Rudolf M. Schindler architect

Peter’s Post-Auction Picks: Art & Design Available for Immediate Purchase

May 21, 2015

LAMA Unsold May 2015

LAMA’s May 17, 2015 Modern Art & Design Auction was a rousing success with battling bidders, new world record auction prices, and total sales of $3 million. It’s not too late to join the fun, as several important and highly collectible works by the greatest names in modern and contemporary fine art and design are still available for purchase. Peter Loughrey, LAMA’s director and curator of the auction, has chosen six pieces from this group to highlight—masterful works of art by Agnes Martin, Cindy Sherman, and Jenny Holzer; as well as seminal designs by Rudolph M. Schindler, Hans Wegner, and ceramists Gertrud and Otto Natzler.

Icons of Design History: Schindler’s Unit Furniture

April 29, 2015


The architect Rudolph M. Schindler is famous for houses that, in the twenties and thirties, were pioneering designs of breezy “embrace-the-open-air” architecture–now such an integral part of the Los Angeles lifestyle. During his career Schindler devised more than 200 pieces of furniture, both built-in and freestanding, breaking ground on the way we live indoors. Los Angeles Modern Auctions is pleased to present two seminal, history-making pieces of Schindler furniture design: a Unit chair and ottoman set. These come from the Elizabeth Van Patten residence, a hillside house in the Los Angeles Silver Lake neighborhood, designed and built from 1934 to 1935. The Unit chair and ottoman set, Lot 130, goes to market at the May 17, 2015 Modern Art & Design Auction.