San Francisco art

Just In: Dramatic Nathan Oliveira Painting

June 5, 2017

Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA)

LAMA is delighted to announce the inclusion of an outstanding painting by celebrated artist Nathan Oliveira in our Fall 2017 Modern Art & Design Auction – the 25th anniversary auction. Crossing the line between figuration and abstraction, Oliveira’s loosely-painted works often depict lone figures or animals in landscapes. With its central abstract figure and mysterious, cloudy backdrop, ‘Untitled, Standing Figure #1’ (1990) is a classic example of Oliveira’s oeuvre.

Peter’s Auction Pick of the Day: Bruce Conner

February 26, 2015

 Lot 266, Bruce Conner, Slides from light shows with the North American Ibis Alchemical Company (8), c. 1967

Somewhat elusive, Conner defied categorization. Driven by a questing intelligence, he embraced various art forms ranging from film to assemblage, drawing, collage, and photography. He is known best for his complex and affecting experimental films. Conner’s quick-paced, montage laden cinematic works have won a place in both film and art history; his works are found in the collections of the Whitney Museum
 of American Art, New York; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Museum of Modern Art, New York; among other institutions. Conner enthusiasts–who reference his early film, Cosmic Ray (1961), featuring the music of Ray Charles, and later collaborations with alt-rock icons, such as David Byrne and the band Devo–argue that he is the father of the music video.

LAMA goes to San Francisco

September 25, 2009

Peter made the trek up to San Francisco this weekend to respresent LAMA in the San Francisco 20th Century Modernism Show & Sale. Take a look at our booth! A wall of beautiful Picasso ceramics, tapestries by Vasarely and Calder, and a unique writing desk by Diego Giacometti make the space inviting and pure modern.