CHICAGO – This month, Hindman will present three days of fine art sales featuring more than 500 works of art. The series will launch with American and European Art on September 27, followed by Post War and Contemporary Art on September 28, and will conclude with Prints and Multiples on September 29. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
Outstanding collections and artworks will be featured, including important works by Martin Wong, Hans Hofmann, Nicolai Fechin, Thomas Hart Benton, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Sonia Delaunay, Ivan Albright, Marc Chagall, Andy Warhol, Pablo Picasso, Alex Katz, Frank Stella, Kerry James Marshall and Yvonne Thomas.
The sales will showcase works from the collection of Homer E. Noble of Denver, Colorado; the estate of George W. Fellows of Naples, Florida; the collection of Lily Huberman of Chicago; property from the estate of Timothy E. Burton of Brookfield, Wisconsin; and property from The School Sisters of Notre Dame, being sold to benefit the organization.
American and European Art | September 27
More than 120 lots of paintings, sculpture, and works on paper from the 19th and the 20th centuries will be offered in the September 27 American and European Art auction, including a notable selection of Impressionist, Modernist and Regionalist works.
The standout lot will be Nicolai Fechin’s Study of a Woman (Portrait of Elena Konstantinovna Luksch-Makowsky) from circa 1906-1908, estimated at $600,000-$800,000. Fechin is one of the most distinguished portrait painters of the 20th century. The subject of this artwork is considered to possibly be Marina Flamant Makovsky, daughter of noted Orientalist painter Konstantin Makovsky.
Outstanding lots also include Thomas Hart Benton’s Planting (Spring Plowing) from circa 1939-1940, estimated at $200,000-$300,000; Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s Les Fleurs, estimated at $100,000-$150,000; Antonin Slavicek’s Landscape from 1897, estimated at $40,000-$60,000; Ivan Albright’s Troubled Waves (Silence) from 1952, estimated at $30,000-$50,000; and Sonia Delaunay’s Self Portrait from 1916, estimated at $20,000-$30,000, are other noteworthy artworks.
Post War and Contemporary Art | September 28
Highlights of the September 28 Post War and Contemporary Art auction, which will feature more than 80 works, include Martin Wong’s Pursuit (El Que Gane Pierde – He Who Wins Looses), estimated at $500,000-$700,000. Wong is recognized for his merging of social realism and visionary art styles, as well as considering themes such as ethnic and racial identities. He became known for documenting New York City in his works. This piece captures the city in the gritty 1980s and the way in which urban life can feel imposing, particularly for minorities. Wong’s characteristic brick building imagery above a surreal constellation map is also featured in this work. Wong’s artworks rarely come up for auction, offering bidders a unique opportunity to acquire the artist’s work.
Additional noteworthy lots include Hans Hofmann’s Mutation in Transition, estimated at $500,000-$700,000. Fantastic works by artists such as Sol LeWitt, Charmion Von Wiegand, Jaume Plensa, George Rickey, Henry Taylor, Kehinde Wiley, William T. Wiley, Karl Wirsum and Joseph Yoakum will also be offered.
Prints and Multiples | September 29
The September 29 Prints & Multiples auctions will feature 200 works of art by a range of iconic artists from Andy Warhol to Pablo Picasso to Kerry James Marshall. Top lots include Andy Warhol’s John Wayne from his 1986 Cowboys and Indians portfolio, estimated at $40,000-$60,000, which illustrates Warhol’s fascination with celebrity and consideration of how the West is glamorized by mass media. Kerry James Marshall’s Me is another exceptional print; it carries an estimate of $40,000-$60,000. Other highlights include Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s Au Moulin de la Galette, estimated at $30,000-$50,000, and Giovanni Battista Piranesi’s Carceri d’Invenzione portfolio, estimated at $20,000-$30,000.
The sale will feature a strong session of Pablo Picasso ceramics including Picasso’s Service Visage Noir, estimated at $50,000-$70,000, which is made up of a complete set of 12 ceramic plates. Other exciting lots include Marc Chagall’s Romeo et Juliet from 1964, estimated at $15,000-$25,000. A terracotta plate titled Hibou noir perche from 1957, estimated at $10,000-$15,000, is another highlight.
A selection of 30 artworks by Corita Kent from The School Sisters of Notre Dame, being sold to benefit the organization, will also be offered. Corita Kent, an American Roman Catholic religious sister, artist, designer and educator, is known for her vibrant pop art serigraphs that advocated for a range of social causes.
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