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Buy it Now!

The December 11, 2011 Important Modern Art & Design auction was LAMA’s highest grossing auction to date.

Prices Realized are here. 

For a list of unsold lots, please visit the home page of the LAMA website. These lots are available at a first-come, first-served basis. Please send all offers to Shannon Loughrey,


The December 11, 2011 Important Modern Art & Design Auction is TODAY.

The auction starts promptly at 12 p.m. Noon (PST).

Come to the LAMA Showroom: 16145 Hart Street Van Nuys, CA 91406 to get in on the action.

Follow the auction live at



Getting Ready for the December 11th Auction

Here are some helpful tips to prepare you for tomorrow’s auction.

Auction Date:
Sunday, December 11, 2011

Auction starts promptly at:
12 p.m. Noon (Pacific Time)

Auction is held at:
16145 Hart Street
Van Nuys, CA 91406

Although all phone/absentee bids were due by:
Saturday, December 10th at 5 p.m. (Pacific Time)  we will try our best to accommodate your bids, whether it be by phone or absentee.

Doors to the auction house open to last-minute previewers at:
11 a.m. Sunday, December 11th (16145 Hart Street Van Nuys, CA 91406)

Buyer’s premium for in-person/phone/absentee bidders:
25%, but can be reduced to 22.5%
if pay by cash, check, or bank wire by  December 19th.

Buyer’s premium for all online bids:
27.5% and cannot be reduced

Registration for in-person bidding: 
You must bring your driver’s license and a valid Visa or Mastercard. We ask for the credit card information as a formal agreement, we do not charge your card.

People ask, “How many lots do you get through in one hour?”
About 70 – 100 lots

Can you watch the auction happening live online?
Yes, you can. Please go to to watch the live bidding online. You do NOT need to register for a username to simply watch the live bidding online.

How and where do I park at your auction?
We offer complimentary valet parking.

Will you be offering food and beverages during the auction?
Yes, Border Grill taco truck will be serving lunch.

What do I do if I was a successful phone or absentee bidder?
A LAMA representative will be calling you on Monday, December 12th to go over your invoice, as well as payment and shipping details.

When can I pick up the lots I won if I was a successful bidder?
Monday, December 12th – Friday, December 16th; 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Good luck to all bidders!

December 11th Auction Preview Now OPEN

The preview for the December 11, 2011 Important Modern Art & Design auction has officially opened today!

Come to the LAMA Showroom to see over 500 lots of exceptional modern fine art and design, including works by Andy Warhol, Ed Ruscha, John Baldessari, Arne Jacobsen, Verner Panton, Dan Johnson, Charles & Ray Eames, Philip Johnson, Robert Graham, Timo Sarpaneva, Greene & Greene, Raymond Loewy, and John Chamberlain.

Preview Dates:
Thursday, December 1st – Saturday, December 10th
open daily 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
16145 Hart Street Van Nuys, CA 91406

Auction Date:
Sunday, December 11, 2011; 12pm (PST)
16145 Hart Street Van Nuys, CA 91406

All lots are online here. 

For all bidding inquires, please call 323-904-1950 to speak with a LAMA representative directly.

December 2011 Auction Lots ONLINE

Over 500 lots of important Modern Fine Art & Design in the December 11, 2011 Auction are all available for viewing online

Auction Dates: December 11, 2011; 12 pm Noon (Pacific)
Preview Dates:  December 1 – 10, 2011; 10 am – 6 pm
Location for Auction and Preview:
16145 Hart Street
Van Nuys, CA 91406


Lot Information:

Lot 235
Gio Ponti  
Diavolo (Devil)  
Paolo de Poli  
designed 1956  
Enameled copper  
Estimate $3,000 – 5,000


December 11th Auction Catalogues are HERE!

We just got in fresh copies of catalogue for the December 11, 2011 Important Modern Art & Design Auction. This auction will be LAMA’s most important auction since opening in 1992.  You won’t want to miss it.

Order your very own
catalogue today!

Lot Information:

Lot 231
Verner Panton
Peacock Chair
From the Wire Collection series
Plus-Linje, Denmark
designed circa 1950s
16″ x 37.5″ diameter
Estimate $3,000 – 5,000

Save the Date for LAMA’s Best Sale Yet

Save the date for the
December 11, 2011 
Important Modern Art & Design Auction,
LAMA’s most impressive sale
since opening in 1992.

Highlights include:

a 1906 Greene & Greene linen cabinet from the Dr. W. T. Bolton House #3

one of two unique George Nelson Marshmallow sofas

John Chamberlain mixed media relief sculpture from 1962

Diamond dust Shoes by Andy Warhol

one of only a handful of Isamu Noguchi Chess tables known to survive


Andy Warhol
Screenprint with diamond dust
From edition of 60
40.25″ x 59.5″
Signed with edition verso
Estimate $70,000 – 90,000