October 2013 LAMA Auction

Post-Auction Picks from the October 13, 2013 Auction

October 17, 2013

Today, Peter and Dan combine forces to spotlight several amazing lots from last Sunday’s Modern Art & Design Auction that are still available for purchase — all at amazing prices. These iconic works of art and design, from a beautiful Knoll lounge suite, to a masterpiece by Larry Rivers and a Sam Francis work on paper, span an incredibly diverse price range, and are sure to satisfy a variety of buyers.

Getting Ready for the October 13, 2013 Auction

October 12, 2013

Auction is tomorrow! Continue reading for auction day and bidding tips. Good luck to all bidders!

Peter’s Auction Pick of the Day: Latin American Modern Art

October 11, 2013

Our era’s increasing embrace of, and demand for, Modern Latin American art has inspired LAMA to create a special section of more than 50 Latin American works for Sunday’s auction. Devoted to paintings, drawings, prints, and sculpture by Latin American modernists including Pedro Coronel, Francisco Zúñiga, and Felipe Castañeda, this exquisite sampling offers the collector a unique opportunity to acquire works from the Bernard and Edith Lewin Collection of Mexican Art being sold by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) to benefit future acquisitions, as well as items from the Estate of Ruth and Dalzell Hatfield.

Peter’s Auction Pick of the Day: Larry Rivers

October 8, 2013

Larry Rivers is one of the last affordable Pop artists left. Recently, Rivers’ works have become more desirable, and thus have achieved higher prices on the market. I believe, eventually, Rivers will join his friends and peers – Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Jasper Johns, and Willem de Kooning – who are among the most coveted artists of the 20th century. Valentine Painting from 1959 has never been exhibited or widely published. Once major Rivers retrospectives are organized, this work will likely be sought after by scholars and institutions. In my opinion, this is one of the finest long-term investments LAMA has ever had the honor to represent.

– Peter Loughrey, Director of Modern & Contemporary Fine Art

Peter’s Auction Pick of the Day: Henryk Stazewski Collage

October 7, 2013

“I have to admit that before this work was offered to me, I was not aware of Henryk Stazewski. Yet after a short time researching his work, I have become a huge fan. His early and passionate interest in the optical arts would influence other progressive European artists such as Richard Anuszkiewicz, Wojciech Fangor and even Bridget Riley. This work from 1961 is far ahead of it’s time and is as relevant today as it was over fifty years ago. As an investment, one has only to compare Untitled (Collage) to similar works that have sold in Europe to understand how reasonable our estimate is.”

– Peter Loughrey, Director of Modern & Contemporary Fine Art

Magdalena Abakanowicz: Backward on Bench

October 4, 2013

Polish artist Magdalena Abakanowicz (b. 1930) transcends medium by deftly transforming fiber and textiles into haunting figures that depict the various states of the human condition. Abakanowicz was instrumental in elevating weaving to an art form and forged unique methods of manipulating fiber to result in massive sculptural forms made from a combination of textiles and metal. In less than ten days, LAMA will offer Backward on Bench (2005), a monumental bronze sculpture from her Backs period during which she exhibited her seated figures on three continents.

Paul Evans: Industrial Chic

October 3, 2013

Paul Evans combined hand-made quality with virtuoso skills in metallurgy to design and execute his furniture. In the October 13, 2013 Modern Art & Design, LAMA will offer a custom bar and bookcase unit (c. 1970) designed at the height of Evans’ career. As his work continues to rise in value, this large-scale, unique design is possibly his most luxurious creation to ever appear on the market.

Baltasar Lobo: Human Balance

October 1, 2013

The October 13, 2013 Modern Art & Design Auction features a diverse collection works that explore the human body. One such work, Torse au Soleil by Baltasar Lobo (1910-1993), transforms the torso into an abstract study of balance and form. Abstraction plays a significant role in his interpretations of the human form, likely influenced by equal parts classical tradition and his modern contemporaries.