Happy Birthday to Emerson Woelffer!

July 27, 2017

Los Angeles Modern Auctions

Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA) is thrilled to announce participation in Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA. As part of the Getty led initiative, LAMA will present a selection of works by Emerson Woelffer from his time living and working in the Yucatán. Woelffer was born on this day in 1914 and in honor of his birthday, and to celebrate the forthcoming show, LAMA invites you to read further on one of Southern California’s most influential artists and educators.

Hans Burkhardt: Surreal Abstractions

February 5, 2016

Lot 038, Hans Burkhardt, My L.A. (1938)

The singular painting style of Swiss-born artist Hans Burkhardt is praised for its striking fusion of representation, abstraction, and surrealism. A longtime influential presence in Los Angeles art circles, Burkhardt has been called “Goya’s spiritual heir” for his compelling artistic indictments of the brutality of war. On February 21, 2016, LAMA will offer an important early work by Burkhardt, as well as two mid-career paintings from the 1960s.