All creative individuals–be they writers, dancers, musicians, or movie stars–hope to have their work appreciated by a large and diverse audience. Visual artists face a dilemma in this regard. Their abilities are assessed, their critical reputations are established, and the market for their work is based on individual creations such as paintings and sculptures. These are exhibited for a short while in an art gallery, then (with luck) disappear into a private collection, and may eventually–in the cases of artists with exceptional talent (and, perhaps, even more luck)–end up on permanent public display in museums. Los Angeles Modern Auctions Director Peter Loughrey highlights choice and collectible lots on offer at auction this Sunday by Picasso, Roy Lichtenstein, Annie Leibovitz, and Fernando & Humberto Campana.
Picasso’s ceramics are colorful, vibrant, and a delight for the eye to behold. Postwar, the artist found pleasure in painting and molding pottery in the South of France at the Madoura Pottery workshop. Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA) is pleased to present Lot 150, a full Fish Service (26 pieces) produced in 1947, the year the artist began to devote much of his time to ceramics.