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September 21, 2015

Pursuing the Path of Painted Portraiture

Richard Edward Miller's, The Necklace, will be offered at the Fall American and European Art Auction on Friday, September 25 in Chicago. One of James Abbott McNeill Whistler's pastels will also be offered: Parasol; red note.  During the 19th century, while some artists were painting academic portraits, other colleagues were using the most avant-garde approaches. Such…

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September 16, 2015

An Important Chinese Painting from World War II

A Chinese Painting by Shen Quan, property from the Estate of John Timothy Harrington of Milwaukee, will be offered at auction this September. Tim Harrington was stationed as a code breaker in Honolulu, Hawaii when the atomic bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki Japan in early August 1945. He was then transferred to the U.S. and…

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September 9, 2015

St. Louis Art Fair

The 22nd Annual St. Louis Art Fair is a free, three-day celebration of the visual and performing arts taking place September 11th-13th, 2015. This nationally recognized and award-winning art fair attracts over 130,000 visitors each year from all over the state and country. The Art Fair will be held in Clayton’s Central Business District, which…

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September 3, 2015

Autumn Auction Highlights

-Colleen Gleason, Director of Estates and Appraisals Leslie Hindman Auctioneers is pleased to offer significant jewelry, works of art and other important objects throughout our upcoming fall auction season. We are pleased to share our Autumn Auction Highlights brochure with you, and our corresponding auction catalogues will be available in the coming weeks. The fall auction…

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September 1, 2015

A Young Buyer’s Guide to Auctions

Over the years, auctions have become increasingly popular for young consumers who are looking for unique property at a great price. A desire for quality merchandise on a limited budget have forced young people to be resourceful when buying art, decorative items, furniture and jewelry. Whether looking for something to decorate the home or a special gift idea, Leslie Hindman…

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alexander calder sculpture
August 21, 2015

Commemorating Calder

Fine Art

August 22nd marks what would have been the 117th birthday of famed American sculptor Alexander Calder (1898-1976), an icon of artistic innovation whose striking yet streamlined body of work is perhaps best encapsulated in his own summary: “I paint shapes.” Indeed, Calder’s painted shapes defined a new era of artistic production by advancing the field…

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August 14, 2015

LH Exchange vs. Marketplace

Since launching LH Exchange (lhexchange.com), many clients have asked what the difference is between LH Exchange and the Marketplace Auctions that have been a staple at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers for over 30 years. Typically, Marketplace auctions, which are held live online, and are a place to find one of a kind affordable fine and decorative…

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August 3, 2015

Saying “Yes” to Auction

The old adages about buying an engagement ring – that the groom-to-be should walk into his neighborhood jeweler and pick out the biggest ring he can buy with two months’ salary, that it should be a round brilliant cut solitaire on a platinum band, that it must be brand new because no one wants to…

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July 28, 2015

Modern Barbie Collection | What’s in a Label?

Barbie dolls have undoubtedly been one of the most popular collectibles in the world for over 55 years. It is estimated that over a billion Barbie dolls have been sold worldwide in over 150 countries and the doll’s popularity continues to grow. The company who manufactures Barbie, Mattel, estimates that there are over 100,000 avid…

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July 20, 2015

Lewis and Clark’s “History of the Expedition” leads Fine Books and Manuscripts auction

The upcoming Fine Books and Manuscripts auction on August 5th includes a number of rare and important items that will surely encourage competitive bidding. Highlights of the sale include a first edition of Lewis and Clark’s History of the Expedition, with its original folding map, an extensive cartography session including rare maps of the Americas by Hutchins, Jaillot, Delisle,…

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