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June 7, 2018

LHA PURSUITS | Jessica Moazami

Jessica MoazamiStylist and Writer After graduating with honors from the University of Westminster in London, Jessica began her fashion career interning at British Vogue and Cosmopolitan. She later joined InStyle UK before landing a highly coveted fashion assistant job at the best selling British newspaper, The Telegraph. She worked with some of the world's best…

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May 16, 2018

Contemporary Photography

The May 23 Post War and Contemporary Art auction at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers includes a session of photography in addition to fine art and sculpture. Bill Brandt, Olafur Eliasson, Saul Leiter and Robert Frank are some of the photographers represented in the sale. Lot 144: While Olafur Eliasson is best known for his large-scale installation…

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May 2, 2018

James Ensor and John Henry Twachtman in American and European Art

The May 24 American and European Art auction at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers includes highlights from James Ensor and John Henry Twachtman. James Ensor, Chinoiseries – Chinese Vases and fans, c. 1908-10 LOT 116 | James Ensor (Belgian, 1860-1949) Chinoiseries – Chinese Vases and fans, c. 1908-10 oil on canvas signed Ensor (lower right) 19 x 11…

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April 26, 2018

Inside the Auction | The Robert L. McKay Collection of Manuscripts

Our upcoming Fine Books and Manuscripts auction features an impressive collection of manuscripts from the private collection of Robert L. McKay, which we will be offered as a single session in our May 1st sale. This extensive collection includes signed manuscripts from Walt Whitman, Claude Monet, Peter Illich Tchaikovsky, Napoleon I, Charles Darwin, Janis Joplin, John James…

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April 17, 2018

Decorative Highlights in Modern Design

The May 7 Modern Design auction at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers includes exceptional examples of decorative art, including painted pottery by Gio Ponti and glass by René Lalique. Giovanni “Gio” Ponti (1891–1979) LOT 182 | Gio Ponti (Italian, 1891-1979) Richard Ginori, c.1925 I Putti con la Serpe bowl hand-painted majolica signed Ginori 1075-301 Made in Italy…

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April 9, 2018

Classical Motifs

Our upcoming April 10-11 Important Jewelry auction includes a number of works, both vintage and modern, that use classical motifs including micro-mosaics, cameos and polychrome enamel. Micro Mosaics Micro-mosaics, a technique of jewelry design popular in the eighteenth and nineteenth century, involves carefully inlaying stone together to form an image. This incredibly time-consuming technique is…

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April 2, 2018

LHA PURSUITS | Tina Kourasis and Mark Gill of VMR Chicago

VMR ChicagoLuxury Boutique VMR is a multi-brand woman’s boutique with luxury labels from renown design houses. Owner Tina Kourasis and Creative Director Mark Gill travel the world to find the most relevant and wearable collections which include Balmain, Off-White, Unravel, Isabel Marant, Zimmermann and many more. This year marks their 5th year in business which they…

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March 14, 2018

The Classics: Verdura

The last Duke of Verdura, Fulco Santostefano dell Cerda, started his illustrious career designing jewelry following a chance encounter with Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel in Venice. This fortuitous meeting would lead to a global jewelry powerhouse that blends innovative design, natural materials and luxury sensibility Verdura began remounting Coco Chanel's jewelry and slowly progressed with his…

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March 13, 2018

A Tribute to Givenchy

Givenchy opened his design house in 1952 after working for Elsa Schiaparelli, and his classic silhouettes and impeccable tailoring drew immediate interest from the Duchess of Windsor, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Audrey Hepburn. Givenchy and Hepburn would go on to collaborate on a number of projects, the most famous being the sleek black dress she…

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