LAMA Current Events

How to Bid & FAQ: October 18, 2020 Modern Art & Design LIVE Auction

October 5, 2020

Helpful instructions and FAQ for the October 18, 2020 Modern Art & Design Auction, which will take place with no live audience.

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LAMA Offices Temporarily Closed

March 20, 2020

To our esteemed clients, In accordance with California’s Safer at Home order, LAMA’s office is temporarily closed. Our staff is working remotely and remains available via email as well as our company phone number: 323-904-1950 — we remain as committed as ever to connecting with you and championing exciting and lasting works of art. At present, we plan […]

May 19, 2019 Auction Preview: Indoor/Outdoor Designs for Living

May 4, 2019

Indoor/Outdoor Designs for Living by Van Keppel-Green

Finding that the dominant furniture styles of the 1930s were wholly inappropriate for California’s growing architectural interest in unifying indoor and outdoor spaces, the design partnership Van Keppel-Green (VKG) set to crafting simple, multi-use, all-weather pieces that could be easily moved from place to place throughout the home.

Read more about this design duo in today’s Auction Preview for the May 19, 2019 Modern Art & Design auction.

Summer Clearance 2018!

July 9, 2018

Did you miss the last auction or looking for an opportunity to add an item to your collection? Now you can click on this list of property which can be purchased immediately! 
Robert Venturi, Hepplewhite side chair Clearance Price: $3,600 All prices include the buyer’s premium; the prices have been drastically reduced for this clearance […]

Wendell Castle: In Memoriam (1932-2018)

January 22, 2018

Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA)

LAMA mourns the loss of envelope-pushing American furniture artist Wendell Castle, who passed away at his home in Scottsville, New York on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at the age of 85. Born in Emporia, Kansas in 1932, the highly acclaimed designer and craftsman completely upended traditional distinctions separating the fields of furniture design, sculpture, and fine art over the course of some six decades.

In Memoriam: Magdalena Abakanowicz

April 28, 2017

Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA)

Polish artist Magdalena Abakanowicz passed away on April 20, 2017 at the age of 86. Her work transcended medium by deftly transforming fiber and textiles into haunting figures that depict the various states of the human condition.

In Memorium: James Rosenquist

April 3, 2017

Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA)

One of the most recognizable artists of the Pop Art movement, James Rosenquist passed away on March 31, 2017, at the age of 83. Rosenquist resisted being categorized as a “Pop Artist” and wrote in his 2009 autobiography Painting Below Zero: Notes on a Life in Art: “Pop Art. I’ve never cared for the term, but after half a century of being described as a pop artist I’m resigned to it. Still, I don’t know what pop art means, to tell you the truth.”

The Artist’s Artist: Ad Reinhardt Black Painting Goes to Auction

August 1, 2016


Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA) is pleased to announce Ad Reinhardt’s Abstract Painting (1958) will go to auction on October 9, 2016. This important painting is from a series of black paintings Reinhardt produced between the years of 1953 and 1967, deemed one of the most influential bodies of work in Modern art.