Peter’s Auction Picks of the Day: French Design

March 3, 2017

Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA)

The popularity of mid-century French design shows no sign of abating. During the 1950s, architects and designers began incorporating postwar innovations in technology and developments in everyday materials into their avant-garde designs. This aesthetic has become increasingly popular among collectors in recent years and so we are delighted to present a number of outstanding examples in the March 5, 2017 Modern Art & Design Auction.

Peter’s Auction Pick of the Day: Multiples

October 10, 2015

Lot 230 Fernando & Humberto Campana Cake Stool Designed 2008 #76 of 150

All creative individuals–be they writers, dancers, musicians, or movie stars–hope to have their work appreciated by a large and diverse audience. Visual artists face a dilemma in this regard. Their abilities are assessed, their critical reputations are established, and the market for their work is based on individual creations such as paintings and sculptures. These are exhibited for a short while in an art gallery, then (with luck) disappear into a private collection, and may eventually–in the cases of artists with exceptional talent (and, perhaps, even more luck)–end up on permanent public display in museums. Los Angeles Modern Auctions Director Peter Loughrey highlights choice and collectible lots on offer at auction this Sunday by Picasso, Roy Lichtenstein, Annie Leibovitz, and Fernando & Humberto Campana.

How Ceramics Put a Smile Back on Picasso’s Face

April 14, 2015

Lot 150, Pablo Picasso, Fish Service, 1947

Picasso’s ceramics are colorful, vibrant, and a delight for the eye to behold. Postwar, the artist found pleasure in painting and molding pottery in the South of France at the Madoura Pottery workshop. Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA) is pleased to present Lot 150, a full Fish Service (26 pieces) produced in 1947, the year the artist began to devote much of his time to ceramics.

Tonight: Antiques Roadshow Season 18 Premier

January 6, 2014

New year, new season!

Check out a sneak preview of Antique Roadshow’s season premier, airing today, Jan. 6 at 8/7C on PBShttp://bit.ly/1hZ1Wkq

We were excited to see a 1955 Madoura oval plate by Picasso, which was previously collecting grease over the owner’s stove, as the premier teaser! Watch the sneak preview to see what this Picasso ceramic was valued at.

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 […]

LA Modern Auctions Preview Day 2: Peter’s Picks

December 2, 2009

Peter’s picks for today was the Pablo Picasso “Francoise”, Lot 330 and Jerome Kirk sculpture, Lot 1. This large-scale lithograph from an edition of 50 by Picasso rarely comes on the market. Picasso took a very keen interest in the lithographic process and savored the many different techniques available to a creative artist’s hand. In […]