LAMA Director of Modern Design and Fine Art Peter Loughrey sums up the best of the May 22, 2016 Modern Art & Design Auction underdogs – “For one reason or another, there are sometimes pieces offered in our sales that, as they say in the movie business, don’t find their audience. Here are several that I believe deserve a second look.” Peter’s Post-Auction Picks include works by Norman Bluhm, Hans Wegner, Arthur Espenet Carpenter, Richard Neutra, and Robert Sonneman.
The world of design is about the constant search for a better mousetrap, and New York lighting designer Robert Sonneman’s rare and striking 1974 L’Arc floor lamp is a perfect example of the art of improvement. Since the beginning of his career in the 1960s, Sonneman has been one of the most prolific American lighting designers of the past 50 years. Los Angeles Modern Auctions is pleased to offer Lot 66, L’Arc, in its May 17 auction.