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December 10, 2015

Invitation to Consign | Fine Furniture, Decorative Arts and Silver

Following the success of our 2015 Fine Furniture and Decorative Arts auctions, including two single owner sales of significant collections, we are now accepting consignments for the 2016 winter and spring auctions. The January 26-27 auction promises to be another outstanding sale with a variety of Georg Jensen silver and European furniture already consigned. Through December 23, we…

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December 4, 2015

Luxe Holiday Gift Guide

If you’re not one to gear up for Black Friday or Cyber Monday, this is the time of year that holiday shopping lingers on your to-do list. If you’re still looking for a unique gift that is both personal and out of the box, peruse Leslie Hindman Auctioneers’ Luxe Holiday sale. Luxe Holiday offers over…

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alexander calder toadstool
November 23, 2015

Sophisticated Whimsy: Calder’s “Toadstool” and “Untitled” at Auction

Alexander Calder once stated, "When everything goes right, a mobile is a piece of poetry that dances with the joy of life and surprises" (A. Calder, quoted in J. Lipman, Calder's Universe, London, 1977, p. 261). Calder’s instantly recognizable kinetic sculptures revolutionized the art form in the early 20th century. Trained originally as a mechanical…

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November 18, 2015

“Jackie bracelets” – A Tiffany Legacy

Jean Schlumberger (1907-1987) was one of Tiffany & Co.’s most acclaimed jewelry designers. In 1956, Schlumberger joined the prestigious jewelry firm and shortly after, created a stunning line of vibrant bangles with the 19th century enameling technique referred to as paillone. This complicated enameling process involves cutting complex shapes out of gold foil, placing them…

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November 9, 2015

Thomas Hart Benton Goes to Hollywood

Thomas Hart Benton’s association with the movies has been newly highlighted in an exhibition American Epics: Thomas Hart Benton and Hollywood, organized by the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts, in collaboration with the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri, and Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Forth Worth, Texas. The first major exhibition of…

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October 29, 2015

Celebrating Fritz Scholder’s Views of the American West

Three blocks away from our Denver saleroom, the Denver Art Museum is currently exhibiting Super Indian: Fritz Scholder, 1967-1980,” hailed by The Huffington Post as one of “The 21 Art Exhibitions You’ll be Talking About this Year.” According to an article by the New York Times, the museum has also done much to change the…

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October 20, 2015

Founding Fathers’ hair to be offered at Auction

Fine Books and Manuscripts

A relic can be defined as “part of the body of clothing of a saint (holy person),” or “an object from the past…with no modern use but is often valued for its meaning or importance in history.” Today, objects associated with individuals from the past are collected and venerated by many, including those belonging to…

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October 14, 2015

Pablo Picasso Ceramics at Auction

The recently opened exhibition, Picasso Sculpture, at New York’s Museum of Modern Art, is a clear signal of the resurging interest in the three-dimensional work of Pablo Picasso. It is the first such U.S. museum show in half a century to focus on this aspect of the Spanish artist’s oeuvre. The exhibition specifically looks at…

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October 9, 2015

Condition, Condition, Condition

What to Look for When Bidding on Fine Art at Auction Buying paintings and works on paper at auction can be an exhilarating experience, but it can also be nerve-wracking, as many factors influence the decision as to whether to pursue a particular lot. One key aspect buyers should keep in mind is the condition…

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October 6, 2015

70s Inspired Fashion Fall Trends

As September comes to a close, the Fall Fashion trends established on the runway during the biggest fashion month of the year begin to be revealed as the the weather inevitably gets cooler. Designers sent many 70s inspired fashion fall trends down the New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter runway this year and there is no shortage of…

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