Modern and Contemporary Lead Upcoming Fine Art Auctions at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers is pleased to announce three upcoming Fine Art sales with a unique concentration of modern and contemporary work. The Modern and Contemporary Art sale will take place on Thursday, December 11 at 10 a.m. CST alongside the Fine Prints sale to begin at 3 p.m. the same day. Preceding these two auctions is the American and European Art sale that will take place on Wednesday, December 10 at 10 a.m. CST.
Modern and Contemporary Art-December 11
The Modern and Contemporary Art sale will feature over 160 lots from artists working in the Post-War period to contemporary artists practicing today. The painting session is highlighted by a mid-sixties exhibited in his 1971 and 1972 traveling retrospective. Elaine also worked during the Postwar period as a painter utilizing an expressionist style. She married painter Willem de Kooning who is represented in the sale by an abstract painting on vellum ($30,000/50,000).
Additional paintings include a large-scale Gene Davis line painting ($40,000/60,000) and Juan Genovés’ En torno a la prohibicion ($50,000/70,000), which was featured in Stuart Cooper’s 1969 film about the artist, A Test of Violence: The Paintings of Juan Genovés.
The sculpture session is anchored by John Chamberlain’s Fixed Mysterious ($60,000/80,000), a Deborah Butterfield twig and mud horse ($25,000/35,000) and an elegant Alexander Archipenko black glazed terracotta sculpture Floating Torso with Head ($40,000/60,000).
A strong group of works on paper includes drawings by Latin artists Fernado Botero, Rufino Tamayo and Francisco Toledo. Also notable are playful approaches to landscape drawing by Salvador Dali and Joseph Yoakum. Iconic examples of Diane Arbus’ black and white portraiture stand out in the photograph session that also includes dynamic works by Walker Evans, Nan Goldin, Annie Liebowitz, Thomas Ruff and Cindy Sherman.
Public preview: December 4-10
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Fine Prints-December 11
The Fine Prints auction contains over 250 lots and will include modern works from the collection of former museum director and author Gerald Nordland. Highlights from the Nordland Collection include a number of boldly colored abstract lithographs by Chicago native Emerson Woelffer. Woelffer worked at the Institute of Design under Moholy-Nagy in 1942 and later was instrumental in bringing Modernism to Los Angeles where he taught at the California Institute of the Arts from 1959 to 1973.
Also included is a fine selection of Old Master and 19th and early 20th century prints. Of special note in the Modern and Contemporary sale is Picasso’s 1962 color linocut Femme assise au chignon, 24/50 ($30,000/50,000), Damien Hirst’s 2007 color aquatint Flumequine ($15,000/25,000) and David Hockney’s 1980 lithograph Celia in an Armchair ($15,000/25,000).
Public preview: December 4-10
For information regarding condition reports, bid registration and consignment inquiries, please contact Alan Q. Platt at 312.280.1212 or email@example.com.
American and European Art-December 10
In addition to modern and contemporary selections, the third December sale of Leslie Hindman Auctioneers’ Fine Art department, The American and European sale, includes nearly 200 lots and will feature works ranging from the 15th to the 20th centuries. Highlighting the auction is a 1965 study for Norman Rockwell’s painting How Goes the War on Poverty, which was reproduced in Look magazine on July 27, 1965 ($200,000/300,000). The image accompanied an article on Lyndon B. Johnson’s legislation program to address high poverty in the United States.
American Impressionism is well represented with three light-filled compositions by Edward Henry Potthast: The Bathers ($80,000/120,000), Children in Meadow ($50,000/70,000) and Old Mill on Brandywine ($15,000/25,000). Additional high spots in American paintings include Grandma Moses’ In the Camp ($50,000/70,000) and a pair of portraits titled Mr. and Mrs. Hilmer Schumacher by Joshua Johnson ($25,000/35,000), one of the first recorded African-American artists in the U.S.
Portraying three athletes as they stretch for the finish line, Alfred Boucher’s sculpture Au But! ($40,000/60,000) is one of his best-known models. The forcefulness of the sculpture is based on the dynamism of the athletes, precariously balanced on the base.
Public preview: December 4-9
For information regarding condition reports, bid registration and consignment inquiries, please contact Julianna Tancredi at 312.280.1212 or firstname.lastname@example.org.