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Edmond-Louis Dupain, ‘La Plage a Saint-Malo,’ estimated at $3,000-$5,000

Treasures from Atlanta collections take center stage at Hindman, May 21

Edmond-Louis Dupain, ‘La Plage a Saint-Malo,’ estimated at $3,000-$5,000

Edmond-Louis Dupain, ‘La Plage a Saint-Malo,’ estimated at $3,000-$5,000

ATLANTA – On May 21, Hindman will present its spring Atlanta Collections auction which blooms with artwork, furniture, and decorative objects from important regional collections and estates—and some sales will benefit area non-profits. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Ashcan School: a radical departure from the perfect world

A John Sloan oil painting of a New York City street scene made $77,500 plus the buyer’s premium in August 2015 at Eros Auctions, Inc.

A John Sloan New York City street scene made $77,500 plus the buyer’s premium in August 2015 at Eros Auctions, Inc.

NEW YORK — When it first appeared around 1900, the Ashcan School was a radical departure from the prevailing style of American Impressionist scenes of pretty girls and idealized landscapes. The Ashcan School wasn’t a school per se, but a loose art movement that embraced a journalistic, documentary approach and social realism, forsaking art for art’s sake.

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