July 31, 2019
Just In: Leo Casteill 90th Birthday Portfolio
Considered one of the most influential figures in twentieth century art history, Leo Castelli is credited with bringing American minimalism and Pop art to Europe and convincing a wider audience of the movements’ value and significance.
Read more about this portfolio in advance of our October 20, 2019 Modern Art & Design auction
May 24, 2018
Primarily known for his sensational novels and loose, albeit reluctant association with the Beat Generation, American writer William S. Burroughs was also an accomplished visual artist who produced a large body of innovative work over the course of his long career. In his capacity as an artist, Burroughs collaborated on a number of important projects with artists of a diverse range of styles, including Keith Haring, George Condo, and Robert Rauschenberg. Burroughs’ devil-may-care paintings, spoken-word performances, and multi-media collaborations have been just as wildly influential as his equally audacious writings, and continue to impact a wide range of artists working in different media to this day.
December 20, 2017
Robert Rauschenberg had a soft spot for works and processes that embraced the ephemeral, both conceptually and in practice. Like each of the works in the Hoarfrostseries, ‘Pull (from Hoarfrost Editions),’ which LAMA is delighted to include in the February 25, 2018 Modern Art & Design Auction, explores themes of an elusive, fleeting nature. The translucent, gauzy layers of delicate, gossamer-like cloth and the barely legible, yet not entirely unrecognizable imagery of this piece all point to themes of transience and transcendence.
December 12, 2012
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.
December 6, 2012
The cover lot for LAMA’s 20th Anniversary Auction [Part Two], Lattice, is a rare mixed media work from Robert Rauschenberg’s groundbreaking Hoarfrost series. This pristine example from 1975 is the centerpiece in a mini survey of the artist’s work that includes many of his greatest hits created at Gemini G.E.L. in Los Angeles.
October 22, 2012
Today marks the birthday of the Pop-pioneer Robert Rauschenberg (1925 – 2008) – happy birthday!
September 17, 2012
Last Call to Consign to LAMA’s 20th Anniversary Auction [Part Two]!
Consignment deadline has been extended to: Thursday, September 27, 2012
June 13, 2011
Rauschenberg Combines being snapped up by institutions and top collections In the past year key Combine works have traded hands in the $10 million plus range; the Combine “Studio Painting”, 1960-61, sold at Christie’s in May 2010 for $11 million, and “Short Circuit”, 1955, was purchased by the Art Institute of Chicago this month for […]