Artist Spotlight: Edmund Teske

February 7, 2020

Born in Chicago near the turn of the previous century, Edmund Teske first got his hands on a camera as a young boy. Initially studying music, one of Teske’s teachers granted him access to a darkroom and the budding artist developed his earliest prints.

Read more about Edmund Teske in advance of the February 16, 2020 Modern Art & Design Auction.

Photo Focus: 12 Key Lots in May 17 Auction

May 1, 2015


Los Angeles Modern Auctions is pleased to present significant photography in its upcoming May 17, 2015 Modern Art & Design Auction. On offer will be early prints by influential figures in contemporary art. The medium has momentum. Paris Photo 2014 was a great success, and Paris Photo Los Angeles is here this weekend, May 2-3, 2015. LAMA is pleased to offer early prints by David Hockney, Cindy Sherman, Chuck Close, Lee Friedlander, Robert Longo, Richard Misrach, Nicholas Nixon, and William Wegman.

Peter’s Auction Pick of the Day: Photography

October 9, 2014

Los Angeles Modern Auctions is pleased to celebrate the development and history of photography in its October 12, 2014 Modern Art & Design Auction with a range of photographic work from the 1920s to the 2000s, including pieces from Ansel Adams, André Kertész, Edward Weston, Diane Arbus, Robert Mapplethorpe, Sandy Skoglund, and James Casebere. Los Angeles has quickly become a center for photography—no more proof is needed than the highly attended Paris Photo LA, which will enter its third year at the New York Backlot at Paramount Studios in 2015. LAMA is thrilled to be a part of the city’s photographic ambition and appetite by presenting important artworks from the early days of photography to current, contemporary trends.

Photography in Focus: Featured Works in the Upcoming Auction

April 25, 2014

Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA)

The upcoming May 18, 2014 Modern Art & Design Auction features a selection of more than 15 works by famed photojournalists such as André Kertész and Henri Cartier-Bresson to contemporary photographers including Bianca Brunner, Alvin Booth, and Jörg Herold. Additional highlights include two works by Brett Weston (Lot 352) (Lot 353), large-scale digital pigment prints by Chuck Close (Lot 363) and Robert Longo (Lot 364), and four works by Ai Weiwei (Lot 366) (Lot 367) (Lot 368) (Lot 369).

Photography At Auction

April 26, 2013

The much-talked about first edition of Paris Photo LA has not only brought in visitors from around the world to Los Angeles, but the opening last night also created a new energy around town. Photography in general has become increasingly more important in the art market with prices soaring for modern and contemporary works.

The upcoming May 19, 2013 Modern Art & Design Auction features 25 lots of photography, an indicator of the growing photography market. The offerings include works by Sean Scully, Cindy Sherman, Julius Shulman, Jock Sturges, Antoine Verglas, William Wegman, and Man Ray (among others). Highlights include a 1963 photograph by Ruth Bernahrd (Lot 70) and Rescue at Sea, PBY Bristol Gunner by Horace Bristol (Lot 64).

Peter’s Auction Pick of the Day: May 5, 2012

May 5, 2012

Writing about Andy Goldsworthy’s incredible Fall Leaves on Stones in yesterday’s blog inspired me to roll out an All Photography musing today, as this is the finest collection of photos we’ve ever had.

Ann Hamilton Body/Object Series

April 25, 2012

Ann Hamilton seeks to explore the relationship between visual, verbal, and written language. Read more about her Body/Object series.

Edward Burtynsky Surreal Landscapes

April 23, 2012

Photographer Edward Burtynsky has devoted his life’s work to capturing mankind’s impact on the natural world. Read more about two photographs being offered in the May 6th auction.