Auctions | May 6, 2020

Hindman to Host a Week of Spring Fine Art Auctions in May

Courtesy of Hindman Auctions

Gustave Baumann's Mending the Seine, 1917, color woodcut. Property from the Collection of Rhoda H. Clark and The Monastery Hill Bindery. Estimate: $10,000.00 - $15,000

Chicago — Hindman will continue to host remote auctions in the month of May with a week-long line up of Fine Art and Design auctions, beginning May 19. Hindman’s Post War and Contemporary Art, Prints and Photographs, American and European Art, Modern Design and Early 20th Century Design auctions will collectively offer almost 600 lots of fine art and design.  This exciting week of sales will include a selection of highly curated material with works from top artists and designers.
One of the most important collections being offered during this week of Art and Design is the Collection of Norene Goldstein, Chicago, Illinois. This carefully curated selection, with works spanning all three Fine Art sales, illustrates this exceptional and well-rounded collection. Among the highlights are Robert Longo’s diptych, Men in the Cities: Raphael and Barbara which holds a presale estimate of $40,000-60,000,  Michelangelo Pistoletto’s Panni (from the Drape Suite) which will be offered at $25,000-35,000 and Stanley Boxer’s, Archingscreaminwinterslash, estimated at $4,000-6,000.
Post War and Contemporary Art | May 21 at 10am CST
The May 21 Post War and Contemporary Art auction will offer yet another strong selection of works by Chicago Imagists, following up on the record setting prices achieved for artists from the movement at Hindman in the fall of 2019. Highlighting this round of Imagist offerings are rare and important early career works by Miyoko Ito, Gladys Nilsson, Jim Nutt and Barbara Rossi. The auction also features a strong selection of works on paper by artists including Wayne Thiebaud, Cy Twombly and Jean Dubuffet. Highlights include:
Lot 1, Miyoko Ito, Irrigation, 1976, oil on canvas, 46 x 42 inches
$40,000 - $60,000.
Lot 5, Roger Brown, Dancing Houses-The Earthquake of 1994, oil on canvas, 48 x 72 inches
$50,000 - $70,000
Lot 9, Gladys Nilsson, Gr-Apes, 1972, acrylic on canvas, 28 x 22 inches
Lot 54, Wayne Thiebaud, Cake Studies, 1997, pen and pastel on paper, 11 x 8 ½ inches

