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Robert Longo, Men in the Cities: Raphael and Barbara, 1998, lithograph, included in the May 21, Prints and Photographs Auction

Chicago — Hindman will continue to host remote auctions in the month of May with a week-long line up of Fine Art and Design auctions, beginning May 19.  Hindman’s Post War and Contemporary Art, Prints and Photographs, American and European Art, Modern Design and Early 20th Century Design auctions will collectively offer almost 600 lots of fine art and design.  This exciting week of sales will include a selection of highly curated material with works from top artists and designers.


One of the most important collections being offered during this week of Art and Design is the Collection of Norene Goldstein, Chicago, Illinois.  This carefully curated selection, with works spanning all three Fine Art sales, illustrates this exceptional and well-rounded collection.  Among the highlights are Robert Longo’s diptych, Men in the Cities: Raphael and Barbara which holds a presale estimate of $40,000-60,000,  Michelangelo Pistoletto’s Panni (from the Drape Suite) which will be offered at $25,000-35,000 and Stanley Boxer’s, Archingscreaminwinterslash, estimated at $4,000-6,000.


Post War and Contemporary Art | May 21 at 10am CST

The May 21 Post War and Contemporary Art auction will offer yet another strong selection of works by Chicago Imagists, following up on the record setting prices achieved for artists from the movement at Hindman in the fall of 2019. Highlighting this round of Imagist offerings are rare and important early career works by Miyoko Ito, Gladys Nilsson, Jim Nutt and Barbara Rossi. The auction also features a strong selection of works on paper by artists including Wayne Thiebaud, Cy Twombly and Jean Dubuffet.  Highlights include Miyoko Ito’s oil on canvas, Irrigation, estimated at $40,000 - $60,000, Gladys Nilsson’s acrylic on canvas, Gr-Apes estimated at $30,000-50,000 and Wayne Thibaud’s Cake Studies, holding a presale estimate of $20,000-30,000.

Wayne Thiebaud Cake Studies, 1997, black ball point pen and pastel on lined notebook paper, included in the May 21, Post War and Contemporary Art Auction

The catalog for the Post War and Contemporary Art auction can be viewed here.

Prints and Photographs | May 21 at 2 pm CST

The May 21 Prints & Photographs auction will feature strong sessions of Old Master, Modern, Post War and Contemporary Prints, and Photography. One exciting group of works offered in this auction come from the Collection of Rhoda H. Clark and the Monastery Hill Bindery. The original bindery was destroyed by the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, and several years later, Clark's great-grandfather re-established his firm where they still operate today.  Monastery Hill Bindery is one of the oldest family-owned companies in Chicago.  The small sampling of prints from Clark's collection, for sale in this auction, clearly articulates her commitment to the intersection of Art History, paper and the history of printing.  From Old Master Prints by Lucas van Leyden and Pieter Bruegel the Elder, to Modern Masters by Picasso and Cassatt, the collection embodies the sophistication and taste of a true scholar of the history of printing.   Important works from this session include Pablo Picasso’s Deux Buveurs catalans estimated at $8,000 - $12,000 and Gustave Baumann’s Mending the Seine expected to fetch between $10,000 - $15,000. A strong session of photography will be also be offered, including works by Andy Warhol, Helmut Newton, Robert Mapplethorpe and Richard Avedon among others.  Highlights include Andy Warhol’s Liquid Cds, estimated at $20,000-30,000 and Robert Mapplethorpe’s Thomas, which holds a presale estimate of $8,000 - $12,000.

The catalog for Prints & Photography can be viewed here.

American and European Art | May 20, 10am CT

Hindman’s American and European Art auction will be conducted on May 20 and will feature notable highlights by artists such as Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Karl Albert Buehr, Max Weber and Joan Miro.  Offered in this sale is Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s watercolor, Etude pour La Bergere, La Vache, La Brebis, c. 1885, estimated at $70,000-90,000, Karl Albert Buehr’s oil on canvas, Sisterly Advice, circa 1913, estimated at $40,000 - $60,000 and Joan Miro’s Untitled crayon on paper with a presale estimate of $15,000-20,000.

Paul Evans, Pair of Sculptured Metal Lounge Chairs, Model PE-117 Paul Evans Studio for Directional, USA bronzed resin over steel, upholstery, included in the May 19, Modern Design Auction

The catalog for American & European Art can be viewed here.

Hindman’s Director of Fine Art, Joseph Stanfield, stated: “The Fine Art Department is thrilled to have three strong auctions this May.  The sales include works by blue chip artists across all categories and in a variety of price points.  Works by the Chicago Imagists are particularly exciting, and we look forward to building on the momentum from the record setting prices Hindman achieved for these artists in 2019.” 

Modern Design and Early 20th Century Design | May 19 at 10am CT and 2pm CT

Hindman’s Modern Design and Early 20th Century Design Auctions kick off this week of sales with both auctions taking place on Tuesday, May 19th.   One of the top lots included in the sale is a pair of Sculptured Metal lounge chairs by Paul Evans, estimated at $8,000-12,000.  Completely original, even the upholstery, these chairs have been in the collection of one owner since their production and are classic examples using contrasting textures, patterns and materials that embody the era. Another noteworthy addition to the auction are two Hugh Acton Company Executive Sofas that come from the Ebony/Jet Chicago Collection, each estimated at $1,500-2,500.  This famously designed office building in downtown Chicago was home to the magazine for over 30 years and was the creation of John Moutoussamy, William Raiser and Arther Elrod. Additional highlights include an iconic Frank Lloyd Wright Executive Office Chair from the Price Tower building, a Coffee Table by Gio Ponti produced by Singer & Sons, a strong selection of Art Glass by Richard Marquis, Jon Kuhn and William Morris, and Studio Pottery by John Ward, Ruth Duckworth, Paul Soldner, and Jun Kaneko. The Early 20th Century Design Auction comprises a lovely collection of top names from the time period, including Glass Lighting by Émile Gallé, Daum, Quezal, Handel and Tiffany Studios – together with furniture highlights from Louis Majorelle, Émile Gallé, Gustav Stickley and a broad selection of exciting Art Deco pieces.

The catalog for Modern Design and Early 20th Century Design can be viewed here and here.

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Hindman is one of the nation’s leading fine art auction houses connecting cities nationwide to the global art market and providing expertise across all categories, sales channels and price points. Hindman operates more salerooms in the United States than any other auction house and conducts over 100 auctions a year in categories such as fine jewelry and timepieces, contemporary art, 20th century design, rare books and manuscripts, furniture, decorative arts, couture, Asian works of art, Arts of the American west, numismatics, and more. Hindman was formed through the acquisition of two premier auction houses, Leslie Hindman Auctioneers (est.1982) and Cowan’s Auctions (est. 1995). Headquartered in Chicago, Hindman is home to 150 employees, with additional offices in Atlanta, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Denver, Milwaukee, Naples, Palm Beach, San Diego, Scottsdale, St. Louis and Washington D.C. Visit hindmanauctions.com for more information.

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