Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA) seeks a full-time Registrar to join the auction house. The ideal candidate is highly organized with great attention to detail. LAMA is the leading auction house on the West Coast for modern and contemporary fine art and design, and candidates must thrive in a fast-paced, high-intensity working environment.
The Registrar executes the logistics of incoming and outgoing property from the auction house and manages LAMA’s inventory database. The role works closely with the Client Services and Specialist Departments to successfully coordinate each consignment to the auction house.
Serve as primary liaison with third parties regarding incoming and outgoing property
Inventory and organize physical property at LAMA
Manage database containing consignment and inventory data
Assemble and present incoming consignment information to relevant staff
Generate condition reports with the specialist department
Coordinate conservation work with vendors
Minimum 2 years of applicable experience
Excellent organizational and inventory management skills
Acute attention to detail with a high-volume of tasks
Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
Experience managing a high-volume of email correspondence
Effective performance under accelerated deadlines and shifting priorities
Must possess personal ownership and accountability for projects, goals, and outcomes
Proficiency with Microsoft Office is necessary; knowledge of FileMaker Pro is an advantage
Auction house or other art business experience is an advantage, but not required
Modern Auctions, Inc., is an equal employment opportunity corporation. After 30 days of employment, employees may elect to join a company sponsored health and dental plan. LAMA also offers a 401(k) Profit Share plan for the exclusive benefit of all eligible employees. Salary compensation is commensurate with experience.
To apply, please email cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to Carolina Ivey at firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line including “Registrar Application”. Please no phone calls.
This article in Bloomberg about “Expensive yachts that double as floating art galleries…” is pretty ridiculous. Then I clicked on the “Listen to Article” button.
“Art historian and conservationist Pandora Mather-Rees runs courses in practical care of fine arts on a superyacht — at a cost of as much as 300 euros a day. Mather-Rees started giving lessons for crews after a billionaire sought her help in restoring a Jean-Michel Basquiat painting ruined first by his children throwing cornflakes and then by the crew wiping them off carelessly, according to the Observer. Her course teaches the crew to understand the value of objects on board and how to seek specialist help in case of emergency.”
This was easily one of the more popular pieces on view at the 2019 LA Art Show last month. Artist Laura Kimpton is the conceptual force behind the Monumental Word Series that began back in 2009 at the annual Burning Man art event in Nevada. Jeff Schomberg collaborated with Laura Kimpton in building and installing her conceptual designs.
If you’re at the LA Art Show today, we highly recommend you check out Melissa Morgan Fine Art in Booth #41. We were thoroughly captivated by works by artists Anthony James (whose work we had previously known only by reputation) and Andy Moses (who we’ve been fans of since meeting him at his show at Produce Haus a couple years ago).
“Anthony James is a sculptor, painter, and performance artist famous for setting fire to a Ferrari in a birch forest and entombing the ravaged car and trees in an installation called Kθ (2008). His practice incorporates a variety of industrial objects, steel vitrines, aluminum sculptures, detritus, and wall-mounted installations, his use of vitrines drawing comparisons to Damien Hirst and Jeff Koons. James is fixated with speed, mechanization, and the search for new practices to reflect themes of death, destruction, and rebirth.
“Andy Moses is a Los Angeles-based artist noted for his particular take on color and the relationship between space, shape and light. Moses paints with pearlescent pigments on concave canvases, which curve inward like the old Cinerama movie screens of the 1950’s.
Moses pushes the physical properties of paint through chemical reactions, viscosity interference, and gravity dispersion to create elaborate compositions that mimic nature and its forces. Moses also works with convex canvases, which utilize an outward curve, causing his pearlescent colors to shift and change as different amounts of light hit the surface at any given point.”
While you’re at the LA Art Show, we recommend stopping by Bert Green Fine Art (BGFA). Grey James will be featured in their Solo Projects booth (#827).
“Grey James’ paintings and mixed media works are concerned with the examination of specific motifs. Many of his core subjects are repeatedly and rigorously selected: the male nude, lemons, the sky, the sea, the horizon. At the center of the work is the idea of Nothing. As the artists observes: theres a lot going on in Nothing. As banal and monotonous as that appears, there are deeper meanings that touch on age old experiences of solitude, simplicity, and the truth found in silence and the observation and contemplation of the world. Simple works presented without pretension are tremendously powerful.”