Paul McCarthy

Peter’s Auction Pick of the Day: Contemporary Art

October 8, 2014


Los Angeles Modern Auctions is pleased to present a selection of contemporary artworks ranging from the early 60s to the late 90s, both local and national, and from established and emerging artists in its October 12, 2014 Modern Art & Design Auction. Peter’s Picks for today include a strong roster of Los Angeles artists, including Joe Goode, Mike Kelley, Paul McCarthy, and Chris Burden. Also on offer is an intriguing photograph from New York appropriationist Sherrie Levine, as well as appropriation works by Richard Pettibone and Andy Warhol.

Provocateur Paul McCarthy: A Group of Works

September 9, 2014

Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA)

Artist Paul McCarthy takes the philosophies and characters that Americans hold most dear and lampoons them in sculpture, performance, and video works. LAMA is pleased to offer a selection of exemplary works in the upcoming October 12, 2014 Modern Art & Design Auction, including a large-scale photograph from McCarthy’s landmark Tokyo Santa performance, a group of four black and white polaroids, and a work on paper from Rosamund Felsen Gallery.

Informal Illuminations: A Survey of Works by Jason Rhoades

May 7, 2013

Northern-California born artist Jason Rhoades died of an accidental drug overdose at the age of 41, a year short of his critically acclaimed show at the 52nd Venice Biennale in 2007. A mere seven years before his death, the artist had exhibited at the 48th Venice Biennale with co-collaborator and friend, Paul McCarthy. Like Jeff Koons and Bruce Nauman that came before him, Jason Rhoades was not afraid to use industrial, commercial, and pre-fabricated materials such as neon, fiberglass, projectors, and other common objects to produce audaciously imposing and grand-scale installations. Read more about three works by Rhoades — two neon works and a book — that will go up for auction on May 19, 2013.