Modern Art Auction

Artist Spotlight: Guy Wiggins

November 1, 2018

Artist Spotlight of the Day: Guy Wiggins

Continuing in the landscape tradition of his father, Carleton Wiggins, Guy Wiggins began attracting critical attention early on. At the age of 20, Wiggins became the youngest American artist to be included in the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art’s permanent collection. LAMA is pleased to offer this painting in our auction featuring the Collection of Gerard L. Cafesjian, on November 18, 2018.

What’s New: LAMA and Artsy

February 16, 2015

LAMA and Artsy

LAMA is excited to be the first commercial auction house to partner with Artsy for the upcoming March 1, 2015 Modern Art & Design Auction. Together, LAMA and Artsy are presenting 24 select lots, which will be biddable via Artsy’s online technology.

We talk to Peter Loughrey, director and founder of LAMA, to find out his answers to “What’s new at LAMA?” and learn more about Artsy’s involvement in the March 1 auction.

Getting Ready for the May 18, 2014 Auction

May 17, 2014

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The May 18, 2014 Modern Art & Design Auction will begin tomorrow at 12 p.m. (Pacific Time). Here are some helpful tips to prepare you for Sunday’s big event.

Getting Ready for the February 23, 2014 Auction

February 22, 2014

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The February 23, 2014 Modern Art & Design Auction will begin tomorrow at 12 p.m. (Pacific Time). Here are some helpful tips to prepare you for Sunday’s big event.

Sam Gilliam: Beyond the Canvas

February 5, 2014

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The upcoming February 23, 2014 Modern Art & Design Auction features the acrylic painting Live by the pioneering multimedia painter Sam Gilliam. Gilliam was a pivotal player in the Washington School Movement of the 1950s and 60s, and made considerable contributions to the Color Field Movement. In 1968, Sam Gilliam was the first recognized artist to stop using canvas stretchers as a means of reinforcement in favor of the solitary, painted, raw surface. In the 1970s, Gilliam was determined to work with beveled canvas stretchers to facilitate the idea of the painting as a dimensional object, resulting in the vibrant work, Live from 1972.

LAMA’s 20th Anniversary Auction Season Totals Over $5 Million

December 18, 2012


Los Angeles Modern Auctions’ (LAMA) 20th Anniversary season grossed over $5 million, the highest total in LAMA’s 20-year history. On Sunday, Part Two of LAMA’s 20th Anniversary Auction brought $2,044,381 with 79% of the 435 lots sold by value. In addition, LAMA sold 100% of the lots offered by two of the top consignors of the sale, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

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