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.
Sam Francis work on paper
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 has the great honor to offer a vibrant work on paper by Sam Francis from 1956 in the upcoming October 7th auction. Untitled (SF56-003) has never been on the market, and was purchased directly from Sam Francis on June 17, 1970. In addition, this work comes with a copy of the original invoice from the artist, and presents a rare opportunity to acquire a fresh work of art from Francis’ early period.