June 5, 2018
A native Californian, pioneering artist Ruth Asawa (1926 – 2013) began creating art while detained in Japanese-American internment camps. Born to Japanese immigrants in Norwalk, California, Asawa was no stranger to hard work and the large body of sculptures, public installations, and drawings that she created over the course of her career are testament to her work ethic. LAMA is pleased to offer an Asawa sculpture in the June 10, 2018 Modern Art & Design auction.
March 30, 2018
In honor of National Women’s History Month, Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA) spotlights five stellar women artists whose potent work and individual practices celebrate womanhood and female autonomy, call into question responses to gender parity, and transcend traditional conceptions of gender identity to address broader issues surrounding diversity, inclusion, and tolerance for all humans.
October 16, 2017
The 25th Anniversary Auction would not be complete without the inclusion of pieces by some of the most important American modernist furniture designers of the last century. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to offer a selection of iconic pieces by renowned designers Charles & Ray Eames, George Nelson, and Edward Wormley.
October 3, 2012
Peter’s Auction Picks of the Day – The LACMA Collection at LAMA
Sunday’s auction marks a rare opportunity to acquire design and decorative arts from a major museum (with a majority of the items from the renowned local collector, Max Palevsky). Sixteen lots are being sold by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art to benefit future acquisitions. The majority of these lots fall into two categories: Pre-Modernism and Art Deco/Streamline Moderne.
June 16, 2011
For a very brief time during the late 1940s, Charles & Ray Eames designed a group of children’s furniture. The set included a chair, stool, and table, produced with a new technique – molded plywood. Evans Products, who was already tasked by the Eames Office to produce molded plywood objects, was grappling with the inevitable […]
January 18, 2010
Another interesting book from the collection of A. Quincy Jones and Elaine K. Sewell Jones, this Herman Miller Design Catalog from 1964 features detailed designs, which are organized by dividers labeled: Chairs, Seating Systems, /Seating, Tables, Office Systems, /Conference Tables, Cases & Beds, /CSS, Textiles & Objects, General Information, and Specifications. My favorite section is […]
January 14, 2010
LAMA is currently representing objects from the collection of Elaine K. Sewell Jones and A. Quincy Jones. Among the vast assortment of books, drawings, magazines, and photographs, one book in particular caught our eye. A Herman Miller Textiles & Objects book of compiled photographs taken by Charles Eames, which was hand-made by Elaine Jones who […]