Hindman is one of the nation's leading fine art auction houses. With an unyielding focus on client service, Hindman offers holistic solutions to connect clients in local US cities to the global art market. Hindman operates more salerooms in the United States than any other auction house and conducts over 100 auctions a year in categories such as fine jewelry, fine art, modern design, fine books and manuscripts, furniture, decorative arts, couture, Asian works of art, arts of the American west, numismatics, and more. Headquartered in Chicago, Hindman is home to 150 employees, with additional offices in Atlanta, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Denver, Milwaukee, Naples, Palm Beach, Scottsdale and St. Louis. Recognized for providing exceptional customer service, Hindman regularly handles significant estates from around the country including collections from Oprah Winfrey, Leona Helmsley, John Belushi, David Stickelber, Lily Pulitzer, Arthur Rubloff, Mrs. Robert R McCormick, the Potter Palmer families, Reid I Martin, and many others. In 1982, Leslie Hindman founded Leslie Hindman Auctioneers in Chicago, Illinois, and within a few years it grew to be the largest auction house in the Midwest, and one of largest in the country. As a result of the firm's outstanding reputation, it was acquired by Sotheby's in 1997. When the opportunity presented itself, Leslie reopened Leslie Hindman Auctioneers in 2003 and continued her growth trajectory. Also part of the Hindman family of auction houses, Cowan's Auctions was opened in 1995 by Wes Cowan in Cincinnati, Ohio. Cowan's quickly earned a reputation for integrity, customer service and great results. In 2018, these two firms became the foundation for Hindman, a rapidly growing organization with the ambition to be the nation's most client-centric auction house.
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Native American Art, Session II This sale will offer material from the Eastern Woodlands and Great Lakes to the Pacific Northwest including 19th-century weaponry and beadwork, historic and modern Puebloan pottery, paintings, and a comprehensive selection of Navajo textiles. During Timed auctions, a countdown clock is displayed on the main auction page and on the lot level. These auctions have a “rolling close,” with each lot closing in a staggered manner after the previous lot. For these auctions, the countdown clock on the main auction page will be counting down to the close of the first lot. Individual lots will have their own countdown clocks, indicating the specific closing time for that lot.
Cincinnati, OH, USEnds in 10h 48m
Ends from: Sep 26, 2023 10:00 AM EDT
Asian Works of Art OnlineDuring Timed auctions, a countdown clock is displayed on the main auction page and on the lot level. These auctions have a “rolling close,” with each lot closing in a staggered manner after the previous lot. For these auctions, the countdown clock on the main auction page will be counting down to the close of the first lot. Individual lots will have their own countdown clocks, indicating the specific closing time for that lot. If a bid is placed within one minute of the closing time of a lot, five additional minutes will be added to the designated closing time for that lot. Please note that the extension of one lot’s closing time does not affect other lots’ closing times. A detailed explanation of the Timed auction format can be found here.
Chicago, IL, USEnds in 3d 10h
Ends from: Sep 29, 2023 10:00 AM EDT
Fall Fashion & AccessoriesDuring Timed auctions, a countdown clock is displayed on the main auction page and on the lot level. These auctions have a “rolling close,” with each lot closing in a staggered manner after the previous lot. For these auctions, the countdown clock on the main auction page will be counting down to the close of the first lot. Individual lots will have their own countdown clocks, indicating the specific closing time for that lot. If a bid is placed within one minute of the closing time of a lot, five additional minutes will be added to the designated closing time for that lot. Please note that the extension of one lot’s closing time does not affect other lots’ closing times. A detailed explanation of the Timed auction format can be found here.
Chicago, IL, USEnds in 7d 11h
Ends from: Oct 03, 2023 11:00 AM EDT
Post-War & Contemporary ArtHindman’s September 28th Post War and Contemporary Art auction brings 119 dynamic and captivating paintings, sculptures and works on paper to the block. Delicious depictions of food stuffs by Wayne Thiebaud and Claes Oldenburg from important and tasteful Kansas City collectors Morton and Estelle Sosland are among the tantalizing showstoppers headlining the sale. Significant and iconic examples exploring shape, form, dimension and color by Adoph Gottlieb, Arshile Gorky, Carlos Cruz-Diez, Sol Lewitt, Robert Motherwell, Roberto Matta, Richard Hunt, Theodoros Stamos and Sam Gilliam also shine bright as top billed offerings in this star-studded auction. Varied approaches to the figure and representational spaces ranging from the photorealistic to the imaginatively inventive and all the magical real in between by Gertrude Abercrombie, Philip Pearlstein, Yiannis Tsarouchis, Gladys Nilsson, Roger Brown, Ed Paschke, Karl Wirsum, Vasily Sitnikov and Andy Warhol are eye catching and extraordinary lots also warranting attention. From Avocados to Beanstalks, this sale serves up something satisfying for every connoisseur’s refined palate.
