Sam Francis painting

Sam Francis, A Private Collection

September 19, 2016

Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA)

Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA) is pleased to announce an important collection of five works by leading abstract painter Sam Francis, which will go to auction on October 9, 2016. These remarkable works on paper belonged to one of the artist’s closest confidants. With an outstanding provenance and exhibition history, this is an extraordinary opportunity to collect some of Francis’s best pieces.

Post-Auction Picks from the October 13, 2013 Auction

October 17, 2013

Today, Peter and Dan combine forces to spotlight several amazing lots from last Sunday’s Modern Art & Design Auction that are still available for purchase — all at amazing prices. These iconic works of art and design, from a beautiful Knoll lounge suite, to a masterpiece by Larry Rivers and a Sam Francis work on paper, span an incredibly diverse price range, and are sure to satisfy a variety of buyers.

Peter’s Auction Pick of the Day: Sam Francis on Top of the World

October 5, 2012

Peter’s Auction Pick of the Day – Sam Francis on Top of the World

The year was 1956 and Time magazine deemed Sam Francis, an American of all creatures, to be “the hottest young painter in Paris.” Mainstream America’s ultimate arbiter of taste arrived at this puckish conclusion after the Museum of Modern Art highlighted the youthful creator in its “Twelve Americans” exhibit. During this peak moment, when Francis could do no artistic wrong, he created Untitled (SF56-003) (Lot 228), one of the star attractions in this Sunday’s auction.

LAMA Setting up for Preview!

November 25, 2009

During the past couple of days Peter and his crew have been hanging fine art all around the gallery, and they have now moved on to setting up the furniture. The front room is almost complete with George Nakashima shelves, a Sam Francis painting, Salvador Dali works, an Andy Warhol Xerox print, and a Jerome […]