Category Archives: LAMA Exclusive
Peter Loughrey will be traveling across the country to conduct appraisals for the 18th season of Antiques Roadshow this summer.
Peter’s first stop is Jacksonville, Florida this Saturday, June 8th. He will also be traveling to Anaheim, CA on June 22nd and Boise, ID on June 29th.Continue Reading >> June 6, 2013
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The May 19, 2013 auction broke world records for a work by Vija Celmins, the highest price achieved at auction for a work on canvas by the artist, and a work by Joe Goode, which set a new world auction record for any work by the artist.
LAMA achieved a new company record for total sales, realizing $3.46 million and selling 120% of the 469 lots by value. Sunday’s auction firmly establishes LAMA’s position as an international marketplace for Modern Art & Design.Continue Reading >> May 21, 2013
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Today, I’d like to share some thoughts about the great Los Angeles artists Billy Al Bengston and Ken Price, their epic friendship, and how they are both children and fathers of the Southern California art scene.
This week LAMA was honored by a visit from Mr. Bengston and he retains the same wit and magnetism he carried so effortlessly 50 years ago. We’re honored to spotlight the legend of Bengston and Price.Continue Reading >> May 16, 2013
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For over twenty years, Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA) has been privileged to auction over 25,000 works of modern art and design, but last February a longtime friend and client of LAMA presented me one of the most important works LAMA has ever represented: Vija Celmins’ Untitled (Knife and Dish) (Lot 160) from her seminal year of 1964.
I had never seen a Celmins painting from this legendary era in-person and for good reason – the artist only created these object paintings for a brief period in 1964. They are therefore extremely rare; experts have speculated that there are fewer than ten such paintings in existence. The works that have survived, and are publicly known, are in the Whitney Museum of American Art, MoMA, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, as well as important private collections.Continue Reading >> May 15, 2013
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An extensive archive for all things design, You Have Been Here Sometime is a compilation of conversations with designers and artisans. Paired with beautiful photographs, the website offers a fresh approach to design from the intelligent and discerning David John, interior designer of Disc Interiors.
YHBHS interviewed Dan Tolson about Serge Mouille, and Laure Joliet took photographs of the LAMA front gallery adorned with Serge Mouille lighting, Richard Artschwager furniture, and Karl Benjamin paintings. Continue reading for the full interview.Continue Reading >> May 14, 2013
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Peter Loughrey will be on Antiques Roadshow tonight – Seattle Hour 1 – and he will be live tweeting for the duration of the show.
Follow @LAModernAuction and @RoadshowPBS on Twitter to get Peter’s unique perspective and expertise. Live tweeting starts tonight at 7:45 p.m. (PST).
To see Peter in action and the modern marvel he is appraising, be sure to set your DVRs for the PBS Antiques Roadshow on Monday, May 13, 2013 (8 p.m. PST). Check out your local listings.Continue Reading >> May 13, 2013
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May 9, 2013
The May 19, 2013 Modern Art & Design Auction just went from 468 lots to 470 lots. The two lots that were just added are an Alexander Calder Brooch made for Connie Breuer, wife to architect Marcel Breuer, and an Andy Warhol print, Edward Kennedy. Continue reading for images and lot information.
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May 4, 2013
Once again, LAMA is proud to offer a selection of paintings from Southern California’s own Karl Benjamin, the Hard Edge painter who immersed his canvases in a dense vocabulary of color. Two of these paintings come from a family that shared a close relationship with Karl going back to his days as an elementary school teacher in the Chino Unified School District. Click to read more about how the consignor acquired these two early paintings from the artist (one originally bought for $200) and to see a picture taken in 1964 of one of the paintings in their home.
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