Durer and Calder at Leslie Hindman auction sales

б. Lhote. Le Petit Port au Piquey. Oil on canvas. Estimate $25 000–35 000. Post-War and Contemporary Art. Leslie Hindman. Chicago, September 7

Leslie Hindman auction house holds four regularly scheduled Paintings, Drawings, Prints and Sculpture auctions per year. On September, 7 autumn auction Post-War and Contemporary Art will take place in Chicago, Illinois. One day later, on September 8 American and European Art collection will be represented to collectors.

The catalogue of post-war art features a great number of interesting lots among which are works by such artists as Francis Bacon, Alexander Calder and Robert Thompson.

Untitled gouache (1966) by the American sculptor and artist Alexander Calder (1898−1976) will be put up for auction sales with an estimate of $25 000-35 000. The sculptor Calder is famous for his intricate figures from wire and kinetic sculptures. Moreover, the artist created many pictorial and graphic works which are of great popularity at auctions.

The picture by French painter André Lhote (1885–1962) Le Petit Port au Piquey is also estimated at $25 000-35 000. This work is made in the best traditions of style of the artist who succeeded in combination of abstraction and reality elements. The artist worked under the influence of Cezanne’s painting and his pictures were exposed at the first exhibitions of cubists held in Paris in 1911 and 1912.

Robert Thompson’s picture (1937–1966) Ascension (1963) is estimated at
$15 000-20 000. Thompson’s work is of different opinions. His works, most likely, can be characterized as an abstract expressionism.

Geronimo, print by famous Andy Warhol whose works are essential lots of any auction of modern art, will be put up for sales at an estimate of $10 000-15 000. The serigraphy is from the old Indian series Cowboys and Indians, created in 1986.

It is important to mention Francis Bacon’s lithograph Portrait in the end of the list of top lots of Post-War and Contemporary Art which will be put up for sales with an estimate of $4000-6000.

Other interesting lots are represented in the catalogue of American and European Art auction which will take place on September, 8. The most expensive lot is to be the picture Capriccio which is approximately made by the Italian artist of the XVIII century Francesco Guardi (1712–1793). Guardi is famous as one of Venetian vedutists – the artists who made topographically exact images of city landscapes with a touch of theatricality. The lot is estimated at $30 000-50 000. Also it is necessary to mention two unique Durer’s and Rembrandt’s graphic works.

Albrecht Durer’s engraving the Knight, Death and the Devil dated 1513, will be put up for the auctions (estimate: $15 000-20 000). The provenance of this unique work comes from the collectors John and Gloria Green.

Etching Self Portrait with Plumed Cap and Lowered Saber by Rembrandt, Harmenz van Rijn estimated at $7000–9000 is from this collection also.

Nowadays Leslie Hindman is one of the leading auction houses of the Northern America. The company was established in 1982. Nine years ago it won worldwide recognition after putting up on sales the unknown picture by Vincent van Gogh. The lot was sold for $1 430 000. Redeemed by Sotheby’s auction house corporation in the middle of the 1990s it became independent only in 2003. Nowadays Leslie Hindman holds regular every season sales in all its main strings having a status of regional leader.

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