December 7, 2015
Simultaneously a work of fine art and a stunning design object, an example of the sculptor Alberto Giacometti’s Lampadaire à tête de femme—listed as item no. 3499 in the Alberto Giacometti Database—will be a featured lot in the Los Angeles Modern Auctions February 21, 2016 Modern Art & Design Auction featuring Frank Lloyd Wright’s George D. Sturges Residence and property from the Estate of Jack Larson to benefit The Bridges/Larson Foundation.
November 23, 2015
Los Angeles Modern Auctions is pleased to announce that a rare early gouache on illustration board by John McLaughlin (1898-1976) will be on offer in our February 21, 2016 Modern Art & Design Auction. This work, and another composition of oil on wood panel, have remained in the McLaughlin family for two generations. Hailed by art critic and his “fervent admirer” Christopher Knight as “the first great artist to emerge in Southern California following World War II,” McLaughlin was one of the original Abstract Classicists known for Hard Edge painting.
February 3, 2014
Los Angeles Modern Auctions is proud to announce that a John McLaughlin painting, #11-1962, will be offered in the February 23, 2014 Modern Art & Design Auction. This black and white composition from 1962 is entering the market from a private collector who purchased it in 1980 from the venerable André Emmerich Gallery in New York, and includes a rich exhibition history. This auction will include several paintings by all four Abstract Classicists: John McLaughlin, Karl Benjamin, Frederick Hammersley, and Lorser Feitelson.