Richard Dorso Auction at LAMA

I got an email from my fellow blogger and interior designer, David John (of the fabulous you have been here sometime) letting me know he has curated a temporary exhibition space for LAMA’s upcoming auction. I was intrigued, natch, so I clicked on over to LAMA’s site and was totally wowed. I had no idea about this auction, Mr. John, so thanks for the hook up!

The collection being sold is that of Richard Dorso, a power player in the Los Angeles midcentury entertainment scene, and the sale is timed to coincide with Pacific Standard Time. While Mr. Dorso’s works don’t fall exactly within the confines of the PST range (1945-1980), LAMA has chosen to focus instead on “what a typical collector was interested in during this period”. I approve!

Check out this shot of the Dorso’s home from the catalogue. How I love a place just chockfull of art on every surface! It’s crazy and exhuberant and passionate to me.
I am looking forward to seeing Mr. John’s tableaux incorporating pieces from the sale. Here’s a little taste:
And then of course, there is the sale itself. Previews run through October 8th. Sale starts at noon on October 9th. Ummm, count me in!
Ex-squeeze me? It’s like a hit parade of all my favorites. Vasa! Kelly! Purchases will be made, I can assure you. And I will close with the preface to the catalogue written by Norman Lear. It makes all of the items just that much sweeter. Enjoy!

All images courtesy of LAMA and David John

18 comments on “Richard Dorso Auction at LAMA

  1. Wow, the art and the installation look incredible. totally inspiring!

  2. rebecca braverman on said:

    Team Vasa! I am in the middle of packing boxes to move and this has me wishing I was spending my time buying art instead!

  3. I thought I was dying over the art, but I really fell in love with Norman Lear’s description of his best friend. It seems extra-sweet and dear to me when men are so open about the significance of their friendships. Cannot wait to see what you buy!!

  4. I checked out the preview a couple of weeks ago and registered to bid. Let’s hope we’re not going after the same pieces!

  5. Molly LuetkemeyerMolly Luetkemeyer on said:

    seriously!

  6. Molly LuetkemeyerMolly Luetkemeyer on said:

    isn’t that the truth. & it just killed me…

  7. Wow, the art and the installation look incredible. totally inspiring!

  8. Molly LuetkemeyerMolly Luetkemeyer on said:

    isn’t that the truth. & it just killed me…

  9. Wow, the art and the installation look incredible. totally inspiring!

  10. rebecca braverman on said:

    Team Vasa! I am in the middle of packing boxes to move and this has me wishing I was spending my time buying art instead!

  11. I thought I was dying over the art, but I really fell in love with Norman Lear’s description of his best friend. It seems extra-sweet and dear to me when men are so open about the significance of their friendships. Cannot wait to see what you buy!!

  12. I checked out the preview a couple of weeks ago and registered to bid. Let’s hope we’re not going after the same pieces!

  13. Molly LuetkemeyerMolly Luetkemeyer on said:

    seriously!

  14. Molly LuetkemeyerMolly Luetkemeyer on said:

    isn’t that the truth. & it just killed me…

  15. I checked out the preview a couple of weeks ago and registered to bid. Let’s hope we’re not going after the same pieces!

  16. Molly LuetkemeyerMolly Luetkemeyer on said:

    seriously!

  17. rebecca braverman on said:

    Team Vasa! I am in the middle of packing boxes to move and this has me wishing I was spending my time buying art instead!

  18. I thought I was dying over the art, but I really fell in love with Norman Lear’s description of his best friend. It seems extra-sweet and dear to me when men are so open about the significance of their friendships. Cannot wait to see what you buy!!

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