LAMA Current Events

To the Printers! Pre-Order the October 13, 2013 Auction Catalogue

September 10, 2013

After another marathon session of photography, research, writing, and editing, the October 13, 2013 Modern Art & Design Auction Catalogue has been submitted for printing. Pre-order yours today to take advantage of our special catalogue subscriptions.

One of the largest in LAMA’s history, this auction features exceptional pieces directly from the Estate of Ruth and Dalzell Hatfield, including paintings by Millard Sheets and prints from Picasso’s Vollard Suite, as well as impressive ceramics from the Patricia and Leopold Hirschfeldt collection. Highlights also include paintings and prints by Larry Rivers, Pedro Coronel, Andy Warhol and Ed Ruscha, as well as design by Serge Mouille, Jacques Le Chevalier, and Gertrud & Otto Natzler.

In Support of Jori Finkel, The L.A. Times Arts Reporter

July 11, 2013

The consistent developments and progress within the arts community in Los Angeles is truly exciting and inspiring, and because of this, the recent news about The Los Angeles Times letting go of the former arts reporter, Jori Finkel, has come as a shock.

As we to move into the future and continue to innovate in this booming, arts-centric city, it is imperative that a noted and respected reporter, such as Jori, covers the events that are taking place and to document the history we are making in Los Angeles.

Please sign the petition set up by the Hammer Museum director Ann Philbin if you agree that the art reporter position is important and should be restored.

Calling for Consignments – Deadline Approaching!

July 9, 2013

LAMA is calling for consignments of modern fine art, design, lighting, decorative objects, ceramics, and jewelry to be included in the October 13, 2013 Modern Art & Design Auction. Currently, the auction will offer important works by Warhol, Lichtenstein, Ruscha, Hopper, Altoon, Hammersley, Wegner, Knoll, and Nakashima.

From a single work of art to an entire estate, LAMA continues to be the choice auction house on the West Coast to sell Modern Art & Design.

LAMA Welcomes Carolina Ivey to the Team

June 27, 2013

Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA) announces the appointment of Carolina Ivey as the new Client Services Representative who will be working directly with clients to ensure efficiency with both buying and selling at LAMA. Carolina comes to us after her experience at LACMA, the Architecture and Design Museum, and courses at Sotheby’s Institute of Art in New York. She is looking forward to working future auctions and being part of the team.

Say hello to Carolina at the front desk in the LAMA Showroom!

International Bidding Drives California Works to New Highs

May 21, 2013

The May 19, 2013 auction broke world records for a work by Vija Celmins, the highest price achieved at auction for a work on canvas by the artist, and a work by Joe Goode, which set a new world auction record for any work by the artist.

LAMA achieved a new company record for total sales, realizing $3.46 million and selling 120% of the 469 lots by value. Sunday’s auction firmly establishes LAMA’s position as an international marketplace for Modern Art & Design.

Getting Ready for the May 19th Modern Art & Design Auction

May 18, 2013

Time to get ready for tomorrow’s auction.
Continue reading for helpful auction tips.

Two Lots Added to the May 19th Auction: Calder Brooch and Warhol Print

May 9, 2013

The May 19, 2013 Modern Art & Design Auction just went from 468 lots to 470 lots. The two lots that were just added are an Alexander Calder Brooch made for Connie Breuer, wife to architect Marcel Breuer, and an Andy Warhol print, Edward Kennedy. Continue reading for images and lot information.

Fate of J. R. Davidson House In Peril; Furniture to Go to Auction

April 29, 2013

J. R. Davidson, architect of Case Study Houses #1, #11, and #15, was instrumental in transforming the Los Angeles landscape through his mid-century houses that employed expansive yet sensible floor plans. The upcoming May 19, 2013 Modern Art & Design Auction features a selection of furniture (each lot comes with a Julius Shulman photograph) designed by Davidson for the Kingsley residence, a modern gem in the Pacific Palisades. While the fate of the house is still unknown, it seems likely that it will be torn down to build a larger structure.

Now is your chance to acquire furniture from a home that may suffer the same destruction as many homes that helped to define Los Angeles’ modern landscape.