Tag Archives: Modern Design

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.

Peter’s Post-Auction Picks: Top 5 Bargains for the Budget Shopper

As a follow-up to Top 5 Unsold Investment Lots, today Peter goes over unsold lots that are all priced under $700.

#5 //

Lot 428
Modern decorator acrylic desk

Great desk or dining table, or both, especially for the small apartment.
(Buy it now price: $400)

#4 //

Lot 407
American Modern
lacquered coffee table

Everyone will be fighting for this look in a few years. Be ahead of the pack.
(Buy it now price: $200)

#3 //

Lot 361
Danish Modern teak coffee table

A great functional coffee table will work perfectly in modern or traditional spaces.
(Buy it now price: $500)

#2 //

Lot 320
General Electric clock

A beautiful clock on a high quality custom base, carpe momento!
(Buy it now price: $625)

#1 //

Lot 65
Herbert Matter Self Portrait

A great photo-surrealist work for about the cost of a frame.
(Buy it now price: $625)

For a full list of unsold lots, please visit the LAMA Homepage.
See something you like? Email Shannon@lamodern.com to make an offer.

Lot Information:

Lot 65
Herbert Matter
Untitled (Self Portrait)
Vintage Silver Gelatin print
Image 9.25″ x 7.5″; Frame 21″ x 17″

Lot 320
Mid Century Modern Clock
General Electric
designed circa 1960
Retains General Electric label
with stand 15.25″h x 13″ x 10.5″diameter

Lot 361
Danish Modern
Coffee table
Manufacturer unknown
designed circa 1960
16″h x 59″ x 20.25″

Lot 407
American Modern
Coffee table
Manufacturer unknown
designed circa 1970
17.5″h x 34″ x 34″

Lot 428
Modern Decorator
Manufacturer unknown
designed circa 1970
Acrylic with glass top   30″h x 66″w x 36″d

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.

50th Auction Catalogues Are Here!


And we are busy preparing them for mailing.

272 pages of great Modern Design & Fine Art (with a special 50th auction surprise inside!)

Order your catalogue today.

The auction is Sunday, October 17th.

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

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

Calling All Modern Art, Design & Furniture for the upcoming LAMA Spring 2010 Auction!

We are in the process of gearing up for the next LAMA Auction, and to make this auction better than the last, we are calling for your Modern Art, Design and Furniture! If you have a single piece to an entire estate of Modern and/or Contemporary material ranging from fine art, design, and sculpture, to furniture, lighting, and decorative arts, LAMA is the best place to get the highest prices for your valuables. LAMA only takes pieces on consignment to ensure the best marketplace for collectables.

The consignment deadline is Friday, March 5th. If you have items you would like to consign, please send images/descriptions to Peter Loughrey, peter@lamodern.com, to start the consignment process.

December 2009 Auction, Lot 315, Keith Haring, Untitled, Estimate $25,000 - 30,000, Realized $88,812.50