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In anticipation of “Pacific Standard Time”, an initiative of The Getty that launches this fall, we are excited to offer many iconic California works in this auction. From paintings and prints, to ceramics and furniture, you will see many similar works in dozens of participating institutions and galleries along the West Coast starting in September. Unique design originals by Neutra, Natzler, Espenet, Maloof, and many others, are quickly disappearing from view in the market and will be increasingly hard to source in the very near future. William “Billy” Haines’ work has often found a happy buyer at LAMA, but we have never before seen a piece actually stamped or marked in any way. Provenance is usually the selling point, but in this sale two pieces that were made for F. Hugh and Mary Herbert, relatively unknown names in Hollywood today, are stamped “DESIGNED BY WM. HAINES”. Other works from this commission include lamps, tables, seating and pictures all selected by Haines at the height of his career. Robert Rauschenberg’s Untitled (Combine) 1958 was created out of intense artistic passion and is infused with care and sensitivity that one only finds in a work made by an artist for a close friend. It is small the way a Fabergé egg is small. Conversely, the actual concept behind the Combines from this period was enormous and is of staggering importance in Modern Art history, with larger examples topping $10 million within the past year. Opportunities to join the club of Combine owners will soon be available only to the ultra-wealthy; don’t miss this chance! Other highlights in our Fine Art offerings include originals by Calder, Appel, Anuskiewicz, Avery, Venard and Botello. Plus works created in California by Pettibone, Cascella, and George Chann to name just a few of the more than three dozen unique works made here. Our effort to offer more photography is evidenced with works by Man Ray, Sugimoto, Sherman, Rauschenberg, Wegman, Serrano and others. Add to this impressive list rare examples of graphics and multiples by Warhol, Lichtenstein, Rosenquist, Picasso and Miro, and you will see why LAMA is fast becoming the preferred auction house on the West Coast.

As always, we hope you will enjoy this latest selection of Design and Art as much as we have.

PETER LOUGHREY, DIRECTOR

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June 26, 2011 Modern Art & Design Auction  

The June 26, 2011 Modern Art & Design Auction will feature a number of highlights including a rare Robert Rauschenberg Combine from 1958, a...

June 26, 2011 Modern Art & Design Auction  

The June 26, 2011 Modern Art & Design Auction will feature a number of highlights including a rare Robert Rauschenberg Combine from 1958, a...

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