LAMA adds three rarely offered Grossman pieces to 20th anniversary Modern sale

LOS ANGELES — After an exceptional sale in October, and due to a steady influx of modern material, Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA) announces Part Two of the 20th Anniversary Auction, which is scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, at 12 p.m. (PST).

This expertly curated auction of 436 lots features a rare chess table by Isamu Noguchi complete with sculpted aluminum tray and original finish; more than 10 works by Robert Rauschenberg, including “Lattice (Hoarfrost),” a unique textile collage from 1975; an Alexander Calder brooch and a Jean Arp brooch, each with outstanding provenance; in addition to a group of 15 American Arts & Crafts designs, the majority of which were gifts from Max Palevsky, to be sold by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) to benefit future acquisitions. The sale also features a comprehensive grouping of more than 50 lots of Art Deco furniture, lighting and decorative objects from circa 1920 to 1940.

Additional fine art highlights include a selection of Hard Edge School paintings, including four works by Karl Benjamin; as well as prints and multiples by Joan Miró, Tom Wesselmann, Richard Diebenkorn and Andy Warhol, including the latter artist’s “Vote McGovern,” “Truman Capote,” “Jane Fonda” and “Mick Jagger.”

Design highlights include a Greta Grossman table, bookshelf and floor lamp, a selection of 13 designs by Gustav Stickley, a George Nakashima coffee table, an R.M. Schindler chair from the Sachs apartment, a Boris Lacroix tea set and a K.E.M. Weber chair from the Sommer commission, as well as a Jean Royère table for Gouffé.

For more information on Los Angeles Modern Auctions and its Dec. 16 sale, visit www.lamodern.com or call 323-904-1950.

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