The Artelligence Podcast spends a little time talking to LAMA’s Peter Loughrey about the growth of his regional auction house and LA’s distinctive art and design collecting culture:
Peter Loughrey is an established curator, trusted consultant, and a well-recognized expert in Modern Design & Fine Art. He is a prominent figure in the Los Angeles Modern Art & Design community through his involvement at LACMA as a member of the Decorative Arts and Design Council and Contemporary Friends, as well as his contributions to Taschen books. Not only is he a repeat appraiser on PBS’s “Antiques Roadshow”, but he has also been featured on Forbes’ “Sold!” on Ovation TV.
Peter co-curated many Los Angeles gallery shows, including “Gio Ponti: Furnished Settings & Figuration” (2004) and “Dutch Design” (2005), both at ACME Gallery, in addition to co-curating and publishing a catalog for “Gaetano Pesce: Pieces from a Larger Puzzle” at Los Angeles’ Italian Cultural Institute (2010). He has also written numerous articles and was a contributor in the books Case Study Houses (Taschen 2003), Julius Shulman Modernism Rediscovered (Taschen 2007), and Collecting Design (Taschen 2010). He was named one of the 50 most powerful dealers in the Art + Auction “Power Issue” for two consecutive years.