Lost and Found

October 15, 2009

Peter recently discovered an hour-glass shaped ceramic buried under ivy and dirt. This ceramic came out of an estate with other amazing ceramics (Peter Voulkos and John Mason to name a few). We are in the process of identifying it and are scouring our resources, but have had no luck in finding the maker of […]

Photography Wrap-Up

October 12, 2009

After two weeks of intense shooting, we finally wrapped. It looks like we are going to feature over 400 lots! Here are a few shots I thought you might enjoy. But don’t worry there’s more where this came from.

The Van Dekker House by R. M. Schindler

October 12, 2009

A couple weeks ago a whole slew of LAMA staff took a trip one Saturday morning to visit one of the largest homes designed by Schindler. The Van Dekker house is located in Woodland Hills and was built in the 1930s-40s for a Hollywood actor and his family. The seven bedroom, four bathroom house was […]

Michael Govan interview with John Baldessari at LACMA

October 6, 2009

Two Thursdays ago we got a chance to sit in on a fascinating interview between Michael Govan, the current Director of LACMA, and John Baldessari, conceptual American artist who probes the irony of contemporary art. The interview took place at LACMA in an auditorium filled with on-lookers.  Govan introduced Baldessari by presenting his work “Pure […]

Lights, Camera, LAMA!

September 29, 2009

Today marks the second day of photography. Mario, the photographer, has carefully set up the LAMA warehouse into a full set, equipped with white paper, lighting, and a powerful camera.  Chairs and side tables have been flying on and off set. My favorite chair of the shoot yesterday was the “Valet” Chair by Hans Wegner. […]

LAMA goes to San Francisco

September 25, 2009

Peter made the trek up to San Francisco this weekend to respresent LAMA in the San Francisco 20th Century Modernism Show & Sale. Take a look at our booth! A wall of beautiful Picasso ceramics, tapestries by Vasarely and Calder, and a unique writing desk by Diego Giacometti make the space inviting and pure modern.

LAMA is seeking an INTERN for the FALL

September 16, 2009

Los Angeles Modern Auctions Fall 2009 Internship Requirements: Interested in art, architecture, design, and is willing to write blog content related to these items Understands social networking sites and has the ability to market through these outlets Obtains the ability to complete a project from start to finish Has proficient communication skills Can manage deadlines, […]

The Stahl House, Case Study House #22

September 14, 2009

Last week we were lucky enough to take a special tour with LACMA to experience the inner workings of the famous Case Study House #22, the Stahl house. Not only did we get to step inside the highly coveted living room, but we also got to enjoy the company of Mrs. Stahl! When we first […]