April 25, 2016

World War I Watercolor Sketches by Walter Ufer

This suite of 18 World War I watercolor studies for
 the Fourth Liberty Loan poster program is a major discovery. The group exposes an important influence on the work of the celebrated American painter, Walter Ufer, specifically a deep-seated patriotism fueled by nativist attacks on the loyalty of German-born Americans during WWI. At the onset…

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April 19, 2016

The Ann P. and Peter G. Todd Silver Overlay Collection

The Ann P. and Peter G. Todd Silver Overlay Collection is the first section of the Modern Design auction on May 12. The Todds were private collectors and dealers and spent several decades amassing an impressive silver overlay collection. Together they owned Objects de Vertu, an antique shop in Rochester, New York, where they sold a…

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April 14, 2016

The Lord and Lady Jacobs

Lord Anthony Jacobs was a successful British financier, acquiring business interests in a number of companies during his long career as well as serving publicly as an independent politician. He held prominent offices in the United Kingdom, serving as Joint Treasurer of the Liberal party from 1984 to 1987. He was knighted in 1988 and…

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April 1, 2016

2016 Spring Fashion Trends

Spring has arrived and our Couture department is showcasing several exciting seasonal trends. Our April Luxury Accessories and Couture auction is the perfect place to find your next favorite look to update your wardrobe. The sale will be held in Chicago, Thursday, April 7 at 10am CT. Caftan Considered the ancient fashion trend that set…

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March 28, 2016

The Life and Art of Marc Chagall

Marc Chagall is remembered as a pioneer of modernism and is one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. Chagall was born in 1887 in Russia and passed away on March 28, 1985 at the age of 97 in the South of France. Throughout his life, Chagall’s work was referred to by many art…

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March 18, 2016

Gustav Wolff: Impressionist Landscape Painter

Impressionist and Tonalist painter, Gustav Wolff, is best known for his landscape and animal paintings that reflected his adoration for nature. His paintings of early 20th century St. Louis scenery and the metropolitan mecca of New York City are also celebrated amongst art enthusiasts. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers is honored to feature seven of artist Gustav Wolff’s Impressionist…

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March 8, 2016

Blending the lines between fashion and art: Yves Saint Laurent Mondrian Dress

As a highlight for the Spring Luxury Accessories and Couture Auction, we are pleased to present a long sleeved Yves Saint Laurent Mondrian dress, custom made for the distinguished society hostess Mrs. Rosemary Daly, an early patron of Yves Saint Laurent Couture House. The auction takes place in Chicago, Thursday, April 7. An iconic Yves…

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February 22, 2016

Property from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Belz

Leslie Hindman Auctioneers is pleased to present property from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Belz of Memphis, Tennessee, including jade, scholar’s rocks, furniture, snuff bottles, paintings, textiles and early pottery in the March 21-22 Asian Works of Art auction.  The collection will be offered on March 21 as lots 1-145. Jack A. Belz is…

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February 19, 2016

Chicago’s Artistic Defiance

This past week, Monster Roster: Existentialist Art in Postwar Chicago opened at the Smart Museum of Art at The University of Chicago. The exhibit is the first major exhibition to examine the history and impact of the Monster Roster, which has been overlooked despite being one of the most important Midwestern contributions to the development of…

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February 10, 2016

How to Bid at Auction

Auctions can be overwhelming and confusing for first- time bidders. However, once involved in the process, auctions are one of the best ways to find fine art, memorabilia, furniture or jewelry to build a sophisticated and unique collection. This guide will tell you exactly what you need to know in order to bid at auction for…

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