Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA)

Founded in 1992 by Peter Loughrey, Los Angeles Modern Auctions is the first auction house to specialize in selling 20th century Modern Art & Design. LAMA holds up to four auctions a year as well as occasional exhibits that are open to the public. 

LAMA auctions offer quality, vetted modern material in every price range, including paintings, prints, furniture, and decorative objects. 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 Dalzell Hatfield, James Prestini, James Byrnes, Max Palevsky, and Richard Dorso. From a single work of art to an entire estate, Los Angeles Modern Auctions is quickly becoming the choice auction house on the West Coast to buy and sell Modern Art & Design.

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London Fashion Week celebrates 40 years
In the sixties, Tony Porter was the name in fashion PR in London. Unable to believe that London, one of the world's hubs for fashion, did not have an event for journalists and buyers, in the same way Paris and Milan, Porter founded what is today's London Fashion Week.
Piece of Cake: The Great British Bake Off
The rolling pins and whisks are out, clothes are feeling a little snugger, and the nation's sweet tooth has been satisfied as we bid farewell to another season of Great British Bake off.
Alexander Calder's mobile at auction for first time
The Modern Art & Design sale at Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA) on Sunday 17th May will bring to auction for the first time ever Alexander Calder's Quatre Blances, 1976.

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Oase armchair
Wim Rietveld\nOase armchair\n\nDesigned c. 1958\nGispen\nStamped\n30" x 30" x 23.5" Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA)
Sling-Shots Lit #8 (from Sling-Shots Lit)
Robert Rauschenberg\nSling-Shots Lit #8 (from Sling-Shots Lit)\n\n1985\n14-color lithograph, screenprint and assemblage with sailcloth, Mylar, wooden lightbox, fluorescent light fixture, aluminum, Plexiglas bars, and a moveable window shade system\n#18 of 250\nPublished by Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles\nRetains Gemini G.E.L. plaque with facsimile of signature in plate with date and edition on lower right side of lightbox\n84.5" x 56.25" x 12.5"\nGemini G.E.L. #41.164 Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA)
Hanging light
John Lautner\nHanging light\n\nCustom designed 1969\nConstructed of maple and steel with an inverted disc shade and 4 perforated steel inserts which create a pattern on the ceiling.\n30" x 55" diameter\nThis light was designed for the Mills Residence in Flintridge, CA. Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA)
Side table with drawer
Edward Wormley\nSide table with drawer\n\nDesigned c. 1955\nWalnut, brass pulls\nDrexel\nBranded manufacturer's mark\n16.25" x 42" x 31.75" Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA)
Cookie and Potato (2)
David Gilhooly\nCookie and Potato (2)\n\n1975\nPainted and glazed ceramic\nCookie signed "Gilhooly 75"; Potato signed "Gilhooly"\nCookie: 4" diameter; Potato: 2.5" x 4.25" Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA)

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LA Modern
Showroom Address
16145 Hart St.
Van Nuys, CA 91406
(open by appointment only)

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 56748
Sherman Oaks, CA 91416
Tel 323 – 904 – 1950
Fax 323 – 904 – 1954