Hindman Auction House to Host Three Fine Art Sales in May: Post War and Contemporary Art, Prints and Multiples, and American and  European Art

Hindman Auction House to Host Three Fine Art Sales in May: Post War and Contemporary Art, Prints and Multiples, and American and European Art

Chicago — This May, Hindman will host three fine art sales: Post War and Contemporary (May 22), Prints and Multiples (May 22), and American and European Art (May 23). The May Fine Art sales will offer a strong selection of paintings, drawings, photographs, prints and sculptures including highlights from the Collections of Ann and Paul Arenberg, Lynde B. Uihlein and the Estate of Billie Ross. All three sales will be open for public viewing from May 18 – 21 in the Chicago gallery space (1338 W Lake St).

Post War and Contemporary Art | May 22 at 10am CST

Hindman will present 119 premier examples of Post War and Contemporary Art on May 22 at 10am CST. The sale boasts a particularly spectacular array of 20th century sculptures with highlights by Barbara Hepworth, Harry Bertoia, Anish Kapoor, Anthony Caro, George Segal and Richard Artschwager. Anish Kapoor’s Untitled from 1,000 Names (1984) is estimated at $150,000 – $250,000, and will be the first work to come up at auction from the 1,000 Names series since 2016. Barbara Hepworth’s bronze sculpture Aegean (1956) (estimated at $100,000 – $150,000) has been in private hands since 1962, making this the first time this work has been available in more than 50 years.

Additionally, there are noteworthy paintings and works on paper by artists including Sam Francis, Franz Kline, Norman Bluhm, Conrad Marca-Relli, Wolf Kahn, Donald Sultan, Ray Yoshida, Karl Wirsum, Gertrude Abercrombie, Jim Dine and Ray Johnson.   

The catalogue for the May 22 auction is available now here

Prints and Multiples | May 22 at 2pm CST

Hindman’s spring Prints and Multiples auction will take place on May 22 at 2pm CST and will offer a selection of prints and photographs including highlights from the Collection of Ann and Paul Arenberg. The sale contains 136 works, featuring Wayne Thiebaud’s Bow Ties ($20,000 – $30,000), from the Arenberg collection. Additional offerings from Richard Diebenkorn, Helen Frankenthaler, Alex Katz, Roy Lichtenstein, Vik Muniz, Ed Ruscha, Frank Stella and Andy Warhol round out the sale. 

The catalogue for the May 22 auction is available now here

American and European Art | May 23 at 10am CST

Hindman’s spring American and European Art auction will be conducted on May 23 at 10am CST. Notable highlights include Henry Lebasque, Pablo Picasso, George Ault, Andrew Wyeth, Edward Payne, and John Leslie Breck.

The auction features Abstract Composition (1920) by Pablo Picasso, a work on paper from the estate of Billie Ross and is valued at $200,000 – $400,000. Additional highlights include Andrew Wyeth’s The Clammer ($15,000 – $25,000),a previously undocumented work. The piece will be included in Betsy James Wyeth’s forthcoming catalogue raisonné. Also for sale is a wonderful example of George Ault’s time spent in New York City titled, Morning in Brooklyn ($60,000 – $80,000). The artist’s work has shown strong results at Hindman in the past, previously selling for $372,000 (estimated at $40,000 – $60,000) in Hindman’s December American and European Art auction. A landscape painting by American Impressionist John Leslie Breck, titled Haystacks, will be offered with an estimate at $30,000 – $50,000. Breck studied under Monet at the artist’s home in Giverny and often found inspiration in the works of Impressionist painters.

The catalogue for the May 23 auction is available now here

About Hindman

Leslie Hindman Auctioneers (est.1982) and Cowan’s Auctions (est.1995) were acquired by Hindman LLC. Together they form one of the nation’s leading fine art auction houses offering holistic solutions that connect cities nationwide to the global art market by 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, furniture, decorative arts, couture, Asian works of art, Arts of the American west, numismatics, and more. Headquartered in Chicago, Hindman is home to 150 employees, with additional offices in Atlanta, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Denver, Milwaukee, Naples, Palm Beach, Scottsdale and St. Louis. Visit hindmanauctions.com for more information.

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