The Leland Little Prints, Multiples & Photographs Department has had the distinction of selling prints, multiples, and photographs by some of the most renowned artists in the world. Andy Warhol, Alexander Calder, Pablo Picasso, Ansel Adams, Alfred Stieglitz and others have all made their way through our gallery. Viewing fine art prints, multiples and photographs by these artists, because of the immediacy of the medium, can feel like having a personal conversation with artists whose prominence otherwise keeps them at arm's length.
Prints & Multiples / Photographs Director
Lauren Sanford holds a Ph.D. in Art History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a BA in Spanish from Davidson College. Her art experience encompasses many aspects of the art world, from curatorial work at the Ackland Art Museum to previous auction experience with Sotheby's New York and Sotheby's Palm Beach. Lauren is currently a member of the National Advisory Board for the Ackland Art Museum and the Art Collection Advisory Committee for Davidson College and she is a contributing writer to the Arts section of A Sharp Eye. In her time at Leland Little Auctions, Lauren has guided the Prints & Multiples Department to several international auction records, including a set of Alexander Calder's Bicentennial Tapestries.
Artists, as a rule, don't like to be boxed in. The desire for unfettered creative self-realization comes with the artistic territory. A long list of household-name artists have had a creative side-hustle, such as the ceramics of Pablo Picasso. In our Signature Spring Auction on Saturday, March 13th, we are offering five lots of Picasso's ceramics.
Our upcoming Signature Summer Auction will feature a selection of lithographs by Georges Braque, all depicting the dominant theme of his later work: birds. In advance of the auction, we explore five facts about these avian works by one of France's most significant 20th century artists.
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Anthony & Davida Artis base their art collection on the three things that are most important to them: faith, family, and African American faces.
Select stanzas from the iconic poem by author Margaret Walker, with accompanying lithographs by artist Elizabeth Catlett for the 1992 special artist's edition of the poem.
A great eye is rarely confined to a single category. For Sterling Boyd, the synthesis of his extensive knowledge and impeccable style was a personal collection of art and antiques that brought together beauty and history.
We love a good piece of art on the wall as much as anyone. But while we can appreciate art in an aesthetic vacuum, the stories behind the works are what really bring them to life. So to give ample dimension to the art in our Modern Art & Design auction, we made you a trivia treasure hunt around some of the standout works that were offered.
With her groundbreakingly simple sumi-e works and lithographs, Toko Shinoda, who passed away this March just three weeks shy of her 108th birthday, used classic technique to create revolutionary Japanese art.
"Diego was a catalyst in the literal sense of the word: something that precipitates or facilitates a change" (Raymond Foye, The Brooklyn Rail)
Relax in a comfy chair, sip your chamomile tea, and dive into our step-by-step guide on how to create hygge in your home this holiday season.
The first thing I saw after I came to was this huge Lichtenstein pop-art poster. If it had been a Raphael Madonna I might have thought I'd died and gone to heaven. But Lichtenstein? I died and went to the Museum of Modern Art? -Joel Siegel, upon awakening in the recovery room at New York Hospital, Lessons for Dylan
Etchings could easily be viewed as static. Louis Orr’s etchings are anything but. Behind each etching is a story — full of travel, people, and much activity.
From solo exhibitions at MoMA to current showings at Nasher Museum’s Reckoning and Resilience; artists in our May 19th Spring Modern Art & Design auction have impressive CV’s.
"Color field artist Gene Davis was known for punchy, vibrant works featuring brightly-colored stripes that explore the interplay between colors." - Lauren Sanford, Director of Prints, Multiples & Photography
Explore the finer details of classical art, botanical engravings, Chinese porcelain, and antique furniture. These featured pieces, along with the entirety of the collection will be offered in our Signature Summer Auction, June 11th at 9am EDT.
Leland Little is proud to offer a Private Collection from Greensboro, North Carolina in our Signature Summer Auction on June 11. This collection features exemplary American and English furniture, fine art and more with storied provenances.
He surrounded himself with art and objects that resonated with his ever working academic mind, living amongst the tangible evidence of material culture that fueled his passion.
Back from your European getaway and longing for some of its beauty at home? We get it. Feeling inspired by our own travels and the tradition of the Grand Tour, we have curated this timeless selection of continental art, furniture, and decorative accessories from our End of Summer Estate Auction.
The blest land, the best land, the Old North State! - Leonora Monteiro Martin
The drawings that interest me most are made with closed eyes. With eyes closed, I feel my hand slide down on the paper. I have an image in mind, but the results always surprise me. - Willem de Kooning