Text art

Just In: Ed Ruscha, In Silhouette

April 3, 2020

In the mid-1980s Ruscha shifted away from the text-based work that he is so commonly associated with and began working on a series of paintings and prints that featured silhouetted objects and figures, toying with the visuality of film noir. We are pleased to be presenting three works featuring these subjects — Hourglass (1988), Spattership (1990), and Untitled (1989) — in our next Modern Art & Design Auction.

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Just In: A Timely Sculpture by Jenny Holzer

November 30, 2016

Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA)

Los Angeles Modern Auctions is delighted to announce the upcoming sale of an iconic bench by Jenny Holzer, whose text-based work is among the most recognizable in contemporary art today. Dubbed a member of the Pictures Generation, along with peers like Barbara Kruger and Cindy Sherman, Holzer appropriates the language of mass media as a means of questioning the implicit assumptions which circulate in contemporary society. This striking piece will be available in our March 5, 2017 Modern Art & Design Auction.