LAMA’s 50th Auction

Recap October 17th Auction: Unsold Lots

October 21, 2010

After selling about 70% of the 509 lots offered in the October 17th Modern Art & Design Auction, most people ask us, “What happens to the other 30% of the lots that did not sell?” Well, we offer them at reserve plus the buyer’s premium, so there’s no competing with other bidders. Therefore, you can […]

Auction Recap: October 17, 2010 Modern Art & Design Auction

October 19, 2010

The auction was a big success. There were more people in the room than ever before. Over 250 registered bidders competed for furniture and fine art, for over 5 consecutive hours on Sunday. Extra staff were needed to handle all of the phone bids, with as many as up to 12 people on certain lots bidding […]


October 17, 2010

TODAY IS AUCTION DAY! We are very excited to finally see over 500 lots of fantastic fine art, furniture and design go up on the auction block. The auction starts promptly at 12pm Noon (Pacific). Come to see the auction live: 16145 Hart St. Van Nuys, CA 91406 Border Grill Taco Truck will be catering […]

Peter’s Auction Picks of the Day: October 15th

October 16, 2010

Ode to a Sunny Day After examining a few works for condition report requests today, I noticed that there are four works of art in the auction which left me longing for a relaxing day at the beach. Alas, I have been cooped up in a nondescript warehouse in The Valley for days in preparation […]

Peter’s Auction Pick of the Day: October 14th

October 15, 2010

Numbers and Letters Today there seemed to be a lot of previewers asking about three artists in particular.  Jasper Johns, Ed Ruscha, and Robert Indiana.  All of which are represented in this auction with superb icons of text-based art. Ed Ruscha’s Vowel #58 U (Lot 61) seems to keep coming up on everyone’s list of […]

Peter’s Auction Pick of the Day: October 13th

October 14, 2010

Josef & Anni Albers Many people are aware of the Albers as husband and wife, teachers, and artists.  Josef’s most iconic works are his “homage to the square” images, which seem to have heralded the popular style of Hard Edge painting, which arrived decades later.  Anni, who is most known for her textiles, was also […]

Interview with Peter Loughrey on YHBHS

October 13, 2010

After 50 auctions Peter has seen a lot. Check out his interview on You Have Been Here Sometime. Peter talks about the idea of collecting, his personal highlights at LAMA, as well as his picks for the current auction.

Peter’s Auction Picks of the Day: October 12th

October 12, 2010

  Eames vs. Borsani My two picks today are the Eames Sofa Compact (Lot 376) and the Borsani Lounge Chair (Lot 354).                             We happened to place these pieces near each other in the preview and I was struck with how well […]