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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Alexander Calder's Quatre Blances at auction for first time at LA Modern
The Modern Art & Design sale at Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA) on May 17 will see Alexander Calder's Quatre Blances, 1976, come to auction for the first time ever.
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Get Your Modern Art Fix at LAMA!
Los Angeles Modern Auctions will host their Modern Art & Design auction on March 1. The extensive auction features many important pieces by prominent artist and designers. Highlights include a sculptures by Harry Bertoia and De Wain Valentine, paintings by Massimo Campigli and Mary Corse and furniture by Finn Juhl and Fernando & Humberto Campana.

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Charles Simonds\nTowers\n\n1985\nClay, sand, wood\n11" x 24" x 24" Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA)
Two panel upholstered screen
Asian Style\nTwo panel upholstered screen\n\n20th Century\nManufacturer unknown\n72"h x 44" (open) Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA)
Gold (from Illustrations for Six Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm)
David Hockney\nGold (from Illustrations for Six Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm)\n\n1969-1970\nEtching on paper\n#7 of 100\nPublished by Petersburg Press, London\nSigned in graphite lower right margin of sheet; edition lower left\nImage: 13.5" x 10.5"; Sheet: 24.5" x 17.5" Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA)
Glazed Cock
Jacques Adnet\nGlazed Cock\n\nExecuted prior to 1935\nImpressed "Adnet" with museum accession numbers\n8.75" x 4.25" x 7"\nPurchased from Galeries Lafayette, Paris, 1935 Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA)
Rocking chair
Walter Lamb\nRocking chair\n\nDesigned c. 1950\nBrown-Jordan Co.\n31.75" x 21.25" x 31" 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