Richard Dorso

Record Breaking Sale: The Collection of Richard Dorso

October 10, 2011

Yesterday the October 9th auction of The Collection of Richard Dorso had records, bargains, and everything in between. The sale totaled nearly $1.54 million, more than doubling the pre-sale estimate of $657,000, with 100% of the 417 lots sold.  LAMA set new auction records for De Wain Valentine and Roland Reiss, both of whom are currently featured in […]

Peter’s Auction Picks of the Day: October 8th

October 8, 2011

The Look You Love for Less Does this double dip recession have you down to your last three Aston Martins?  Has your maid been forced to fire her personal trainer?  Have you been forced to make the embarrassing switch from single-malt to blended?  At tomorrow’s auction the blue chip names are likely to do as […]

LAST DAY to see Mr. Dorso’s Collection in One Room

October 8, 2011

Photography by Grant Mudford Today is the LAST DAY to preview the entire Collection of Richard Dorso, and the LAST DAY to see David John’s installation! Come to the LAMA Showroom to see 418 lots of paintings, prints, sculpture, lighting, and furniture from Mr. Dorso’s collection.  Today is the last day to see all these […]

Peter’s Auction Picks of the Day: October 7th

October 7, 2011

Five by Tancredi European or Abstract, Expressionism was all the rage in the 1950s when Mr. Dorso bought these outstanding examples of the form by Tancredi Parmeggiani (Lots 33-37).  Only a few true believers might have predicted this genre would endure to become perhaps the most iconic style of the atomic age. Peter loves Tancredi’s art because, […]

Peter’s Auction Picks of the Day: October 6th

October 6, 2011

Turn on, Tune in Today we have a little fun with art you can plug-in, whether it lights up, does a little dance, or something in between. With the flip of a switch, the stained glass window of Lot 80, Bruce Houston’s Untitled (Diorama of Worshippers) lights up from within.  The cheap, prefab school boys […]

Peter’s Auction Picks of the Day: October 5th

October 5, 2011

RICHARD TUTTLE Today’s pick is the Richard Tuttle Untitled from Letters (Lot 218). This work is from the artist’s landmark series of alphabet letters. Each of the letters in the series was abstracted and many of the forms did not resemble actual letters, but this one appears to resemble a “b”. Richard didn’t know what […]

Bob Thompson: Symbolic Expressions

October 4, 2011

Two paintings from 1964 by Bob Thompson are going up on the auction block on October 9, 2011 as part of The Collection of Richard Dorso. During his brief yet prolific career, Bob Thompson (1937-1966) became one of the first African-American painters to be embraced by the art market. The sudden death of Thompson in 1966 […]

Peter’s Auction Pick of the Day: October 4th

October 4, 2011

ALEXIS SMITH Today’s pick is the Alexis Smith Chandlerisms #7 (Lot 162). It’s text and collage and also kind of appropriation art. She is appropriating a phrase from a Chandler novel, illustrating an isolated phrase. There is a whole wall full of them at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, approximately the same size and similar […]