For those who love 20th century home furnishings and fine art, the city’s most prestigious specialist design auction house, Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA), is having its first ever warehouse tag sale on April 18-19 in the company’s Van Nuys headquarters.
“There will be about 300 items, including designs by Charles and Ray Eames, George Nelson, Eero Saarinen, as well as more obscure makers. Some pieces have been in our back warehouse for as long as 20 years,” says Peter Loughrey, founder and owner of LAMA. “In addition to books, prints, paintings, ceramics and glass, there is even a papier-mâché sculpture of architect Mies van der Rohe that was made by architecture students in the 1970s.”
Prices will range from $10 to $3,000, and everything is priced as marked and offered in as-is condition with no guarantee of authenticity. All purchases — payable with cash, Visa and MasterCard and approved checks — are final, and items must be collected at the time of purchase. (Bring your own packing materials.) And, unlike LAMA’s regular auctions, there will be no preview exhibition and no available lists and images of merchandise available to the public. Happily, LAMA shared some photographs of items in the sale as seen here.
Los Angeles Modern Auctions, 16145 Hart St., Van Nuys. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. only on April 18 and 19.