Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, in collaboration with the Roger Brown Study Collection of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Kavi Gupta, will offer the contents of Roger Brown’s southern California home on November 15, 2018. Brown, seeking a new place to work in a warmer climate, built his Temple of Painting at La Conchita, California, commissioning Stanley Tigerman to design the new home.
After the house was completed in 1993, Brown quickly applied his discipline of looking, finding and acquiring objects of interest by combing area thrift shops, yard sales and swap meets. The home was filled with arrangements of all manner of objects, especially vernacular ceramics, many of which were incorporated into his Virtual Still Life series of object paintings. La Conchita combined Brown’s interests in architecture, collecting and gardening during the final chapter of his life.
The auction preview, which opens to the public on November 10, will coincide with Kavi Gupta’s Roger Brown exhibition, which also opens on November 10. A presentation and panel discussion about the La Conchita collection will take place at 4:00 pm CST at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers at 1338 West Lake Street, immediately followed by Kavi Gupta’s opening. Auction proceeds will support the Roger Brown Study Collection of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. For information, call 312-280-1212 or e-mail email@example.com.