BILLINGS live in-house auctions of modern art & design are held at our brick-and-mortar space, located at 1919 Bay Street, in the heart of the Arts District in downtown Los Angeles. Created to provide an accessible platform for the acquisition of quality modern design, furniture, art, decorative objects and accessories, BILLINGS was initiated to fill a void in Los Angeles’ design market through a decided absence of curated channels for the acquisition of exceptional historical and contemporary items.
Founded by Lorca Cohen and Greg Wooten of The Window, Joshua Kritzer of Rewire Gallery, Rich Carmichael and Katie Payne, BILLINGS is a design community-inspired venture that presents auctions of modern art & design coupled with creative events featuring music and video performances.
The quarterly auctions offer 300+ lots of modern design featuring pieces from the pedigreed to the anonymous, the classic to the unusual and the rare and note-worthy. Representing a wide-range of North American and international art and design, our catalog is often heavily weighted in mid-century modern modernist selections with offerings from the 1960s through the early 2000s.
BILLINGS' in-house live auctions are open to the public. Those unable to attend the live auctions, can bid online by registering at billingsauction.com or liveauctioneers.com/billings. Once registered, bidders can watch the auction online through our live platform feed and bid remotely via smartphone, tablet or computer. We also accommodate absentee and phone bidding via email@example.com.
GREG WOOTEN & LORCA COHEN
Lorca Cohen and Greg Wooten, owners of The Window gallery, first met at the Palm Springs Modernism show in 2006. They developed a friendship based on a shared aesthetic and mutual passion for discovering beautiful objects. After many successful shopping ventures both in the states and abroad, and with a mutual desire for change, they decided to create a new business together. The result is their esoteric and eclectic design space in Los Angeles. Housed in a spectacular 1930’s industrial art deco storefront that once served as a Ford Model-A showroom, The Window has become a popular resource for high- end interior designers and sophisticated retail customers. The Window recently exhibited a collection of new furniture designs by notorious NYC designer, Ricky Clifton.
Rich Carmichael has been a modern art and design gallery owner and dealer of mid-century furniture and design in Los Angeles for over 20 years.
Prior to Billings, Katie received a Master’s in American Fine and Decorative Art from the Sotheby’s Institute of Art, New York City. She enjoys dogs, food and burning down tyrannical institutions.
Joshua Kritzer, the founder of Los Angeles' Rewire Gallery, has been a creative force in the lighting design industry for over twenty years. In addition to custom lighting design, Rewire Gallery offers an extensive collection of modern twentieth century lighting. The Rewire brand has grown significantly, and is now recognized for its specialization in all things pertaining to historical lighting and fixtures. Rewire has recently partnered with several well-known lighting manufacturers to offer new lighting that maintains its historical design and context.