Auction Day: Sunday, October 20th!

October 19, 2019

Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA)

Helpful tips to prepare you for the October 20, 2019 auction!

National Women’s Month: Women Artists Spotlighted

March 30, 2018

Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA)

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.

Getting Ready for the February 25, 2018 Auction!

February 24, 2018

Get ready to bid!!! Here are some helpful tips to prepare you for the February 25, 2018 auction.

Peter’s Auction Pick of the Day: American Production Furniture

October 16, 2017

Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA)

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.

Charles & Ray Eames Chairs with Alexander Girard Fabric

March 26, 2013

These Charles & Ray Eames designed armchairs and side chairs with Eiffel Tower base come from the Janet and Irving Green Estate, which leads us to the fascinating history of how these chairs came to be. As an employee of the legendary manufacturer Zenith Plastics, Irving Green developed fiberglass wing components for US Air Force aircrafts during World War II. Four years later in 1949, tasked with exploring new peacetime markets, he began using his skills in fiberglass technology to further develop and produce fiberglass chair shells for Charles & Ray Eames. Read more about these DKR and PAC-1 chairs that are in excellent original condition, retain their original Alexander Girard upholstery, and come with outstanding provenance.

Peter’s Auction Picks of the Day: December 8th

December 7, 2011

Original Red While walking around the showroom, it occurred to me how often my gaze turned to all things bathed in red. Modern designs tend to have simple shapes and silhouettes, yet the mere addition of a bold color can turn any object into a statement piece — not only for a given room, but for the […]

Call to Consign for LAMA’s 50th Auction!

July 6, 2010

Yes, it is hard to believe that this October Los Angeles Modern Auctions will conduct its 50th auction since 1992. From Eames, Schindler, and Laszlo, to Bertoia, Giacometti and Picasso,  LAMA has represented Modern to its fullest. The landmark 50th auction will feature important modern works from the 20th century ranging from fine art and furniture […]

Peter’s Auction Picks of the Day: May 19th

May 19, 2010

Peter: Five of my favorite items in the auction have to do with pure geometry and color: Ellsworth Kelly’s “Yellow Over Black” Herbert Bayer’s “Chromatic Accrument” painting Victor Vasarely’s “DVA-DVA” painting John McLaughlin’s “Untitled #33” painting Each has a strong sense of shape defined by color.  But also included in this group should be the […]