Peter Loughrey, Director of Modern Fine Art & Design, picks his top four unsold investment pieces that are ready, waiting, and available for purchase, including work by Joe Goode, Dave Muller, Sam Maloof, and Roy McMakin. Better than money in the bank, these four pieces will definitely go up in value.
roy mcmakin desk
Artist and designer Roy McMakin (b. 1956) dissolves the border between art and utilitarian object in his custom-made and small-batch furniture collections. In the 1980s, McMakin owned a bustling showroom called Domestic Furniture on Beverly Boulevard, where he attracted customers such as artist John Baldessari, and Lisa Eisner, former fashion editor at Vogue and Mademoiselle. The Unique desk (c. 1986) was the center of business at the showroom, and LAMA is pleased to offer this piece, in addition to several other exceptional McMakin designs, in the October 12, 2014 Modern Art & Design Auction.