Ruth Asawa Wire Sculpture

Peter’s Auction Pick of the Day: Ruth Asawa

June 5, 2018

Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA), June 10, 2018 Modern Art Design Auction

A native Californian, pioneering artist Ruth Asawa (1926 – 2013) began creating art while detained in Japanese-American internment camps. Born to Japanese immigrants in Norwalk, California, Asawa was no stranger to hard work and the large body of sculptures, public installations, and drawings that she created over the course of her career are testament to her work ethic. LAMA is pleased to offer an Asawa sculpture in the June 10, 2018 Modern Art & Design auction.

Peter’s Auction Pick of the Day: Ruth Asawa Complex Hanging Sculpture

February 17, 2014

Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA)

The February 23, 2014 Modern Art & Design Auction features one of the most impressive sculptures to ever come through the LAMA showroom. Ruth Asawa’s seven-lobed hanging sculpture, Untitled S.437 (1956), is a beautiful example of the artist’s dedication to her craft and pioneering experiments in wire sculpture. Not only is this a custom, unique design, but it was born from a mutual bond between two sensitive artists.

Just In: Ruth Asawa Complex Hanging Sculpture

November 19, 2013

Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA) is pleased to announce that a Ruth Asawa multilobed hanging sculpture from c. 1956, Untitled S.437 (Hanging, Seven-Lobed, Two-Part Continuous Form within a Form with Two Small Spheres), will go to auction on February 23, 2014. Estimated at $300,000 – 500,000, this complex hanging work, measuring nearly 9 feet, will be offered on the market for the first time since it was commissioned in mid-1950s.