Tag Archive for: Gertrude Abercrombie

Gertrude Abercrombie, ‘Self and Cat (Possims),’ $375,000

Gertrude Abercrombie paintings auction achieve $2.8M at Hindman

 Gertrude Abercrombie, ‘Self and Cat (Possims),’ $375,000


Gertrude Abercrombie, ‘Self and Cat (Possims),’ $375,000

CHICAGO – On September 28, Laura and Gary Maurer’s renowned collection of paintings by the late Chicago Surrealist artist Gertrude Abercrombie realized more than $2.8 million in total. With a captivated crowd packed into Hindman’s West Loop headquarters, bidders were ready to eagerly compete for the widest offering of Abercrombie paintings to ever come to market from the most distinguished collectors of her work. Remarkable prices were achieved for works that exemplified this hometown heroine’s wit and talent.

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Gertrude Abercrombie, ‘Self and Cat (Possims),’ estimated at $300,000-$500,000

Gertrude Abercrombie celebrated in single-owner sale at Hindman, Sept. 28

Gertrude Abercrombie, ‘Self and Cat (Possims),’ estimated at $300,000-$500,000

Gertrude Abercrombie, ‘Self and Cat (Possims),’ estimated at $300,000-$500,000

CHICAGO – Hindman will present Casting Spells: The Gertrude Abercrombie Collection of Laura and Gary Maurer, the most comprehensive selection of Gertrude Abercrombie paintings to ever come to market, on Wednesday, September 28. As the most distinguished collectors of Abercrombie works, Laura and Gary Maurer’s collection of 21 magical and mysterious career-spanning works by the enchanting artist will provide bidders a unique opportunity to compete on the widest offering and some of the physically largest paintings by the Queen of the Bohemians. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Leading the single-owner collection of 21 Gertrude Abercrombie works is her 1953 painting, ‘Self and Cat (Possims),’ estimated at $300,000-$500,000. Image courtesy of Hindman

Collection of Gertrude Abercrombie artworks slated for fall auction

Leading the single-owner collection of 21 Gertrude Abercrombie works is her 1953 painting, ‘Self and Cat (Possims),’ estimated at $300,000-$500,000. Image courtesy of Hindman

Leading the single-owner collection of 21 Gertrude Abercrombie works is her 1953 painting, ‘Self and Cat (Possims),’ estimated at $300,000-$500,000. Image courtesy of Hindman

CHICAGO – Hindman Auctions will present the most significant selection of Gertrude Abercrombie paintings to ever come to market in Casting Spells: The Gertrude Abercrombie Collection of Laura and Gary Maurer, a single-owner auction scheduled for September 28. As the preeminent collectors of Abercrombie works, Laura and Gary Maurer’s collection of 21 magical and mysterious career-spanning works by the enchanting artist will provide bidders a unique opportunity to compete on the broadest offering of her creations as well as some of the physically largest paintings by the “Queen of the Bohemians.”

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Ed Clark, ‘Creation,’ $740,000

Vibrant Ed Clark abstract floats to $740K at Hindman

 Ed Clark, ‘Creation,’ $740,000


Ed Clark, ‘Creation,’ $740,000

CHICAGO – Works by Ed Clark, John Craxton and Gertrude Abercrombie led Hindman Auctions’ May 11 Post War & Contemporary Art auction to a $4,491,375 million total, a house record for a Fine Art sale and more than doubling its presale estimate.

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Maurice Sendak, ‘Let the Wild Rumpus Start! (Happy Birthday Wild Things!),’ $212,500. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions

Sendak romps, Peale’s Washington saluted at Heritage American art sale

 Left: Maurice Sendak, ‘Let the Wild Rumpus Start! (Happy Birthday Wild Things!),’ $212,500; Right: Rembrandt Peale portrait of George Washington, $591,000. Images courtesy of Heritage Auctions


Left: Maurice Sendak, ‘Let the Wild Rumpus Start! (Happy Birthday Wild Things!),’ $212,500; Right: Rembrandt Peale portrait of George Washington, $591,000. Images courtesy of Heritage Auctions

DALLAS – Spanning George Washington to the Wild Things, Heritage Auctions’ latest American Art Signature® Auction set numerous auction records May 10 on its way to a $6 million finish.

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Gertrude Abercrombie dinosaur scene sets record at Hindman

 Gertrude Abercrombie, ‘The Dinosaur,’ $387,500


Gertrude Abercrombie, ‘The Dinosaur,’ $387,500

CHICAGO – An extraordinary surreal Gertrude Abercrombie painting set a new world auction record for the artist at Hindman Auctions on February 17 when it sold for $387,500. The 1964 oil on panel, entitled The Dinosaur, was the highlight of Hindman’s Somewhere Out There auction, which featured incredible one-of-a-kind artworks from the more “out there” regions of the imagination. Led by the Abercrombie piece, the auction achieved a total of $970,656, nearly tripling its presale estimate.

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