On Sunday, LAMA established new world auction prices for the work of artists Mary Corse, Fred Eversley, James Gill, and Joe Brainard, as well as the architect and designer John Lautner. That day, our company also reached a new top sales mark when Richard Prince’s 1988 painting Bedtime Story sold for $1.58 million. For all the fanfare, there are a few incredible pieces left that might have missed your attention. Peter Loughrey, LAMA’s Director of Modern Design & Fine Art, describes four impressive fine art and design examples you don’t want to miss out on!
The LAMA showroom’s west wall is adorned with ten stunning works by Robert Rauschenberg, all of which remain in exceptional condition. My pick today is this group of works from one of Rauschenberg’s most prolific periods of experimentation, including the works Lattice (Hoarfrost) (Lot 102), Sling Shots #8 (Lot 106), and Samarkand Stitches #III (Lot 107). Click to read more about this diverse group of Rauschenberg works.
It’s a rare gift when an auction house has the opportunity to exhibit a representative sampler–or flight if you will–of the paintings, lithographs, drawings, photographs, and photographic collages of David Hockney. In all there are nine terrific Hockney works on display for Sunday’s auction, which alone are worth a visit to LAMA.