February 28, 2018
Peter Loughrey, LAMA’s Director of Modern Design & Fine Art, has selected six superb pieces that deserve another look post-auction. These stellar works are likely to disappear from the market after this week, so strike while the iron is hot. No bidding is required. Each of the following pieces are available for acquisition at a fixed price.
May 26, 2016
LAMA Director of Modern Design and Fine Art Peter Loughrey sums up the best of the May 22, 2016 Modern Art & Design Auction underdogs – “For one reason or another, there are sometimes pieces offered in our sales that, as they say in the movie business, don’t find their audience. Here are several that I believe deserve a second look.” Peter’s Post-Auction Picks include works by Norman Bluhm, Hans Wegner, Arthur Espenet Carpenter, Richard Neutra, and Robert Sonneman.
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 22, 2014
In a week of record-breaking auctions in the modern and contemporary art world, Los Angeles’ premier auction house, Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA) held the final sale of the spring season. LAMA’s May 18, 2014 Modern Art & Design auction achieved strong prices for blue-chip and California modern artists, commensurate with the New York and London sales. Sunday’s auction offered original works and multiples by Warhol, Picasso, Ruscha, and Wesselmann that exceeded pre-sale estimates, while a Hans Wegner desk and organizer set a new auction record for the model, with total auction sales realizing $2 million, selling 110% by value.
May 15, 2014
In the upcoming May 18, 2014 Modern Art & Design Auction, we are offering seven lots of Hans J. Wegner furniture that were purchased by the consignor on a trip to Copenhagen in 1966. The consigner visited the Johannes Hansen and Illums Bolighus workshops to order some of Wegner’s most enduring designs, including a Papa chair and ottoman, an Executive Swivel chair, a Valet chair, and Peacock chair. These beautiful works represent the height of Scandinavian design: inviting, functional, and timeless.
November 8, 2012
When you daydream about impeccable craftsmanship, smooth oak, and sturdy woven cane, you’ll probably find yourself desiring a Hans J. Wegner chair. Throw in a modern, practical feature – a triangular construction that neatly folds up into an irresistibly compact unit – and the result is a truly exceptional piece of furniture, the Folding chair.
December 2, 2010
A consignor literally just stopped by the LAMA showroom with these two Hans J. Wegner twin beds with matching side tables designed for Getama. The condition of these pieces is quite spectacular and we were also happy to see original receipts, instructions on how to assemble, and even a brochure on how to care for […]
October 8, 2010
Check out Peter’s interview on The Mid-Century Modernist! Expert commentary regarding the designs of Hans J. Wegner in the October 17, 2010 Modern Art & Design Auction.