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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Pair of lounge chairs
American Mid Century\nPair of lounge chairs\n\nDesigned c. 1965\nManufacturer unknown\n31.5" x 36" x 36" Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA)
Pablo Picasso\nPicador\n\n1953\nRed earthenware clay\n#243 of 500\nMadoura\nSigned "Edition Picasso #243/500 Madoura" verso\n2" x 6.25" diameter\nCatalogue Raisonne, Ramié #211 Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA)
Elizabeth Murray\nTybid\n\n2004\n3-color lithograph on Rives BFK paper\n#15 of 150\nPublished and printed by Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles, to benefit America Coming Together (ACT)\nSigned and dated in graphite lower right sheet margin with Gemini G.E.L. blind stamps; edition lower left\nImage: 12.25" x 9.5"; Sheet: 16" x 12.75"; Frame: 23.75" x 20"\nGemini G.E.L. #35.34 Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA)
Door table
Mid Century Modern \nDoor table\n\nDesigned c. 1970s\n30.5'' x 67'' x 38.5''\nCustom designed from an antique Japanese door Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA)
Still Life with Lemons, Oranges, and a Rose, After Francisco de Zurbaran
Vik Muniz\nStill Life with Lemons, Oranges, and a Rose, After Francisco de Zurbaran\n\n2004\nChromogenic print\n#5 of 6\nImage/sheet: 40" x 67"; Frame: 44.625" x 72.125" 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