Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA)


Founded in 1992 by Peter Loughrey, Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA) is the first auction house to specialize in selling 20th century Modern Art & Design.

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 a 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 more than 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.

16145 Hart Street
Van Nuys
Los Angeles, California
United States 91406

Near 405 & 101 Freeways
View Phone323 904 1950
View Fax323-904-1954
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Years in Business: 28 years
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Director, Peter Loughrey at the LAMA gallery

  1. Features
  1. 20th Century Modern art and design.

9am-5pm; Monday through Friday

Services & Specialties: Artist Estates, Auction-Related Storage Services, Consignment, Private Sales Services, Sales, Valuations for Auction

Additional Information

Taking New Clients?: Yes

Works with New Collectors?: Yes

Key Personnel: Shannon Loughrey, president