Auction Advice

The Collection of Richard Dorso – Lots Online

September 22, 2011

418 lots of paintings, prints, sculpture, and objects from The Collection of Richard Dorso are available for viewing online.  The entire collection will be sold with NO RESERVE on October 9, 2011. Preview + Exhibit Collecting in Los Angeles 1945 – 1980 is NOW OPEN. Come by the LAMA Showroom: 16145 Hart St. Van Nuys, […]

John Baldessari, Top Pacific Standard Time Artist

September 19, 2011

Jori Finkel of the Los Angeles Times wrote a recent article outlining the top 20 artists that will be featured the most in Pacific Standard Time exhibitions. Top of the list: John Baldessari (whose work will be shown in 11 Pacific Standard Time exhibitions) LAMA is offering two John Baldessari phototext paintings for sale in […]


September 6, 2011

12 days until Collecting in Los Angeles 1945 – 1980 officially opens. As part of Collecting in Los Angeles 1945 – 1980, LAMA has invited David John of the acclaimed art and interiors blog You Have Been Here Sometime (YHBHS) to create, design, and style a three-week interior showcase, the first of its kind, at the […]

I Like Happy Art

August 17, 2011

Save the date for the upcoming October 9, 2011 one-owner auction of The Collection of Richard Dorso.  Photography © Grant Mudford. Born in San Francisco in 1909, Richard Dorso bought his first piece of art when he was 21 years old.  A participant and witness of the explosion of the post World War II Los […]

Market Status: Time to Sell

August 3, 2010

Now that there is more time to consign (deadline is now August 12th), I asked Peter his thoughts on the current state of the market and recent consignments. Peter Loughrey: So far the October 2010 Auction will include a large assortment of items in the $1,000 – 1,500 range, which will make for an exciting opportunity […]

How to Sell at Auction

July 21, 2010

What to expect when selling at auction according to LAMA’s Director Peter Loughrey: Submitting Material for Possible Inclusion Submitting your items is easy. A simple list will do, but sometimes we will need to see photographs. We can also simply make an appointment to come by and look at your items at your location. However, emailing […]

Advantages of Selling at Auction

June 8, 2010

Top three reasons to sell at auction according to Peter Loughrey: Upside Unlike selling at a fixed price, an auction has the unique ability to create a competitive environment, where there is no fixed limit to how high the value can be set on any individual item. As soon as you put a fixed price […]

Thoughts on the May 23, 2010 Auction

March 5, 2010

It’s finally March and soon we are getting ready to close out the sale in preparation for photography in two weeks. Amidst the chaos at the warehouse with all the furniture and art flying in, I got a chance to take a moment to reflect on how the auction is shaping up and ask Peter […]