Y H B H S (card catalog) selection 8
Peter Loughrey, founder & director
Los Angeles Modern Auctions, Los Angeles
Collecting Design, by Adam Lindemann
"This book is exciting because it approaches the subject of collecting design from several different angles, including opinions and thought processes of dealers, collectors, taste-makers and auctioneers.
It should prove to be an art book that you will actually read all the way through."
"C O L L E C T I N G .. D E S I G N tells all about an addictive occupation, vintage pieces vs. limited editions, the big names and what to keep an eye on, all from the perspective of a passionate collector meeting market luminaries for in-depth conversations — his fellow collectors (Bruno Bischofberger, Michael Boyd, Peter M. Brant, Dennis Freedman, Dakis Joannou, Reed Krakoff, Ronald Lauder), the dealers (Anthony DeLorenzo, Suzanne Demisch, Ulrich Fiedler, Barry Friedman, Didier and Clémence Krzentowski, Zesty Meyers and Evan Snyderman, Murray Moss, Patrick Seguin, Alasdhair Willis), select tastemakers (Jacques Grange, Marc Jacobs, Karl Lagerfeld, Peter Marino, Robert Rubin, Ian Schrager, Axel Vervoordt), and auction experts (Gerti Draxler from Dorotheum, Vienna, Philippe Garner from Christie’s, Peter and Shannon Loughrey from LAMA, Los Angeles, Alexander Payne from Phillips de Pury, Richard Wright, James Zemaitis from Sotheby’s).
Lindemann writes: "Sitting down for hours with 32 experts, I can now discuss the finer points of Emile-Jacques Ruhlmann versus Eileen Gray, Carlo Mollino versus Gio Ponti, of Marc Newson versus Ron Arad, and so on. I hope you will enjoy and profit from this fascinating field as much as I have."
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Peter Loughrey is the founder and director of L A M A, which he established in 1992. He opened a gallery in Los Angeles in 1987. Quickly realizing that the auction field was more exciting, he changed gears and established the auction company in 1992. In 1995, he took a year off and moved to London where he enrolled in the Works of Art course at Sotheby’s. While interning at their Vintage Car Department, he realized that California was the place to be and upon his course completion returned to L.A. He has been the director ever since.