March 4, 2016
We like to think of LAMA’s February auctions as bellwethers for the auction season ahead. LAMA’s February auction was the most successful in company history, realizing $5.3 million and setting five world auction records. On the heels of this success, Peter Loughrey, Director of Modern Design & Fine Art, shares his perspective on the current state of the market and offers his advice on what to sell now at LAMA.
May 21, 2015
LAMA’s May 17, 2015 Modern Art & Design Auction was a rousing success with battling bidders, new world record auction prices, and total sales of $3 million. It’s not too late to join the fun, as several important and highly collectible works by the greatest names in modern and contemporary fine art and design are still available for purchase. Peter Loughrey, LAMA’s director and curator of the auction, has chosen six pieces from this group to highlight—masterful works of art by Agnes Martin, Cindy Sherman, and Jenny Holzer; as well as seminal designs by Rudolph M. Schindler, Hans Wegner, and ceramists Gertrud and Otto Natzler.
May 1, 2015
Los Angeles Modern Auctions is pleased to present significant photography in its upcoming May 17, 2015 Modern Art & Design Auction. On offer will be early prints by influential figures in contemporary art. The medium has momentum. Paris Photo 2014 was a great success, and Paris Photo Los Angeles is here this weekend, May 2-3, 2015. LAMA is pleased to offer early prints by David Hockney, Cindy Sherman, Chuck Close, Lee Friedlander, Robert Longo, Richard Misrach, Nicholas Nixon, and William Wegman.
April 26, 2013
The much-talked about first edition of Paris Photo LA has not only brought in visitors from around the world to Los Angeles, but the opening last night also created a new energy around town. Photography in general has become increasingly more important in the art market with prices soaring for modern and contemporary works.
The upcoming May 19, 2013 Modern Art & Design Auction features 25 lots of photography, an indicator of the growing photography market. The offerings include works by Sean Scully, Cindy Sherman, Julius Shulman, Jock Sturges, Antoine Verglas, William Wegman, and Man Ray (among others). Highlights include a 1963 photograph by Ruth Bernahrd (Lot 70) and Rescue at Sea, PBY Bristol Gunner by Horace Bristol (Lot 64).
June 21, 2011
During my thirteen-year association with Los Angeles Modern Auctions I have enjoyed a front row seat to a pageant of art and design that fills me with delight, awe… and envy that I did not create it myself. This auction has more than its share of “wow” pieces. Some of these are: the Cindy Sherman […]