Peter’s Auction Picks of the Day

Items from the Julius Shulman Estate

December 5, 2009

We are extremely honored to represent several items from the Julius Shulman Estate. Including several rare ceramic works by Beatrice Wood and Gertrud & Otto Natzler. Shulman was close friends with both and was neighbors of the Natzler’s for many decades. For today’s pick, I am featuring a welded metal sculpture by Bernard (Tony) Rosenthal.  […]

LA Modern Auctions Preview Day 4: Peter’s Picks

December 4, 2009

Today’s picks: Lot 286, Arne Jacobsen, Dining table and 4 “Ant” chairs, $5,000 – 6,000 What once was commonly available on the resale market, the “Ant” chair and dinging table, are now increasingly becoming harder to come by.  Arne Jacobsen’s 3 legged “Ant” chair, for example could be easily found in any resale shop handling […]

Peter Voulkos Ceramics

December 3, 2009

American artist of Greek decent, Peter Voulkos (1924-2002) is well known for his abstract expressionist styled ceramics sculptures.  Entrapped in the process of clay-making, Voulkos developed works not with the traditional craft foundation of ceramics, but rather in an experimental way that lead him to treat the medium as pure sculpture. The highly-charged era gave […]

LA Modern Auctions Preview Day 3: Peter’s Picks

December 3, 2009

Peter’s picks for today: Detail of Fontana Sculpture Lucio Fontana “Concetto Spaziale”, Lot 297, estimate $15,000 – 20,000 Lucio Fontana is known for pushing the limits of the materials he worked with. As a painter in search of a third dimension, his most iconic works are canvases with piercings, cuts, or slashes, which create a […]