On Valentine’s Day, thoughts turn to romance. At LAMA, it strikes us how often the bonds of affection—most prominently among husband-and-wife teams—have shaped the best in modern art and design, and no couple worked so seamlessly and with such symmetry as the groundbreaking ceramicists Gertrud and Otto Natzler. On February 21, twelve lots of Natzler pottery go to auction in LAMA’s Modern Art & Design Auction.
LAMA’s May 17, 2015 Modern Art & Design Auction was a rousing success with battling bidders, new world record auction prices, and total sales of $3 million. It’s not too late to join the fun, as several important and highly collectible works by the greatest names in modern and contemporary fine art and design are still available for purchase. Peter Loughrey, LAMA’s director and curator of the auction, has chosen six pieces from this group to highlight—masterful works of art by Agnes Martin, Cindy Sherman, and Jenny Holzer; as well as seminal designs by Rudolph M. Schindler, Hans Wegner, and ceramists Gertrud and Otto Natzler.