Pablo Picasso Ceramics

May 17 Auction Recap: Three World Records!

May 20, 2015

Lot 167 Alexander Calder Quatre Blancs 1976

The house was buzzing at the May 17 auction when Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA) realized prices identical to New York auction house results for similar works by Alexander Calder, Andy Warhol, and Pablo Picasso. The top lot was an impressive standing mobile by Alexander Calder that brought $826,250. Additionally, LAMA broke three world auction records for California artists (previously set by LAMA), proving it is the maker of markets as made evident with total auction sales for Sunday’s auction realizing $3 million, selling 119% of the 310 lots by value.

“We are continuing to show the marketplace that sellers no longer have to ship their modern art to New York to get the highest price,” states Peter Loughrey, director of LAMA. “Whether it’s $1,000 or $1,000,000, sellers can get the same price in Los Angeles.”

How Ceramics Put a Smile Back on Picasso’s Face

April 14, 2015

Lot 150, Pablo Picasso, Fish Service, 1947

Picasso’s ceramics are colorful, vibrant, and a delight for the eye to behold. Postwar, the artist found pleasure in painting and molding pottery in the South of France at the Madoura Pottery workshop. Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA) is pleased to present Lot 150, a full Fish Service (26 pieces) produced in 1947, the year the artist began to devote much of his time to ceramics.

Tonight: Antiques Roadshow Season 18 Premier

January 6, 2014

New year, new season!

Check out a sneak preview of Antique Roadshow’s season premier, airing today, Jan. 6 at 8/7C on PBS

We were excited to see a 1955 Madoura oval plate by Picasso, which was previously collecting grease over the owner’s stove, as the premier teaser! Watch the sneak preview to see what this Picasso ceramic was valued at.

Happy Birthday Picasso!

October 25, 2011

Today is Pablo Picasso’s birthday! He was born on October 25, 1881. What better way to celebrate than to unveil three beautiful Picasso ceramics that will be offered in the upcoming December 11, 2011 Important Modern Art & Design Auction. Pablo Picasso Trois sardines Glazed ceramic Madoura 1948 #37 of 200 12.5″ x 15.25″ Numbered […]

March 2011 Auction Catalogue Design & Layout

January 12, 2011

Photography is over. Now it’s time to put all the photographs together. This week we are steadily designing and laying out the March 6, 2011 Modern Art & Design auction catalogue. Here are some highlight shots:

Pablo Picasso Ceramics & Madoura Pottery

September 22, 2010

In 1946, while vacationing in the south of France, Pablo Picasso decided to visit Vallauris, a small village known for its collection of potters who had relocated after World War II. He was so entranced by their annual exhibition that he abandoned his summer vacation to work side by side with the Vallauris potters at the Madoura Pottery workshop. […]