joan mitchell
September 10, 2018

Joan Mitchell in Post War and Contemporary Art

By all accounts, Joan Mitchell was as tough as they come. Aggressive. Defiant. Unapologetic. Contemporaries remember her voice as being like a worn cello. Her vocabulary rivaled a sailor’s. She was unique company. She brooked no opposition. She also was a great artist.   Born in Chicago in 1925 and educated at Smith College and…

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stanley field ming bowl
September 6, 2018

The Stanley Field Early Ming Bowl

To be offered in our September 17 Asian Works of Art auction is an early Ming bowl that once belonged to Stanley Field (1875-1964), the renowned Chicago philanthropist, banker, civic leader and businessman. The Field family is responsible for developing the Field Museum of Natural History and its collection. Because of the Museum’s connection to curator Berthold…

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chicago collects architecture
September 5, 2018

Chicago Collects | Architectural Icons

The architecture firm of Graham, Anderson, Probst & White was founded in 1917 and is of vast importance to the architectural landscape of Chicago. Originally Graham, Burnham & Co., the firm’s connection to famed architect Daniel Burnham contributed to its successful acquisition of commissioned projects from 1912 to 1936. Among these iconic projects were The…

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LHA Pursuits: Helen Berkun
August 24, 2018

LHA PURSUITS | Helen Berkun

Helen BerkunPhotographer, Stylist, Creative Director and Influencer Helen Berkun is a fashion photographer, stylists, creative director, influencer, shoe collector and mama. With 20 years in the fashion industry and represented by world-renowned Ford Artists, she has run the gamut from editorial and advertising photography to celebrity styling and commercial print. This multi-talented girl lives, eats,…

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gianni versace
August 22, 2018

Inside the Auction | The Genius of Gianni Versace

On September 21, the auction event The Genius of Gianni Versace: A Collection of His Iconic 90s Designs will be conducted by Leslie Hindman Auctioneers and include over 350 vintage Versace items from some of the designer’s most recognized work.   This single-owner collection was carefully curated in the 1990s by a gentleman who recognized the artistry,…

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LHA Pursuits: Smitha Sadnanadan
August 16, 2018

LHA PURSUITS | Smitha Sadanandan

Smitha SadanandanJournalist and Jewelry Aficionado Smitha Sadanandan is an accomplished journalist with an international reputation for successfully tracking trends in the jewelry industry. She relocated from London to Chicago a year ago and is eager to explore the cultural landmarks in the Windy City and throughout America. Smitha writes on travel, lifestyle, design, jewelry and watches for…

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July 26, 2018

Chicago Collects | Ed Paschke

Born and raised on the north side of Chicago, Ed Paschke is one of the city’s most famous artists and is known for his bold, sometimes shocking, subject matter. He led an extraordinary life and left a mark on his hometown, which is commemorated at the Ed Paschke Art Center, an educational resource and public…

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chicago collects
June 25, 2018

Chicago Collects | Series Introduction

Art Design Chicago is a celebration of Chicago’s art and design legacy and a recognition of the vital role the city plays as a crossroads for America’s creativity and commerce. The yearlong event is led by the Terra Foundation for American Art as a citywide partnership between cultural organizations who are hosting more than 30…

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jessica moazami
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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