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The recent announcement that LACMA has made an offer to, in effect, absorb the struggling MOCA has been the gossip of the arts community both locally and beyond for weeks. The fact that this offer has been on the table for nearly five years without serious consideration is, in my opinion, scandalous. In 2008, Michael Govan, the director of LACMA, proposed such an idea when MOCA was in dire financial straights. At the time, there was almost universal shock and revulsion from MOCA supporters and the idea was quickly shot down when Eli Broad came to its rescue. No one listened to Govan on the merits. It was just too much to imagine losing independence, especially to the cross-town rival. But really, as it turns out, it was just too big of an idea to get behind.Continue Reading >> March 12, 2013
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The preview + exhibition has officially opened!
Eager previewers have been asking questions about the collection, but they have also been curious about Richard Dorso. Here are five facts about Richard Dorso:
1. Richard Dorso was an agent at William Morris in the 30s and went on to be executive producer on shows such as, “The Fugitive”, “Outer Limits”, “Gilligan’s Island”, “The Patty Duke Show”, “Sea …Continue Reading >> September 22, 2011
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Jori Finkel of the Los Angeles Times wrote a recent article outlining the top 20 artists that will be featured the most in Pacific Standard Time exhibitions.
Top of the list: John Baldessari
(whose work will be shown in 11 Pacific Standard Time exhibitions)
LAMA is offering two John Baldessari phototext paintings for sale in the October 9, 2011 Auction of The Collection of Richard …Continue Reading >> September 19, 2011
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12 days until Collecting in Los Angeles 1945 – 1980 officially opens.
As part of Collecting in Los Angeles 1945 – 1980, LAMA has invited David John of the acclaimed art and interiors blog You Have Been Here Sometime (YHBHS) to create, design, and style a three-week interior showcase, the first of its kind, at the LAMA showroom that will exhibit a fresh and …Continue Reading >> September 6, 2011
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The June 26, 2011 Modern Art & Design Auction catalogue is officially at the printers. We will be getting the fresh copies by June 1st.
Want to pre-order your very own catalogue?
Click HERE for the catalogue order form.
Lot 117 Joan Miro Day (Jour) 1953 Color lithograph #27 of 100 Signed lower right; edition lower left Image 15” x 10.75”; …Continue Reading >> May 19, 2011
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The preview officially opened yesterday and will be open every day through March 5th from 10am – 6pm. All of the 524 lots offered in the March 6th auction are displayed in the LAMA Showroom: 16145 Hart St. Van Nuys CA 91406.
To see photos of lots in the preview check out this article in Luxist.
Continue Reading >> February 26, 2011
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Today marks the third day of photography, which means chairs, tables, couches and lamps have all be shot for the upcoming October 2010 catalogue. phew.
Just on set was this interesting paper-mache statue of Mies van der Rohe, which was created by students in the architecture department at Cal Poly Pomona. These students gave the statue as a gift to Craig Ellwood, who was a …Continue Reading >> August 18, 2010
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Yes, it is hard to believe that this October Los Angeles Modern Auctions will conduct its 50th auction since 1992. From Eames, Schindler, and Laszlo, to Bertoia, Giacometti and Picasso, LAMA has represented Modern to its fullest. The landmark 50th auction will feature important modern works from the 20th century ranging from fine art and furniture to decorative arts and sculpture.
To submit material for this …Continue Reading >> July 6, 2010
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