Los Angeles Modern Auctions to offer record number of highly coveted works from the 20th Century.

June 1, 2009

Auction: June 7, 2009; 12pm Noon
Preview: May 30 – June 6; 10 am – 6pm

Van Nuys – Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA) is proud to announce highlights from one of the most exceptional collections of vintage works to date. The Design and Fine Art sale will be held on June 7th, 2009.  588 lots will be offered from L.A.’s premier Modern Art & Design Auction House with a total pre-sale estimate of $2,644,750 – $3,695,350.

This sale will be the latest in a series dedicated to high quality Mid-Century Modern Design and Fine Art, focusing on an array of material, ranging from low, reasonably estimated items to highly prized rarities. Special attention was given to pieces that “anyone could afford”, opening the door for young collectors to get started.

Peter Loughrey, Director, Los Angeles Modern Auctions:

“During my twenty-one years in this business I have never seen a better time to buy Modern Art and Design. There is an extraordinary amount of material on the market right now, which makes it a buyer’s market.”


LAMA will showcase outstanding lots of paintings, prints, sculpture, furniture and other decorative objects from 1920 to the present.  This auction promises to present an extraordinary collection of work from the world’s most renowned Modern artists and architects such as:

  • Sculpture by Diego Giacometti, Claire Faleknstein and Jeff Koons
  • Italian designs by Gaetano Pesce, Gio Ponti and Piero Fornasetti
  • Fine Art offerings by such artists as Andy Warhol, David Hockney, Richard Diebenkorn and Roy Lichtenstein
  • Furniture by the late Sam Maloof

The Design and Fine Art sale will be held on June 7th, 2009 at 12pm Noon at the new auction gallery:

Los Angeles Modern Auctions
16145 Hart Street   Van Nuys, CA  91406
T. 323- 904-1950
LAMA produces full color catalogues illustrating each item in this auction. Each item for sale can also be seen on the website

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