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February 16, 2017

Asian Art Symbols and Meanings

This stunning blue and white porcelain vase from the Qianlong period (1736- 1795) combines many popular Chinese auspicious symbols that test the knowledge of new collectors. To be sold in our March Asian Works of Art auction, we’re breaking down the meaning behind these Asian symbols. Repeated throughout the collecting category, these motifs and more…

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February 8, 2017

LHA PURSUITS | HEIJI CHOY BLACK

Heiji Choy BlackFashion Expert Our tastemaker, Heiji Choy Black is an advisor to a number of fashion startups and a board member of the Renaissance Society and the Architecture and Design Society at the Art Institute.  She is the former fashion director of Chicago Magazine and the owner of the now closed Wicker Park boutique,…

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February 3, 2017

The World’s Largest Hand-Thrown Vase: Haeger Pottery Collection

In 1976, Haeger Potteries set a Guinness World Record for the world’s largest hand-thrown vase. It stood more than eight feet tall and weighed over 650 pounds. Now, this colossal vase will be sold at auction as part of the Haeger Potteries Collection, February 24, 2017. After 145 years of providing innovative ceramic products and…

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January 23, 2017

Architecture, Art and Associations: New York Style

New York Style is an upcoming auction on February 16 that features designer garments, gowns and handbags from three influential women who impacted the professional, philanthropic and artistic communities of New York City and beyond. As we explored the collections of these remarkable women, unique qualities about their personalities, pastimes and interests revealed themselves. Within…

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January 23, 2017

The Inaugural LHA Quiz

Take the inaugural Leslie Hindman Auctioneers Quiz to test your general knowledge of our history and collecting categories. Stay up to speed on exciting results, historic connections and random facts by following this series of quizzes which will unfold throughout the year. Let us know how you do, and share your results by hashtagging #LeslieHindmanAuctioneers.

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January 17, 2017

Classic Design | Modern Interiors

After nearly a decade of pervasive stark, white rooms, trendsetters are newly interested in classic design, this time with surprising twists. As witnessed in the AD100 2017 list released in Architectural Digest’s February issue, honorees are quoted as such: “High-voltage French style – think Régence chests showcased against stainless-steel walls and a backlit floor are the…

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December 20, 2016

A Few of our Favorite Things: 2016

Leslie Hindman specialists look back on 2016 and share their favorite items from the past year- the most interesting stories, exciting results and the objects that had them inspired.   Zachary Wirsum, Specialist, Post War and Contemporary Art  My favorite lot of the year was Saul’s Guernica, 1974 by Peter Saul. A reimagination of Pablo Picasso’s…

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December 8, 2016

Think Bigger

Bigger is not always better, but bigger rarely goes unnoticed. For years, interior designers and collectors alike have been utilizing large works of art to impact space—a pop, an accent or a statement to an aesthetic. Sometimes it is the focal point of a room, giving a minimalist space one awe-inspiring feature. Other times it…

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December 2, 2016

Wrapped Up in White

If we were to sum up winter in one word it would be white. White is crisp and fresh and bright. It’s what we love about winter.   “White is one of my favorites. It’s a go-to any time because it’s chic and classic and adds a certain flair to an outfit, whether it’s a show-stopping…

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November 28, 2016

Holiday Gift Guide

What We Love

Our 2016 gift guide Your friends and family have exquisite taste, but that shouldn’t complicate your season of giving. Our jewelry, couture and fine art auctions offer an array of gift ideas to compliment the many personalities of your friends and family. To help make your holiday shopping easier, we’ve asked some of our specialists…

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