Sam Francis work on paper

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.

Sam Francis Work on Paper (1956)

September 28, 2012

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.