May 23, 2017
Even the most outstanding lot can get passed over in the excitement of auction day, and this past Sunday was nothing if not exciting! Luckily, Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA) ensures that these top quality pieces remain available for a limited time after the sale.
March 9, 2017
Sometimes, during the fast-paced excitement of our auctions, a handful of outstanding pieces get unjustly overlooked. Here I would like to highlight four such works – created by some of this country’s leading artists and designers – before they get snapped up. These lots are now for sale at a set price, so no bidding is required.
October 13, 2016
Sometimes an exceptional piece slips through the cracks at auction. Usually this is because the auction is of such quality that even very special pieces can end up getting overlooked. I have picked out six examples from Sunday’s Modern Art & Design Auction, on October 9, which deserve closer consideration. These exceptional pieces could have sold at any other LAMA auction and if they show up once more, they will likely get more attention. These pieces are now available at a set price from LAMA and can be purchased outright, no bidding required. Here are my top fine art and design post-auction picks which are still available for sale:
May 14, 2012
In one important way, the May 6th record breaking sale isn’t even over. In all auctions there are lots where the available bidders are unable to meet the consignor’s reserve–the result is an opportunity for some incredible bargains and investments.
As there are several terrific works of art and design that are still obtainable, picking only five for today’s blog is like trying to pick your favorite child–you know you have one but you don’t want to hurt the other’s feelings. Thus, with a nod to that great child welfare officer, Solomon… we’re chopping the Post-Auction Picks blog in two as Dan Tolson picks his favorite design pieces still up for grabs, while I get to remind you of some of Peter’s personal favorites still up for sale.
July 1, 2011
As a follow-up to Top 5 Unsold Investment Lots, today Peter goes over unsold lots that are all priced under $700. #5 // Lot 428 Modern decorator acrylic desk Great desk or dining table, or both, especially for the small apartment. (Buy it now price: $400) #4 // Lot 407 American Modern lacquered coffee table Everyone […]
June 29, 2011
The June 26, 2011 Modern Art & Design auction had a high sell-through rate of 75%, but some may wonder, “what happens to the other 25% that did not sell?” Well, we sell these unsold lots post-auction, meaning you can beat the competition and purchase these pieces NOW. These unsold lots are not to be […]
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 […]