As collectors increasingly move toward finding lower-priced works by recognized name artists, they are also increasingly poking around regional auctions. Los Angeles Modern Art announces its March sale that includes a number of works owned by estates in the area. Among the 400 art and design lots there are number of highly sought after names like Bertoia, Haring, Ruscha, Sam Francis and Jean-Paul Riopelle.

Here’s a partial list the firm provided for the sale:


  • Sam Francis, Untitled (SFF.535) (1969-1970), est. $250,000-350,000
  • Keith Haring, Untitled #3 (1988), est. $150,000-200,000
  • Ed Ruscha, Zip Rooster (1994), est. $150,000-200,000
  • Sam Francis, Untitled (SF 53-101) (1953-1954), est. $150,000-200,000
  • Alma Thomas, Spring Flowers in Washington D.C. (1969), est. $125,000-175,000
  • Harry Bertoia, Bush (c. 1975), est. $100,000-150,000
  • Jenny Holzer, The Living Series: There is a period when it is clear…(1989), est. $60,000-90,000
  • Jean-Paul Riopelle, Kenavo (1962), est. $50,000-70,000
  • Chris Burden, 747, Bed Piece and Prelude to 220 or 110 (1971-1973), est. $50,000-70,000

Top Design Lots Never Before Offered At Auction:

  • Sam Maloof, Executive Desk (executed 1968), est. $40,000-60,000
  • George Nakashima, Triple Sliding Door Room Divider (executed 1977), est. $35,000-50,000
  • Sam Maloof, Dining Table (executed c. 1968), est. $25,000-35,000
Sam Francis, SF53-101 (150-200k)
Sam Francis, SF53-101 (150-200k)