Tag Archives: modern art

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.

About the June 2011 Auction Catalogue

Thank you to everyone who has given us feedback on the June 26, 2011 Modern Art & Design Auction Catalogue.  Here are some comments we would like to share:

“Just got the catalog and it looks great.  I think the cover is your best one ever, really beautiful.”


“TOTAL GENIUS!!!!! The front and back is a master-stroke!  You guys are simply the best at what you do!”


“One of the most beautiful and creative catalogues I have seen in a long time!  The cover is astounding.  Total WOW!  Thank you and I will attend.”


“Shannon, received the new catalog today. Congratulations on a brilliant and award winning design. You guys are getting better every auction. Nice printing too. I’m suggesting you enter into some graphic shows and competitions.”


Buy your very own copy today. Go here.


Check out what
from the June 26, 2011 Modern Art & Design Auction!

Mid-Centuria explores art, design and décor from Bauhaus to Mid-Century Modern and beyond. Covering both fine and applied art forms, which encompasses painting, sculpture, mosaics, pottery, glass, ceramics, textile and furniture. While mainly focused on original period pieces, contemporary items that capture the original genre’s essence are also included.

June 26, 2011 Auction Lots ONLINE NOW

Over 450 lots of 20th century prints, paintings, furniture, lighting, ceramics, and photographs — all available for viewing ONLINE.

To place bids, please email Shannon@lamodern.com with lots of interest.

For condition reports, please email Elizabeth@lamodern.com with a list of lots and/or questions regarding conditions for each lot.

Lot Information


Lot 232
Eero Aarino
Pony chair
designed 1973
35″h x 25″w x 45″l
Estimate $2,500 – 3,500
June 26, 2011 Modern Art & Design Auction 

Lot 255
Alessandro Pianon
Handblown glass figure (bird/Pulcini)
designed 1962
6.75″ x 8.5″ x 3.5″
Estimate $3,000 – 5,000
June 26, 2011 Modern Art & Design Auction 

50 days till LAMA’s 50th Auction!

The countdown is evidence of our excitement for the October 17, 2010 Modern Art & Design Auction! Only 50 days till we get to see some of the best modern material on the market hit the auction block. A great example of what’s to come (just in under the wire) is this Diego Rivera watercolor.

Now it’s time to focus on the catalog…

Diego Rivera
Stone Cutter
Watercolor on paper
15″ x 11.8″
$30,000 – 40,000
To be offered in October 17, 2010 Auction

LAMA goes to San Diego to give Appraisals

Do you live in San Diego? Do you own vintage modern art, furniture or design, which you are interested in selling and would you like to know their market values?

If you answered yes to these questions today is your lucky day!

Peter Loughrey will be in San Diego Thursday and Friday, June 10th and 11th and still has some appointments open to conduct appraisals. If you are looking to sell, contact us as soon as possible to set up an appointment for Peter to see your collection.

To set up an appointment please contact Shannon at shannon@lamodern.com and include images of the items of interest.

Andy Warhol, Marilyn (F/S 29), 1967

Research Mode: Modern Art Library

We are in full research mode for the May 23, 2010 Modern Art & Design Auction Catalogue. Books are everywhere, and thankfully, we have a pretty extensive art library, so doing research is quite fun.  Here are some photos:

Modern Art, Modern Design, Modern Furniture: See you at the Auction

Yesterday we sent out an email to our LAMA mailing list subscribers (if you aren’t on the list, you should definitely sign-up to receive auction updates) announcing a last call for consignments for the Spring 2010 Modern Art and Design Auction. If you wish to consign any material, please email images to Peter at peter@lamodern.com, for the deadline is Friday, March 5!  Needless to say, the phones have been ringing off the hook! Check out the material that will definitely be in the Spring 2010 Modern Art & Design Auction:

Fine Art by Andy Warhol, Tony Rosenthal, Jerome Kirk, Pablo Picasso, Arnaldo Pomodoro, Francois-Xavier Lalanne, Ed Ruscha, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring.

Decorative Arts by Otto Natzler, Frank Lloyd Wright, Peter Voulkos, Paul Schreckengost, Architectural Pottery and Stan Bitters.

Furniture and Design by George Nakashima, Paul Evans, Phillip Lloyd Powell, Sam Maloof, Marcel Breuer, Van Keppel & Green, and George Nelson.

Ralph Goings, watercolor, "Gem Top", Estimate $30,000 - 50,000, To be in Spring 2010 Auction