May 9, 2019
Artist Spotlight: Keith Haring
Keith Haring’s hieroglyphic expressions have become synonymous with the social electricity of New York City in the 1980s. Unlike the Pop artists who preceded him, Haring’s employment of the simplest symbolic relationships elevated everyday meaning-making and celebrated the universality of visual culture in its most reduced form. As one of the few artists of his generation to successfully cross-pollinate public and institutional art, Haring radically redefined practices of art consumption.
Read more about Keith Haring in today’s Artist Spotlight for the May 19, 2019 Modern Art and Design Auction.
November 9, 2018
Artist Spotlight: Chuck Close
Chuck Close is perhaps Photorealism’s best known representative, though it be should noted that Close maintains an aversion to the label. While his style has developed over the years, Close is renowned for his massive portraits that feature painstakingly intricate detail. Read more about Chuck Close in today’s Artist Spotlight.
March 16, 2018
Edward Dugmore moved to New York in 1952 and quickly became associated with a group of avant-garde artists, including Willem de Kooning, Barnett Newman, Franz Kline, Jackson Pollock, and Mark Rothko. It was during this period that Dugmore began heavily experimenting with the ways in which texture could be given to flat surfaces using readily-available pigments, including watercolor, ink, acrylic, and oil paint. The result was a body of large-scale works possessing a distinct tactility for which a Dugmore work is now so readily known. In the June 10, 2018 Modern Art & Design Auction, Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA) is pleased to have the opportunity to include Dugmore’s ‘#50’ and ‘Blue-Black’ (1958), two important oil on canvas works created by the artist during this pivotal moment in his career on the East Coast.