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VAN NUYS, Calif. – Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA) is proud to announce the addition of photographs to its roster of auction categories, with the first sale set to take place Wednesday, August 2. This dedicated auction expands on LAMA’s success with photographs and photography-based works, offering a larger breadth of material across time periods and genres. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
VAN NUYS, Calif. – Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA) will present Swatches: The Collection of Esther Montagner on Wednesday, July 19. It features a truly remarkable presentation of iconic Swatch watches, rare collector’s packaging, celebrity autographs, and historic ephemera gathered during decades, from the early days of Swatch’s inception to the present moment. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
VAN NUYS, Calif. – LA Modern Auctions (LAMA) will present a sale of Modern & Contemporary Art on Wednesday, February 22. This tightly curated auction brings an exemplary selection of paintings, drawings and sculpture to the market, with a special emphasis on post-war Californian artists. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
CHICAGO – Marking the 50th anniversary of the last human voyage to the moon, Wright and LAMA present One Giant Leap for Mankind: Vintage Photographs from the Victor Martin-Malburet Collection, Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Project Apollo (1961–1972), an auction to take place in Chicago on Friday, October 28. This stunning collection comprises more than 300 original historic photographs from Project Apollo, the NASA program responsible for placing the first humans on the surface of the moon. Meticulously researched and collected during the course of 25 years by Victor Martin-Malburet, each image represents extraordinary feats of human exploration, imagination and collaboration, and many of those being offered have never been published. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
LAMBERTVILLE, N.J. – Rago/Wright announces that Chicago auction house Toomey & Co. will join the brand, building on the company’s continued momentum and growth in the industry. As with Rago/Wright’s 2021 partnership with LA Modern Auctions (LAMA), Toomey & Co. will maintain its name while all four houses work together to share technology, expertise and marketing efforts. Based in the suburb of Oak Park, Illinois, the Toomey & Co. office and galleries will relocate to Wright’s Chicago headquarters at 1440 W. Hubbard St. in the fall.
VAN NUYS, Calif. – The headlining lot at Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA)‘s Art + Design sale on Thursday, June 23 will be a truly singular Porsche: the modified 356 Speedster from the collection of Minimalist sculptor Robert Morris (American, 1931-2018). The Morris Porsche Speedster is estimated at $250,000-$350,000. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
VAN NUYS, Calif. – Los Angeles Modern Art (LAMA)‘s May 3 auction On the Arts: The Diana Zlotnick Collection of post-war modern and contemporary art yielded extraordinary results. It established new world records for multiple artists, including Guy de Cointet, Michael and Magdalena Frimkess, Channa Horwitz and Ron Miyashiro. Overall, the sale far exceeded its low estimate, with 99% of the collection selling to yield a total of $2,122,599.
VAN NUYS, Calif. – Los Angeles Modern Auctions announces On the Arts: The Diana Zlotnick Collection, an exclusive presentation of works from the voracious collector, community builder and champion of Los Angeles-based contemporary artists. This single-owner auction on Tuesday, May 3 will feature more than 250 lots, including significant works from 20th-century luminaries Wallace Berman, Guy de Cointet, Richard Pettibone and Andy Warhol, alongside a formidable selection of groundbreaking artists who helped shape post-war American art. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
VAN NUYS, Calif. – LAMA‘s first auction presented with Rago/Wright saw very strong results and established new records for works of both art and design. The auction began with remarks by LAMA’s Shannon Loughrey, who ceremoniously turned over the gavel to Richard Wright. Together, Wright and partners David Rago and Suzanne Perrault commanded the block, driving an Art + Design sale total of $2,974,908, with 153% selling by value and 87% by lots offered.