LAMA Director of Modern Design and Fine Art Peter Loughrey sums up the best of the May 22, 2016 Modern Art & Design Auction underdogs – “For one reason or another, there are sometimes pieces offered in our sales that, as they say in the movie business, don’t find their audience. Here are several that I believe deserve a second look.” Peter’s Post-Auction Picks include works by Norman Bluhm, Hans Wegner, Arthur Espenet Carpenter, Richard Neutra, and Robert Sonneman.
J. R. Davidson, architect of Case Study Houses #1, #11, and #15, was instrumental in transforming the Los Angeles landscape through his mid-century houses that employed expansive yet sensible floor plans. The upcoming May 19, 2013 Modern Art & Design Auction features a selection of furniture (each lot comes with a Julius Shulman photograph) designed by Davidson for the Kingsley residence, a modern gem in the Pacific Palisades. While the fate of the house is still unknown, it seems likely that it will be torn down to build a larger structure.
Now is your chance to acquire furniture from a home that may suffer the same destruction as many homes that helped to define Los Angeles’ modern landscape.
The last remaining Neutra house in Beverly Hills could face demolition. The 1954 Richard Neutra-designed Kronish House is currently available on the market for $14 million, but according to the L.A. Conservancy the current “owner seeks to raze it even though there are no plans for a replacement project on the site.” The Conservancy has asked […]