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Just In: A Maloof Cradle

September 16, 2020

Legendary for his exquisite design and craftsmanship, Southern California woodworker Sam Maloof completed his first-ever cradle in 1966. A firm believer in the entanglements of life and craft, Maloof made this first “cradle-hutch” to maximize the small space where his family was living. In the mid-1970s, Maloof introduced his free-standing swinging cradle, which proved to be a more popular design than the hutch…

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Just In: Ruth Waddy’s Children

September 9, 2020

Born and raised in the Midwest, Ruth Waddy moved to Los Angeles during World War II, where she would grow into her identity as an artist, activist, and formidable advocate for the African American art community.

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Just In: A Charles Arnoldi Stick Painting

September 2, 2020

Charles Arnoldi has been a visual problem solver for nearly five decades. As a student at the Chouinard Art Institute in the 1960s, he absorbed the notion that painting’s time had passed and subsequently struggled to land on a painting technique that could encapsulate his creative vision. It was a post-wildfire Malibu fruit-foraging expedition that unexpectedly delivered his next material: sticks.

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Just In: Alexander Calder

August 24, 2020

Calder’s gouache works on paper — his preferred two-dimensional medium — lend insight into how the artist came to create the sculptures and mobiles that have become synonymous with his name. During his yearlong stay in Aix-en-Provence in 1953…

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Just In: Carlos Almaraz’s The Clock Struck Three

July 20, 2020

In The Clock Struck Three, Almaraz decodes the real and unreal through a curious amalgam of silhouettes: figures of men and women cast in abstract forms marching across a scene of chaos, in a frenzied mission to a destination unknown…

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Just In: Carole Feuerman’s Lady Neptune

July 14, 2020

In Lady Neptune, the traditional pose of the female bather is reimagined through an unfiltered lens. Feuerman captures a fleeting moment of meditative activity: the self-care and contemplative pause of a woman who has just finished bathing. The uncanny realism…

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Timed Online Only Auction: How to Bid & FAQ

July 8, 2020

The July 30 – August 9 Modern Art & Design Timed Online Only Auction exclusively accommodates participation using LAMA’s remote bidding platform: bid.lamodern.com. PREVIEW Due to Covid-19 safety measures, previewing is accommodated by appointment only. Preview appointments are available weekdays 9am to 5pm from Thursday, July 30th through Friday, August 7th. To schedule your appointment, […]

Just In: Sam Maloof Rocking Chair

July 7, 2020

A true craftsman in every sense of the word, Sam Maloof created furniture with a soul. His pieces straddle function and beauty, always bearing the intrinsic quality of the human touch. Maloof’s 1973 rocking chair, featured in our upcoming July 30-August 9 Modern Art & Design Timed Online Only Auction, is no exception.

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