John McLaughlin: Uncompromised Form

February 8, 2016

Lot 176, John McLaughlin, Untitled (1958)

Regarded as one of the great American painters of the 20th century, John McLaughlin is yet one of the most underappreciated. His work in the 1950s helped define the Hard-Edge school of geometric abstract painting, and his serene, almost austere canvases were in particular seen as a West Coast counterpoint to the assertiveness of New York Abstract Expressionism. His work would have a profound impact on Robert Irwin, Larry Bell, James Turrell, and other members of the Los Angeles Light and Space movement. LAMA is pleased to offer three works by McLaughlin on February 21, 2016.

John McLaughlin: The Abstract Classicist

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.