What We’re Looking For

Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA), the fastest growing auction house in the world of modern and contemporary art, is the leading auction house dedicated to selling 20th century Modern Fine Art & Design.

From a single work of art to an entire estate, LAMA continues to be the choice auction house on the West Coast to sell Modern Art & Design. For more than 20 years, LAMA has conducted auctions for prominent California estates including those of Max Palevsky, James Byrnes, Linda Sullivan, Dalzell Hatfield, and Richard Dorso, in addition to Julius Shulman, Richard Neutra, and James Prestini. Additionally, LAMA has represented complete commissions by George Nakashima, Paul Laszlo, William “Billy” Haines, and Ettore Sottsass. In 1999, LAMA won the commission to represent the ARCO Corporate Art Collection, selling works by top-tier artists including Andy Warhol, Harry Bertoia, Theodore Roszak, Herbert Bayer, Clement Meadmore, Roy Lichtenstein, and many more. Selling over 900 works for the ARCO Corporate Art Collection established LAMA as the leading venue to sell a complete collection, in addition to individual consignments of major Modern Art & Design.

Peter Loughrey, Director of Modern Design & Fine Art, is a trusted expert with over 20 years of experience. He is able to advise, consult, and provide free, confidential market evaluations of your collectibles. Not only is he a repeat appraiser on PBS’s “Antiques Roadshow”, but he has also been featured on Forbes’ “Sold!” on Ovation TV as well as Fortune.  Read more about Peter Loughrey.

LAMA excels in the sale of art and design by major secondary market artists and designers such as:


California Modern and Contemporary
Ruth Asawa, John Baldessari, David Hockney, Ed Ruscha, Wayne Thiebaud, Vija Celmins, De Wain Valentine, Judy Chicago, Sam Francis, Richard Diebenkorn, Peter Alexander, Mary Corse, Billy Al Bengston, Joe Goode, Ed Moses, Ed Keinholz, Larry Bell, John Altoon, Robert Graham, Peter Voulkos, John Mason, Ken Price, Tim Hawkinson, Raymond Pettibon, Mike Kelley, Bruce Conner, Jay DeFeo, Llyn Foulkes, Jonas Wood, Mark Grotjahn, Vasa, and many more

International Modern and Contemporary
Andy Warhol, Alma Thomas, Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Alexander Calder, Diego Giacometti, Georges Braque, Jean Arp, Salvador Dalí, Man Ray, Marc Chagall, Robert Motherwell, Tom Wesselmann, John Chamberlain, Roy Lichtenstein, Larry Rivers, Chuck Close, Alex Katz, Keith Haring, Ellsworth Kelly, Harry Bertoia, Sol LeWitt, Bruce Nauman, Richard Pettibone, Robert Rauschenberg, George Rickey, Takashi Murakami, Robert Therrien, Rachel Whiteread, Tara Donovan, Robert Longo, Tom Sachs, and many more

Hard Edge Painting
Karl Benjamin, Lorser Feitelson, Frederick Hammersley, John McLaughlin, June Harwood, Helen Lundeberg


Ron Arad, Fernando & Humberto Campana, Shiro Kuramata, Mark Brazier-Jones, Roy McMakin, Alexandre Dubreuil, Tejo Remy, Tord Boontje, François-Xavier Lalanne

Ettore Sottsass, Alessandro Mendini, Martine Bedin, Andrea Branzi, Michele De Lucchi

Le Corbusier, Marcel Breuer, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Eileen Gray, Maria Pergay, Jacques Adnet, Greta Magnusson Grossman, Charles & Ray Eames, George Nakashima, Hans Wegner, Eero Saarinen, Massimo Vignelli, Florence Knoll, Isamu Noguchi, Gio Ponti, Piero Fornasetti, Gertrud & Otto Natzler, Serge Mouille, George Nelson, Charlotte Perriand, Jean Prouvé, R.M. Schindler, Richard Neutra

Art Deco
Emile-Jacques Ruhlmann, Armand-Albert Rateau, Paul Iribe, Demetre Chiparus, Pierre Chareau

Art Nouveau
Emile Gallé, Louis Majorelle, François-Raoul Larche, Hector Guimard, Antoni Gaudí, Henry van de Velde, Otto Wagner, Josef Hoffmann, Koloman Moser

Arts and Crafts
Greene & Greene, William Morris, Edward William Godwin, Archibald Knox, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Tiffany & Co.

For a confidential market evaluation, please email Shannon Loughrey at shannon@lamodern.com with images and/or description of the items you wish to consign.