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LAMA holds three auctions a year, plus occasional exhibits that are open to the public. For the casual buyer to the most dedicated collector, LAMA auctions offer quality, vetted modern material in every price range, including paintings, prints, furniture, and decorative objects. LAMA is source, and serves as a meeting point, for high quality works of art, practiced knowledge, and professional relationships in the realm of Modern Art & Design. With 25 years of experience, LAMA has carved a niche in the international market through milestone auctions featuring artists and designers such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Pablo Picasso, Alexander Calder, George Nakashima, Mike Kelley, Ettore Sottsass, Charles & Ray Eames, Paul László, and R.M. Schindler. LAMA has also conducted auctions for prominent California estates, including those of Max Palevsky, Linda Sullivan, Dalzell Hatfield, James Byrnes, Richard Dorso, Julius Shulman, Richard Neutra, and James Prestini. From a single work of art to an entire estate, LAMA is the premier auction house on the West Coast to buy and sell Modern Art & Design.
Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA) - Oct 9, 2019
In 1970, Ed Moses was to be featured in an exhibition at Mizuno Gallery. Having been told that he “could do anything in her gallery,” even “take the roof off,” Moses decided to do just that. For the first time venturing into the environmental inquiries of the Light and Space artists who surrounded him, Moses sought to create a “container ...
Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA) - Oct 8, 2019
One of the few women recognized as a Light and Space artist in the 1960s, Mary Corse developed a signature vocabulary for the exploration of perception and experience within her works. Fascinated by color theory from a young age, the artist sought to manipulate and improve on the medium-specific tactics of the preceding generation of modernist pain...
Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA) - Oct 6, 2019
On a surfing trip to Mexico in the 1950s, Ken Price became enamored with the folk pottery that populated Tijuana’s shops and vendor carts. Along with textural and geometric appeal, each piece bore inadvertent traces of its maker’s hand. By the early 1960s, Price had travelled to Japan and similarly was taken by the culture’s reverence for fin...
Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA) - Oct 3, 2019
Born in National City, California in 1931, John Baldessari would go on to become one of the most important artists of the Conceptual art movement. After receiving his bachelor’s degree from San Diego State College in 1953, Baldessari pursued post-graduate work at UC Berkeley, UCLA, the Otis Art Institute, and the Chouinard Art Institute. Upon ret...
Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA) - Sep 24, 2019
While often misunderstood during her lifetime, Elaine Sturtevant (most commonly referred to simply as Sturtevant) has become the subject of great critical affection over the past decade. In 2014, the Museum of Modern Art, New York organized “Sturtevant: Double Trouble,” the first American retrospective of her five decade-long career. Together w...