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Renoir study leads Hindman fine art sale May 20

Pierre-Auguste Renoir (French, 1841-1919), circa 1885, watercolor, pen, ink and pencil on paper, signed Renoir (lower center),11½ x 13½. Estimate: $70,000-$90,000. Hindman image

CHICAGO – Hindman’s will off more than 100 lots of American and European Art on Wednesday, May 20, starting at 10 a.m. Central time/11 a.m. Eastern. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

Hindman’s American and European Art auction will feature notable highlights by artists such as Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Karl Albert Buehr, Max Weber and Joan Miro.

The expected top lot is a watercolor by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Etude pour La Bergere, La Vache, La Brebis (above), circa 1885, which should sell for more than $70,000.

Additional highlights include:

– Lot 63, Karl Albert Buehr’s Sisterly Advice (below), circa 1913, oil on canvas, 60 x 50 inches. Estimate: $40,000-$60,000.

Karl Albert Buehr (American, 1866-1952), ‘Sisterly Advice,’ circa 1913, oil on canvas, signed KA Buehr (lower left), 60 x 50in. Estimate: $40,000-$60,000. Hindman image

– Lot 93, Max Weber’s Winter Twilight, oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches. Estimate: $20,000-$30,000.

Max Weber (American, 1881-1961), ‘Winter Twilight,’ oil on canvas, signed Max Weber (lower right), 30 x 40in. Estimate: $20,000-$30,000. Hindman image

– Lot 54, Joan Miro’s, Untitled, 1957, crayon on paper, 1 ¾ x 8¼ inches. Estimate: $15,000-$20,000.

Joan Miro (Spanish, 1893-1983), Untitled, 1957, crayon on paper, signed Miro (lower right), inscribed letter (verso), 10¾ x 8¼in. Estimate: $15,000-$20,000. Hindman image

“The sale includes 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,” said Joseph Stanfield, Hindman’s director of fine art.

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