse in advance of the October 20, 2019 Modern Art & Design Auction.
October 27, 2015
Los Angeles Modern Auctions is pleased to offer Mary Corse’s phenomenal Copper–Four Crosses (1979) in our February 21, 2016 auction. Since the 1970s Mary Corse has been investigating the phenomenon of light. Among the Light and Space artists, she developed her own methods of capturing fluctuating light, changing perspectives, and dynamic surfaces in paintings. This lot is an early example of her glazed tile paintings–large-scale wall works of fired and glazed clay. Such works are shiny and reflective, almost metallic, in glorious copper hues, with uneven surfaces evocative of lunar landscapes. Since these works were a departure from Corse’s usual monochrome paintings with microspheres, they are hard to find.
October 5, 2015
It has always been a mission of Los Angeles Modern Auctions to foster the market of artists from Southern California. In the October 11 auction we are pleased to present an array of luminous artwork from LA-based Light and Space artists. The sunlight, sunsets, and atmosphere of the area inspired a number of artists starting in the sixties and seventies. They incorporate sensory phenomena in their work by altering natural light, or using artificial light, or creating with translucent, transparent or reflective materials. In a way, you can say that as artists they’re throwbacks to an earlier time. Such artists are sensitive to subtle changes in the air and shifts in the quality of light–its mutability as it is reflected or refracted, and passes through material. On offer will be outstanding lots by Peter Alexander, Mary Corse, John McCracken, and De Wain Valentine.
April 14, 2015
Picasso’s ceramics are colorful, vibrant, and a delight for the eye to behold. Postwar, the artist found pleasure in painting and molding pottery in the South of France at the Madoura Pottery workshop. Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA) is pleased to present Lot 150, a full Fish Service (26 pieces) produced in 1947, the year the artist began to devote much of his time to ceramics.
March 4, 2015
At the March 1 Auction, LAMA set new world records for works by De Wain Valentine, Frederick Hammersley, Mary Corse, and Peter Alexander. LAMA remains at the forefront of the Modern and Contemporary Fine Art and Design auction market as made evident with total auction sales realizing $4.1 million, selling 142% of the 445 lots by value.The crowd was alive and bidding Sunday at Los Angeles Modern Auctions’ March 1, 2015 Modern Art & Design Auction. The house buzzed as visitors wandered amongst the lots, visited the Artsy computer kiosks, all while placing bids and watching the live action. At a frenzied pace bidders participated on the phone, or bid online, or raised their paddles in person.