About LAMA

Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA) is the first auction house to specialize in Modern Art, Design and Furniture.  As Los Angeles’ premier auction house for modern art and design, LAMA has consistently offered highly prized rarities from important artists in the fields of:

Fine Art:

Decorative Art:

Design:

Peter Loughrey is the founder and director of LAMA, which he established in 1992. He first opened a gallery in Los Angeles in 1987.  Quickly realizing that the auction field was more exciting, he changed gears and established the auction company in 1992.  In 1995, he took a year off and moved to London where he enrolled in the Works of Art Course at Sotheby’s.  While interning at their Vintage Car Department, he realized that California was the place to be and upon his course completion returned to Los Angeles.  He has been the director ever since.

Having been in the auction business for over 18 years, Peter is considered an expert in Modern Fine Art and Design.  He has written many articles and most recently was a contributor on the Case Study Houses (Taschen 2003) and Julius Shulman Modernism Rediscovered (Taschen 2007).  He has been voted one of the 50 most powerful dealers in Art & Auctions “Power Issue” for both 2000 and 2001.  He has been an appraiser on PBS’s Emmy winning “Antiques Road Show” for five seasons.  Further, he was featured in the documentary “Sold!” which is still running on Ovation TV. In 2008 Peter led the expansion of LAMA to a 17,000 square foot gallery in Van Nuys, California.

Check out Los Angeles Modern Auctions on Wikipedia.

The Los Angeles Modern Auctions Blog is intended to provide expert knowledge in the field of MODERN. In addition to providing insight and historical information on select objects and artists, we will also update you on current events in the LA area and details regarding upcoming LAMA auctions.

We welcome any feed back and enjoy all questions you have about LAMA, upcoming sales, and specific items.

8 responses to “About LAMA

  1. Super-Duper site! I am loving it!! Will come back again – taking you feeds also, Thanks.

  2. thanks !! very helpful post!

  3. from your December 4 auction, did
    Lot 396, Joan Miro, Homage to Miro
    sell?
    If not, is it available?

    Thanks,
    Stephen.waxman@yale.edu

  4. I found your blog on google and read a few of your other posts. I just added you to my Google News Reader. Keep up the good work Look forward to reading more from you in the future.

  5. I really liked your blog! It helped me alot…

  6. Would like an invite and directions to the May auction. Can I bid via proxy? Thanks, R, Kent

  7. I found your blog on google and read a few of your other posts. I just added you to my Google News Reader. Keep up the good work Look forward to reading more from you in the future.
    +1

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