SUMMER 2017 POTTERY AUCTION
SUNDAY, JUNE 4, 2017
12 PM – 4 PM PST
Online auction featuring 175+ lots of Twentieth Century Pottery
SPRING AUCTION OF MODERN ART & DESIGN
SATURDAY, JUNE 24, 2017
12 PM - 6 PM PST
Quarterly auction featuring 300+ lots of Modern Art and Design
BILLINGS events and live in-house auctions are held at our brick-and-mortar space, located at 1919 Bay Street in Downtown Los Angeles. Established in the heart of Los Angeles’ Arts District, BILLINGS was created to provide an accessible platform for the acquisition of quality modern design that includes furnishings, art, decorative objects and accessories. We were 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 pieces.
Founded by Lorca Cohen and Greg Wooten of The Window, Joshua Kritzer of Rewire Gallery and Los Angeles modern design dealer Rich Carmichael, partnered with Katie Payne, we are a design community-inspired venture, presenting events and parties that feature creative happenings, music and live performances coupled with the interactive excitement of our live auctions.
Our quarterly auctions offer over 300 lots of modern design featuring pieces from the pedigreed to the anonymous, the classic to the unusual and the rare and note-worthy, with estimates ranging from $100 to $100,000. 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.
October 2016 marked the addition of monthly online auctions that feature curated lots of special and unique items, often from private collections. The quarterly and monthly auctions together provide great potential for consigners, seasoned collectors and first-time buyers alike.
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.
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 & design gallery owner and dealer of mid-century furniture and design in Los Angeles for the last 15 years.
Joshua Kritzer has been a creative force in the design industry for the past 20 years, and founded Rewire gallery in 2003. The gallery currently houses an impressive collections of vintage 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
Prior to joining BILLINGS, Katie received a Masters in Fine and Decorative Art from the Sotheby’s Institute of Art in New York City.
Please contact us directly for additional information and consignments requests.
1919 Bay Street
Los Angeles, CA 90021
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