san francisco artists

Jewelry by Margaret De Patta

January 11, 2019

After training as a sculptor and painter at the California School of Fine Arts, California native Margaret De Patta, began studying at the New York Arts Students League. It was in New York that the young artist was first immersed in the brand of Modernism that sprung from the influx of European émigré artists in the 1920s New York art scene. It wasn’t until 1929 however, after having returned to San Francisco, that De Patta took to the jewelry medium that would inevitably distinguish her career.

LAMA is pleased to offer 15 lots by artist Margaret De Patta in the February 17, 2019 auction.

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.

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