Starts on: Sep 28, 2023 11:00 AM EDTChicago, IL, US2 days Left
American Furniture, Folk & Decorative ArtsHindman’s October 4 American Furniture, Folk, and Decorative Arts auction features several notable collections, including fine American furniture, a Severin Roesen still life, English and Chinese Export porcelain, and other decorative arts from the Collection of Anne S. and David L. Genter, Sewickley, Pennsylvania (Lots 1 through 50), American and Canadian folk art and petroliana from the Estate of George H. Quay, Chagrin Falls, Ohio (Lots 164 through 251), and fine Chinese Export porcelain and American furniture from the Collection of Mr. R. Neall Distad, Cleveland Heights, Ohio. Other highlights and featured categories, drawn from various private collections, include an Andrew Clemens sand bottle commissioned by a family friend of the artist, a pair of Paul Revere tongs and other fine American silver, furniture from the Queen Anne through the Classical period, and 19th century American portraiture.
Starts on: Oct 04, 2023 10:00 AM EDTCincinnati, OH, US
Starts on: Oct 10, 2023 11:00 AM EDTChicago, IL, US
European ArtHindman is excited to present our October 17 European Art sale, which features paintings and works on paper showcasing the breadth of the category. From Dutch Old Masters to 19th century academic paintings, to Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, and European Modernists.
Starts on: Oct 17, 2023 11:00 AM EDTChicago, IL, US
American ArtWe are delighted to present, in our October 17th American Art auction, a number of iconic works by some of the most significant American artists. Anchored by a playful and lighthearted early illustration by Norman Rockwell, the auction runs the gamut of 19th and 20th century American Art, from detailed floral still life to abstracted landscape. Highlights include eye-catching works by Post-Impressionist Maurice Prendergast, Modernist John Marin, and Impressionists Fern Coppedge, Jane Peterson, and Mary Cassatt, with a series of her exquisite pastel counterproofs. Also featured in the auction are mesmerizing landscapes by Charles Burchfield, Dale Nichols, Jonas Lie, and Wolf Kahn, poignant scenes by Regionalist Joseph Vorst, stunning surrealist visions by Marguerite Zorach and John Wilde, as well as a series of colorful Presidential portraits by LeRoy Neiman.
Starts on: Oct 17, 2023 3:00 PM EDTChicago, IL, US
Watches from the Collection of Glen de VriesTime & Space: Watches from the Collection of Glen de Vries Hindman is proud to present the collection of Glen de Vries as its inaugural auction at its New York location. Encompassing more than 100 watches and 30 watchmakers from the collection of this trailblazing entrepreneur, displaying de Vries’ passion for science, space, aviation, and speed. The sale features watches by top manufacturers including F.P. Journe, Richard Mille, A. Lange & Söhne, De Bethune, Patek Philippe, Urwerk, Audemars Piguet, Hublot, Vacheron Constantin, and H. Moser & Cie.
Starts on: Oct 18, 2023 10:00 AM EDTNew York, NY, US
WatchesHindman’s afternoon Watches auction features vintage and contemporary pieces, from classic time-only dress models, to GMT travel watches to chronographs and annual calendars, all from the leading brands including Rolex, Audemars Piguet, Patek Philippe, Tiffany & Co., Omega, Breitling, Hublot, Cartier, Franck Muller, IWC, Panerai, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Chanel, and more.
Starts on: Oct 18, 2023 2:00 PM EDTNew York, NY, US
Photographs from the Joe Baio CollectionForever Young: Photographs from the Joe Baio Collection The auction features a stunning selection of 101 photographs from the collection of Joe Baio, one of the most extensive and notable private photography collections in the world. Baio has collected photography since the mid-80s, focusing on the theme of childhood and adolescence, inspired by raising and photographing his own children. Today, nearly every available inch of the 2,100 square-feet of wall space in Baio’s legendary New York apartment is filled with a photograph from his 6,000-piece collection. It includes examples from the dawn of the medium by pioneers such as Nadar and Julia Margaret Cameron, to modern and contemporary works by artists such as Diane Arbus, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Bruce Davidson, Robert Frank, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Sally Mann, and Angela Strassheim.
Starts on: Oct 19, 2023 10:00 AM EDTNew York, NY, US
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JerryBig Horn, WY
Sep 20, 2023
I was very pleased with the cooperation and assistance which I received from Hindman's staff members. I would bid again in one of their auctions.
Aug 31, 2023
Inaccurate listing; listed vases but really lamps (Good for me, though)
Very well oiled machine! Organized and efficient team. Thank you!
Aug 23, 2023
Beautiful set of plates.
These were described very accurately and I am super pleased. Thanks Hindman!!
Aug 22, 2023
EXTREMELY pleased! I would not hesitate to bid and buy again.
I couldn't be happier with Hindman. Very accurate description and effortless buying experience.
Aug 19, 2023
Lovely items & Excellent service. Thank you! A + + + +
Fine, friendly auction house that strives to please & does so.
SusanClifton Park, NY
Aug 19, 2023
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I would use Hindman again! Besides my home and horse i purchased the most expensive items of my life. Hindman was terrific; I was able to call them and talk to them after my purchase. They were very helpful about shipping and who to use. Thanks you
Aug 17, 2023
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Consistently reliable service from an extremely reputable auction house.
JanSanta Monica, CA
Aug 03, 2023
Flawless experience from beginning to end. Item as described, great communication. Very secure transaction, quick and professional packing and shipping of the item.
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