LAMA is immensely pleased to offer Isamu Noguchi’s exceptional and rare Chess Table—first designed for “The Imagery of Chess,” a 1944 exhibit at the Julien Levy Gallery in New York organized by Marcel Duchamp and Max Ernst. Peter Loughrey discusses this seminal exhibit and Noguchi’s contribution to it: “The table is not only a seminal work in the development of organic modernism…it also embodies a perfect union of art and design, being, as it is, sculptural and functional at once.”
Though best known as the last and youngest member of the Surrealist group that convened in Paris in the 1930s, Gordon Onslow Ford was no stranger to the Bay Area vanguard, either. Between 1947 and 1959, Onslow Ford made his studio aboard the S.S. Vallejo, a decommissioned ferry docked in Sausalito, which he shared with the Greek collagist and poet Jean Varda. Together the two made the vessel a salon of sorts—a floating clubhouse for an astonishingly diverse group of artists and writers, from Beat poets to members of the Bay Area Figurative movement.
Antiques Roadshow Moment Sometimes we get the opportunity as an auctioneer to share our insight and knowledge with a client. This is one benefit of being in a business where it is beneficial to give information freely. The Roberto Matta drawing, one of the 50 lots from the Collection of James Byrnes to be offered […]
Count down till the March 6, 2011 Modern Art & Design Auction: 16 days From Sottsass and Calder to Matta and Bertoia, the March 6th auction is full of fresh property from important estates. Go to the LAMA website to view all the lots with complete listings. To bid, please fill out the LAMA Bid […]