John Moran Auctioneers is proud to offer several works from The Collection of the Dharam Damama’s.
The internationally acclaimed dealer/collector duo were known for their phenomenal eye and captivating presence. Dharam Damama Singh Khalsawas (1942-2016) was raised in a Beverly Hills home designed by architect to the stars, Paul Revere Williams. Dharam Damama Kaur Khalsa (1946-2020) was a Philadelphia native, and the couple would divide their time between the two coasts and Europe, cross-pollinating from one venue to another. Their omnipresence was only enhanced by the glow of their white clothing, a color they wore at all times in alignment with their religious practice of Sikhism.
“The Damama’s were a truly dynamic duo, and the loss of their presence is felt, but their unique spirit lives on in the aesthetics of the art and objects that they so carefully chose.”
The Damama’s made memorable spaces at Modernism shows across the country and important California regional shows. Impeccable taste played a principal role in their presentation of modern art, dynamic sculpted forms, and one-of-a-kind furniture and decorative objects. Adopting a non-hierarchical approach, they would place a rustic college student sculpture next to a painting created by a notable artist, giving equal stature to both. The strong programming in their curated booths was counter-acted only by the couples’ warm and engaging aura.
The Damama’s were a truly dynamic duo, and the loss of their presence is felt, but their unique spirit lives on in the aesthetics of the art and objects that they so carefully chose.