Tag Archives: Modern Design
LACMA’s Decorative Arts & Design Council invites you to a special lecture and book signing by world-renowned graphic designer Irma Boom.
Irma Boom will be speaking about her career, the place of books in contemporary society, and her experience designing LACMA’s Handbook of California Design.
The event takes place on Thursday, May 30th at 7 p.m. — RSVP while there are still seats left!Continue Reading >> May 24, 2013
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Today, Peter and Dan combine forces to spotlight several amazing lots from last Sunday’s record-breaking auction that are still available for purchase — all at amazing prices. The lots Peter and Dan highlight are just the tip of the iceberg. Please see our complete list of unsold lots.Continue Reading >> May 23, 2013
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The May 19, 2013 auction broke world records for a work by Vija Celmins, the highest price achieved at auction for a work on canvas by the artist, and a work by Joe Goode, which set a new world auction record for any work by the artist.
LAMA achieved a new company record for total sales, realizing $3.46 million and selling 120% of the 469 lots by value. Sunday’s auction firmly establishes LAMA’s position as an international marketplace for Modern Art & Design.Continue Reading >> May 21, 2013
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It is impossible to imagine today, but back in 1951 the concept of the “coffee table” was still relatively new. The September 1951 issue of Sunset magazine even boasts an article titled “How do you use a coffee table?” These now ubiquitous objects were at one time so modern that people literally needed an instruction manual.
By a stroke of luck, today I’m able to engage in everyone’s favorite game of Compare and Contrast since this Sunday’s auction features two coffee tables designed by J. R. Davidson from the Kingsley residence.Continue Reading >> May 16, 2013
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Peter Loughrey will be on Antiques Roadshow tonight – Seattle Hour 1 – and he will be live tweeting for the duration of the show.
Follow @LAModernAuction and @RoadshowPBS on Twitter to get Peter’s unique perspective and expertise. Live tweeting starts tonight at 7:45 p.m. (PST).
To see Peter in action and the modern marvel he is appraising, be sure to set your DVRs for the PBS Antiques Roadshow on Monday, May 13, 2013 (8 p.m. PST). Check out your local listings.Continue Reading >> May 13, 2013
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Richard Artschwager (1923-2013) straddled many genres of art throughout his career, from Pop to Minimalism to Neo- Minimalism. With two retrospectives at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Artschwager is internationally known for his sculptures “that mimicked actual objects while simultaneously betraying their identity as artistic illusions.” He learned these skills about a decade before his furniture was intended as fine art. To support his family, Artschwager worked as a furniture maker, and then opened his own workshop in the early 1950s. LAMA is pleased to offer a rare Artschwager desk that was not only exhibited in 1957, but also survived a workshop fire a year later. Artschwager continued receiving furniture commissions throughout the 50s and early 60s, but 1958 marked the moment when he left a successful furniture practice and turned definitively to art. This rare desk will go up for auction on May 19, 2013.Continue Reading >> May 3, 2013
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Pre-order the May 19, 2013 Modern Art & Design Auction Catalogue
Highlights in the Modern Art & Design Auction include paintings by Vija Celmins, Billy Al Bengston, and Karl Benjamin, as well as prints by Andy Warhol, David Hockney, Ed Ruscha, and John Baldessari. Design highlights include a selection of rare Serge Mouille lighting, Gio Ponti ceramics, a Richard Artschwager desk from 1957, a grouping of Nakashima designs, as well as ceramics by Glen Lukens, Peter Voulkos, Robert Arneson, and Ken Price.Continue Reading >> April 18, 2013
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