Hindman’s Fine Art team provides buyers and consignors expert consultation on all their fine art needs. As one of the nation’s premier auction houses, our team works with collectors and buyers around the world to curate exceptional sales. The Fine Art department also provides clients with the opportunity to sell their artwork confidentially through private sales. Our specialists are always available for complimentary and confidential valuations of single works or entire collections.
Hindman’s Post War and Contemporary Art department focuses on works by international artists created in the second half of the 20th century and by the leading artists of today’s generation.
The sales include paintings, drawings, sculpture and video by 20th century masters including Alexander Calder, Pablo Picasso, Joan Mitchell, Peter Saul, Hans Hofmann, Harry Bertoia, Lee Bontecou, Jean Dubuffet, Tom Wesselmann, Kenneth Noland, Helen Frankenthaler and many others.
Post War and Contemporary Art auctions are held in Chicago three times a year. These auctions are carefully curated by our specialists and attract bidders from across the globe.
The Post War and Contemporary Art department also provides clients with the opportunity to sell their artwork confidentially through private sales. Our specialists are always available for complimentary and confidential valuations of single works or entire collections.
Hindman’s American and European Art department focuses on works of art from the Renaissance through World War II.
Our sales encompass a broad range of genres such as Old Masters, Impressionism, Regionalism, Fauvism, Surrealism and early Modernism. Our careful curation, research team and network of experts allow our sales to reach thousands of active collectors around the globe.
From Dürer and Rembrandt to Warhol and Hockney, the artists of Prints and Multiples at Hindman span over five centuries of prints and print making. Holding three auctions annually and further curated online sales, we attract buyers and sellers globally.
The sales prominently feature prints from Modern Masters such as Alexander Calder, Henri Matisse, and Pablo Picasso as well as established 20th and 21st century names including Tom Wesselmann, Roy Lichtenstein, Jean Dubuffet, Robert Motherwell, Helen Frankenthaler, Wayne Thiebaud, Ed Ruscha, and Damien Hirst among others. Prints from esteemed studios such as Tyler Graphics, Gemini G.E.L., ULAE, and Crown Point Press are frequently highlighted in our curated sales.
Often an entry point for budding old master and contemporary collectors, Prints and Multiples at Hindman caters to the client looking to start their collection as well as the seasoned collector looking for the highest quality. The process of buying and selling prints is one that requires an extraordinary level of service to ensure the works and their condition are exactly as described. Our specialists are always available to provide condition reports, auction estimates for works you are looking to sell or to discuss new acquisitions and the growth of your collection.
Joe Stanfield is the Director for the Fine Art Department at Hindman.
Mr. Stanfield began his career with Leslie Hindman Auctioneers in 2006 and has since risen in the industry as a fine art expert. Mr. Stanfield has spent his career in Chicago, working for national auction houses Leslie Hindman Auctioneers and Toomey & Co. Auctioneers. He is an active member of the Sustaining Fellows at The Art Institute of Chicago and The Arts Club of Chicago. During his eight years at Toomey & Co., Mr. Stanfield oversaw important collections such as the Tribune Tower Collection, the Warshawsky Collection, the Estate of Candice B. Groot, the collection of Governor Jim Thompson, the Estate of Robert E. Beck, the Estate of Robert E. “Butch” McGuire, the Estate of Frank Ternenyi and many others. He returned to Hindman in 2019 where he started his career as a fine art specialist and helped to grow the post war and contemporary art category of the department.
Zachary Wirsum is a senior specialist for the Fine Art department at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers.
Mr. Wirsum joined the firm in 2007 as a fine art registrar and became a department specialist in 2013, with a focus in Post War and Contemporary Art. He evaluates and appraises over 5,000 works of art each year, including property for insurance, donation and estate tax appraisals. Mr. Wirsum works with leading international committees and experts to authenticate important works handled by the department and has built strong relationships with international dealers, private collectors, galleries and museums. Prior to joining Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Mr. Wirsum spent three years at The Chicago Conservation Center as an assistant director and conservator. He studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where he received a Bachelor of Fine Art. Mr. Wirsum is a practicing painter with gallery representation.
Anastasia (Tess) Standa Hall is a senior specialist for the Fine Art department at Hindman.
Ms. Hall appraises and evaluates thousands of works a year across for all three fine art categories: American and European, Post War and Contemporary Art, and Fine Prints. Her career in the Arts began at the Art Institute of Chicago and contributed to two publications from the museum: “The Age of French Impressionism: Masterpieces from the Art Institute of Chicago” and “Matisse: Radical Invention”. Ms. Hall originally began working at Hindman in 2012, then relocated to New York City, to work for the start-up, online auction house, Paddle8. During her tenure there, she handled high-profile, single-owner and partnership sales for the Tory Burch Foundation, Gilt Groupe, Jean Pigozzi, Lynn Wyatt, Carlos Mota, Andy Spade and the Estate of Robin Williams. Before returning to Hindman in 2018, Ms. Hall was the Associate Director of the Midwest at Winston Art Group. As a licensed appraiser, she helped clients prepare estate tax documents, advised on donations and assisted with insurance schedule reviews and collateral loans. Ms. Hall received her Bachelor of Arts from Brown University and her Masters in Humanities from the University of Chicago.
Monica Brown is the Senior Specialist for Prints and Multiples at Hindman.
In this role, Ms. Brown uses her expertise in contemporary art, paper, editions, valuation, market analytics, condition assessment, and authenticity to assist clients with both purchasing and consigning works of art. She has over 17 years of art market experience, most recently running her own art advisory based in Denver, Monica Brown Fine Art. Additionally, she has extensive experience in over five centuries of works on paper from her tenure at The Newberry Library in Chicago, as well as over eight years of experience with one of London’s leading dealers of Pop Art editions. Ms. Brown also has tenure at several internationally recognized auction houses, having previously worked at the firm as a Fine Art Specialist and at Sotheby’s Department Assistant in the Print Department. She has a master’s degree in Art History from the University of Illinois, Chicago and Art Business from the Sotheby’s Institute in London.
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