Sheila Hicks

Peter’s Auction Pick of the Day: Sheila Hicks

May 19, 2016

Lot 200, Sheila Hicks, Untitled, 1975“Getting to spend time with Sheila Hicks’s 1975 fiber construction has been a continual source of enjoyment since it was mounted on the wall of our showroom,” states LAMA’s Director of Modern Design & Fine Art, Peter Loughrey. “Few pieces in my experience have had such a captivating presence.” Peter fleshes out this work’s magnetism, from its unique context to its scale and honesty.

Sheila Hicks: The Enigma

April 19, 2016

Sheila Hicks, Untitled (1975) May 22, 2016

The art of Sheila Hicks defies simple categorization. Hicks began making monumental wall hangings for installation in public spaces in the 1960s. They have been commissioned for buildings by such architectural giants of the past fifty years as Eero Saarinen, Ricardo Legorreta, and Kevin Roche. Rarely do they become available to the private collector. LAMA’s May 22, 2016 Modern Art & Design Auction will feature a 1975 architectural commission composed of cotton and applied wrapped cordage: a stunning example of Hicks’s genius.

20 Years Later, the LAMA Market Is Stronger Than Ever

October 9, 2012

LAMA is pleased to announce our 20th Anniversary Modern Art & Design Auction, held on October 7, 2012, realized nearly $2.9 million to become one of our highest grossing sales ever. Over 300 lots sold at or above their pre-sale estimates, showing a strong demand for expertly chosen modern and contemporary works. Selling 87% of the 530 lots by value, Sunday’s auction firmly establishes LAMA as the market leader for Modern Art & Design on the West Coast.