Founded in 1992 by Peter Loughrey, Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA) is the first auction house to specialize in selling 20th century Modern Art & Design.
LAMA holds four auctions a year, plus occasional exhibits that are open to the public. From the casual buyer to the most dedicated collector, LAMA auctions offer quality, vetted modern material in every price range, including paintings, prints, furniture, and decorative objects. LAMA is the meeting point and source for high quality works of art, practiced knowledge, and professional relationships in the realm of Modern Art & Design. With over 20 years of experience, LAMA has carved a niche into the international market through milestone auctions featuring artists and designers such as Charles and Ray Eames, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Paul Laszlo, Pablo Picasso, Alexander Calder, and R.M. Schindler. LAMA has also conducted auctions for prominent California estates, including those of James Prestini, James Byrnes, Max Palevsky, and Richard Dorso. From a single work of art to an entire estate, LAMA is quickly becoming the choice auction house on the West Coast to buy and sell Modern Art & Design.
LAMA excels in the sale of art and design by major secondary market artists and designers such as Fine Art by:
Andy Warhol, John Baldessari, Vija Celmins, David Hockney, Ed Ruscha, Pablo Picasso, Karl Benjamin, Frederick Hammersley, John McLaughlin, Billy Al Bengston, Alexander Calder, Harry Bertoia, Diego Giacometti, John Chamberlain, Keith Haring, George Rickey, Chuck Close, Jasper Johns, Wayne Thiebaud, Roy Lichtenstein, Sam Francis, Robert Therrien, Tim Hawkinson, Tara Donovan, De Wain Valentine, Robert Longo, and many more.
Decorative Art & Design from a variety of designers from major movements such as:
Arts and Crafts
Greene & Greene, William Morris, Edward William Godwin, Archibald Knox, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Tiffany & Co.
Emile Gallé, Louis Majorelle, François-Raoul Larche, Hector Guimard, Antoni Gaudí, Henry van der Velde, Otto Wagner, Josef Hoffmann, Koloman Moser
Emile-Jacques Ruhlmann, Armand-Albert Rateau, Paul Iribe, Demetre Chiparus, Pierre Chareau
Le Corbusier, Marcel Breuer, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Eileen Gray, Jacques Adnet, Greta Grossman, Charles & Ray Eames, George Nakashima, Hans Wegner, Eero Saarinen, Florence Knoll, Isamu Noguchi, Gio Ponti, Piero Fornasetti, Gertrud & Otto Natzler, Serge Mouille, George Nelson, Charlotte Perriand, Jean Prouvé, R.M. Schindler, Richard Neutra
Ettore Sottsass, Alessandro Mendini, Martine Bedin, Andrea Branzi, Michele de Lucchi
Ron Arad, Campana Brothers, Shiro Kuramata, Mark Brazier-Jones, Alexandre Dubreuil, Tejo Remy, Tord Boontje, Rachel Whiteread, Francois-Xavier Lalanne
For more information on how to consign or for bidding options, please contact Shannon Loughrey, Shannon@lamodern.com, or call 323-904-1950.