steve roden

February 21 Auction Recap: A LAMA Company Record!

February 24, 2016

February 21, 2016 Auction, Peter Loughrey & Richard Prince

On Sunday, LAMA set a new company record, selling a single work for the highest price in the company’s 23-year history; Richard Prince’s Bedtime Story (1988) from the seminal Monochromatic Jokes paintings series realized $1.585 million. LAMA additionally set world auction records for artists and designers Mary Corse, Fred Eversley, John Lautner, James Gill, Steve Roden, and Joe Brainard. LAMA realized $5 million in total auction sales on February 21, selling 116% of the 419 lots by value. “Record-setting prices have convinced some important collectors to act locally instead of sending works to New York, which used to be the norm,” stated Peter Loughrey, Director of Modern Design & Fine Art. “The Richard Prince sale underscores our growing strength in the field of contemporary art and demonstrates LAMA’s ability to offer West Coast collectors expanded opportunities to buy and sell.”

The Painted Word: Q+A with Artist Steve Roden

February 19, 2016

Lot 395, Steve Roden, the silent world (retract & disappear) (2001-2002)

Respected by critics as much as his peers, the Pasadena-based artist Steve Roden has been a longtime fixture in the electronic music scene and is admired for interpreting non-visual mediums—from music to literature—in abstract, visual forms conceived as paintings and installations. A featured lot in LAMA’s February 21st auction is his painting the silent world (retract and disappear), a signal work made between 2001 and 2002 from a series first shown at the Susan Vielmetter Gallery in Los Angeles. We spoke to Roden about it.