50th Auction!

Los Angeles Modern Auctions.

I just received the catalog today in the mail for LAMA's 50th Auction. I can't even begin to tell you the amount of art, design, and craft they have managed to collect for their upcoming 50th auction. Take a look at the online catalog here...

Peter Loughrey is the founder and director of LAMA, and has steadily been producing ambitious auctions since 1992. LAMA recently co-sponsored one of my favorite local exhibitions:
Gaetano Pesce’s first solo West Coast exhibition, “Pieces from a Larger Puzzle” at the Italian Cultural Center. (Go here to read more about that event.)

The preview is right around the corner, so mark your calendars..

"The October 17, 2010 Modern Art & Design Auction will be LAMA’s 50th auction since opening 1992. This landmark auction will feature fresh, first-time offerings of important 20th century Fine Art, Design and Furniture.

Highlights will include a strong selection of Fine Art, such as original works by Pablo Picasso, Ed Ruscha, Bernard Buffet, Niki de Saint Phalle, and John McLaughlin, as well as rare fine prints and multiples by David Hockney, Claude Lalanne, Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein. Also, a collection of five Gertrud and Otto Natzler ceramics will trade hands for the first time since original purchase in the 1950s, one of which is a very large exhibition piece with the desirable volcanic glaze. The auction also includes a rare table by Diego Giacometti and a large selection of Architectural Pottery."

two lots from the upcoming auction:
1. Pablo Picasso
, Tete de Satyr (Head of a Satyr) 1960
Colored crayon on paper Signed lower right and dated lower left "10.4.60"
Sold with copies of sales receipts and original photocertificate and letter from Claude Ruiz-Picasso. This work has recently been examined by John Richardson who reconfirmed the authenticity.

2. Gertrud & Otto Natzler Glazed Bowl Studio circa 1958 Ceramic bowl with green and brown crater glaze with drop Signed "Natzler"