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Just In: Kiki Smith’s Banshee Pearls

June 30, 2020

Through her fearless approach to material and process, Kiki Smith has contributed a body of work that spans four decades, pushing the boundaries of the social, sexual and political aspects of human nature.

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Just In: A Ghostly Standard

June 16, 2020

There are few artists who can transform something as ordinary and familiar as a gas station into a symbol of the American landscape. Ruscha’s Ghost Station, 2011, is the artist’s most recent iteration of the Standard Station motif. Here we are presented with a colorless echo of what came before it; the embossed picture is outlined to expose a now familiar image and reaffirms the mutable status of what has become a touchstone for Ruscha for nearly five decades.

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Specialist Selects: Hamilton Press

June 10, 2020

Born from the partnership of Ed Ruscha and master printer Ed Hamilton, Hamilton Press has been printing artist editions from Venice, CA, since 1990, emerging as an influential conduit of printmaking in Los Angeles and contemporary art at large. “Ed Hamilton had a hand in printing with almost all of the big artists coming out of L.A. from the ‘60s onwards,” explains LAMA Specialist Clo Pazera…

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Online Only Timed Auction: How to Bid & FAQ

May 31, 2020

The June 7-14, 2020 Modern Art & Design Auction is a timed, online only auction that exclusively accommodates participation using LAMA’s remote bidding platform: bid.lamodern.com. Q: How do I participate?To participate from your mobile phone or tablet, you must download LAMA’s bidding app through the iTunes store or Google Play store by searching “LAModern” or […]

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Online Only Timed Auction: How to Bid & FAQ

April 27, 2020

The May 3-10, 2020 Online Only Auction is a timed auction that exclusively accommodates participating in LAMA’s remote bidding platform.

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Just In: Wayne Thiebaud’s Four Cakes

April 7, 2020

Four Cakes (from Recent Etchings I) (1979), which we are proud to present in our upcoming 2020 Modern Art & Design Auction, not only depicts Wayne Thiebaud’s most recognizable iconography, but demonstrates his commitment to rigorous experimentation. This work stands as a quintessential model of Thiebaud’s most critical artistic inquiries, both in its content and its form.

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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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