CHICAGO – Hindman’s Prints and Photographs auction on Thursday, May 21, will feature strong sessions of Old Master, Modern, Post War and Contemporary Prints, and Photography. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.
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, 9¼ x 11¾ inches. Property from the Collection of Rhoda H. Clark and The Monastery Hill Bindery, $8,000-$12,000.
– 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-$15,000.
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, $20,000-$30,000.
– Lot 181, Robert Mapplethorpe, ‘Thomas,’ 1987, gelatin silver print, 19 x 19 inches, $8,000- $12,000
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