Lot 55, Cy Twombly, Untitled, 1965, pencil and wax crayon, 26 1/2 x 34 inches
Lot 56, Jean Dubuffet, Paysage, 1974, colored pencils and black pen pasted on black paper, 18 x 12 3/4 inches
The catalog for the Post War and Contemporary Art auction can be viewed here.
Prints and Photographs | May 21 at 2 pm CST
The May 21 Prints and Photographs auction will feature strong sessions of Old Master, Modern, Post War and Contemporary Prints, and Photography.
One exciting collection offered in this auction comes from the Collection of Rhoda H. Clark and the Monastery Hill Bindery. The original bindery was destroyed by the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, and several years later, Clark's great-grandfather re-established his firm where they still operate today. Monastery Hill Bindery is one of the oldest family-owned companies in Chicago. The small sampling of prints from Clark's collection, for sale in this auction, clearly articulates her commitment to the intersection of Art History, paper and the history of printing. From Old Master Prints by Lucas van Leyden and Pieter Bruegel the Elder, to Modern Masters by Picasso and Cassatt, the collection embodies the sophistication and taste of a true scholar of the history of printing.
Lot 25, Pablo Picasso, Deux Buveurs catalans, 1934, etching, 9 1/4 x 11 3/4 inches
Property from the Collection of Rhoda H. Clark and The Monastery Hill Bindery
$8,000.00 - $12,000.00
Lot 38, Gustave Baumann, Mending the Seine, 1917, color woodcut
Property from the Collection of Rhoda H. Clark and The Monastery Hill Bindery
$10,000.00 - $15,000.00
A strong session of photography will be also be offered, including works by Andy Warhol, Helmut Newton, Robert Mapplethorpe and Richard Avedon among others. Highlights include:
Lot 175, Andy Warhol, Liquid Cds, 1976-1986, four stitched gelatin silver prints, 21 3/8 x 27 3/8 inches
Lot 181, Robert Mapplethorpe, Thomas, 1987, gelatin silver print, 19 x 19 inches
$8,000.00 - $12,000.00
The catalog for Prints & Photography can be viewed here.
American and European Art | May 20, 10am CT
Hindman’s American and European Art auction will be conducted on May 20 and will feature notable highlights by artists such as Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Karl Albert Buehr, Max Weber and Joan Miro.
Lot 20, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Etude pour La Bergere, La Vache, La Brebis, c. 1885, watercolor, pen, ink and pencil on paper, 11 ½ x 13 ½ inches
Lot 63, Karl Albert Buehr, Sisterly Advice, circa 1913, oil on canvas, 60 x 50 inches $40,000 - $60,000
Lot 93, Max Weber, Winter Twilight, oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches
Lot 54, Joan Miro, Untitled, 1957, crayon on paper, 10 ¾ x 8 ¼ inches
Hindman’s Director of Fine Art, Joseph Stanfield, stated: “The Fine Art Department is thrilled to have three strong auctions this May. The sales include works by blue chip artists across all categories and in a variety of price points.  Works by the Chicago Imagists are particularly exciting, and we look forward to building on the momentum from the record setting prices Hindman achieved for these artists in 2019.”
The catalog for American & European Art can be viewed here.
Modern Design and Early 20th Century Design | May 19 at 10am CT and 2pm CT
Hindman’s Modern Design and Early 20th Century Design Auctions kick off this week of sales with both auctions taking place on Tuesday, May 19th.  One of the top lots included in the sale is a pair of Sculptured Metal lounge chairs by Paul Evans. Completely original, even the upholstery, these chairs have been in the collection of one owner since their production and are classic examples using contrasting textures, patterns and materials that embody the era.
Lot 26, Paul Evans, Pair of Sculptured Metal Lounge Chairs,
$8,000.00 - $12,000.00
Another noteworthy addition to the auction are two Hugh Acton Company Executive Sofas that come from the Ebony/Jet Chicago Collection. This famously designed office building in downtown Chicago was the home to the magazine for over 30 years.
Lot 9, Hugh Acton, Executive Sofa, upholstery, chrome-plated steel, $1,500-2,500
Property from the Ebony / Jet Collection, 820 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois. Architect John Moutoussamy, Interior Architects William Raiser and Arthur Elrod
Lot 10, Hugh Acton, Executive Sofa, upholstery, chrome-plated steel, $1,500-2,500
Property from the Ebony / Jet Collection, 820 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois. Architect John Moutoussamy, Interior Architects William Raiser and Arthur Elrod
Additional highlights include an iconic Frank Lloyd Wright Executive Office Chair from the Price Tower building, a Coffee Table by Gio Ponti produced by Singer & Sons, a strong selection of Art Glass by Richard Marquis, Jon Kuhn, William Morris, and Studio Pottery by John Ward, Ruth Duckworth, Paul Soldner, and Jun Kaneko.
Lot 34, Frank Lloyd Wright, Executive Office Chair, From Price Tower, c. 1956
The Early 20th Century Design Auction comprises a lovely collection of top names from the time period including, Glass Lighting by Émile Gallé, Daum, Quezal, Handel and Tiffany Studios – together with furniture highlights from Louis Majorelle, Émile Gallé, Gustav Stickley and a broad selection of exciting Art Deco pieces.
Lot 134, Tiffany Studios, Nautilus Table Lamp, c. 1905, $20,000.00 - $30,000.00
Lot 87, After Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann, Pair of Armchairs, $10,000.00 - $15,000.00
The catalog for Modern Design and Early 20th Century Design can be viewed here and here.