The May 18 Modern Art & Design Auction features five works by Los Angeles artist John Altoon (1925-1969). Before his untimely death at the age of 43, Altoon developed a post-modern style that was only outsized by his magnetic personality. His drawings and paintings depict Surrealist and Abstract Expressionist renderings of playful, erotic, and bizarre subjects. In anticipation of LACMA’s retrospective of John Altoon, we are excited to offer five original works by the artist.
We are in the process of gearing up for the next LAMA Auction, and to make this auction better than the last, we are calling for your Modern Art, Design and Furniture! If you have a single piece to an entire estate of Modern and/or Contemporary material ranging from fine art, design, and sculpture, to […]
Yesterday afternoon, as members of the LACMA Decorative Arts and Design Council, we took exclusive tours of two Lloyd Wright houses and the legendary Castillo del Lago. The first Lloyd Wright house we visited was the Lloyd Wright Studio on Doheny Drive in West Hollywood. The exterior cement surrounding the house has been recently restored, […]
In the February 2010 issue of the Antiques Roadshow Insider Peter Loughrey is mentioned in an article titled “A Complete, Honest Pot” about Vivika and Otto Heino written by Pete Prunkl. The article discusses the lives of the Heino’s and an in depth analysis of their artistic style as 20th Century American potters. Peter Loughrey states […]
Last night we attended the highly anticipated opening of Art Los Angeles Contemporary at the Pacific Design Center. Over 50 galleries were represented in individual booths, each showcasing their hottest works. The space was packed with all sorts of people from artists and dealers to decorators and collectors. The amount of art was a bit […]
Lately we have been very focused on the material from the A. Quincy Jones collection, and today a LAMA Blog reader brought even more A. Quincy Jones information to our attention. After scouring the internet for a basic background on the Brastoff Ceramics Factory, I completely forgot about A. Quincy Jones’ personal portfolio of his […]
After more rummaging through the assortment of books from the A. Quincy Jones collection, I stumbled upon this interesting magazine called “The Business of Building”. This particular copy is the Research Village issue from 1955 and is stapled into sections that Elaine Jones put together for her press book of A. Quincy Jones’ post-war housing […]
I was perusing old articles and I found an LA Times article on the history of LAMA, how Peter and Shannon met, and how they run the business today (well as of 1999). Definitely worth a revisit. Check out the article here.