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March 22, 2017

St. Louis’ Defining Moments in 19th Century Prints

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Founded in 1764 as a French fur-trading village, St. Louis is a city with a colorful and vibrant history. In the mid-1800s, the city endured a number of catastrophes, including a cholera epidemic, the Great Fire of 1849 and the Great Tornado of 1896. Despite these disasters and the destruction to the St. Louis riverfront,…

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December 8, 2016

Think Bigger

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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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August 17, 2016

The Estate of Robert and Lois Orchard

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Robert and Lois Orchard of St. Louis built their collection by pursuing works from prestigious exhibitions to print advertisements Throughout their lives, Robert and Lois Orchard supported and enriched the creative community in their hometown of St. Louis and beyond. The Orchards were well known for their habitual attendance at opera performances and their beautifully curated…

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August 2, 2016

Saint Louis Zoo Association’s Collection of Wildlife Art

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Thirty-nine works of art and two books from the Saint Louis Zoo Association's collection will be offered in the St. Louis Fall Auction. Before photography, wildlife art captured the history of wildlife in specific areas, chronicled exploration and travel, and illustrated popular sporting game. In recent history, wildlife art is used to illustrate the beauty…

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May 17, 2016

Two Important Private Collections in St. Louis this June

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The St. Louis summer auction, June 9-10 will be made up of two important private collections—the Property from the Collection of Kenneth Fugate and Carroll Heath, San Francisco, CA and Property from the Private Collection of a Lady, St. Louis. Having filled their magnificent Eastlake Stick Victorian home in San Francisco with a beloved collection…

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May 6, 2016

American Illustrators in Fine Art Auction

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Before digital fashion photography, Photoshop and airbrushing, American magazines relied on the talent of advertising and fashion illustrators to insure their covers made a splash. Norman Rockwell, the most recognized example of these illustrators, often depicted every day life in a comedic way in his magazine covers, several of which we have sold in past…

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April 25, 2016

World War I Watercolor Sketches by Walter Ufer

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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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March 28, 2016

The Life and Art of Marc Chagall

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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

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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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January 18, 2016

Pollock and Koons: January Genius

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January shares the honors of being the birth month of two artists both equally brash and influential. On January 21, Jeff Koons turns 61. A week later, on January 28, Jackson Pollock would have celebrated his 103rd birthday.  Although the methodology of these two men are radically different, they are linked by a shared interest…

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