CHICAGO – Hindman announces the opening of a new headquarters in Chicago’s West Loop on Tuesday, December 6. After celebrating 40 years as Chicago’s leading auction house, with more than 10 of those at 1338 West Lake Street, Hindman is pleased to enter its fifth decade of business at a new location in the neighborhood at 1550 West Carroll Avenue, Suite 106. The opening coincides with the first live auction to be presented at the building, Eugene Atget Photographs Sold by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
The firm looks forward to welcoming local clients as well as those who have traveled to Chicago into its new full-service saleroom and preview galleries. The Carroll Avenue headquarters is located at the Auxiliary, a historic building which housed the former Benrus Watch Company.
In addition to the Carroll Avenue headquarters, the firm has also opened a newly renovated office at 222 North Maplewood Avenue. Hindman purchased the 68,000-square-foot building in April, which is home to several departments.
Established with just three employees on West Ohio Street, the firm has expanded to include 175 people across 16 cities, with expertise spanning 52 collecting categories including fine art, luxury goods, and furniture and decorative arts. Hindman presents more than 140 auctions each year.
The opening of Hindman’s new Chicago headquarters comes at a time of significant expansion for the company, with the firm recently announcing that it will soon launch a full-service auction room and exhibition space in New York City, plus additional offices in Boston and Miami.