Contents from Roger Brown’s La Conchita, California Home to be Offered at Auction by Leslie Hindman Auctioneers November 15
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, in collaboration with the Roger Brown Study Collection of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Kavi Gupta, will offer the contents of Roger Brown’s southern California home on November 15, 2018. Brown, seeking a new place to work in a warmer climate, built his Temple of Painting at La Conchita, California, commissioning Stanley Tigerman to design the new home.
After the house was completed in 1993, Brown quickly applied his discipline of looking, finding and acquiring objects of interest by combing area thrift shops, yard sales and swap meets. The home was filled with arrangements of all manner of objects, especially vernacular ceramics, many of which were incorporated into his Virtual Still Life series of object paintings from 1995 and 1996. La Conchita combined Brown’s interests in architecture, collecting and gardening during the final chapter of his life.
The auction will include furniture, decorative objects, pottery, art and sculpture that Roger Brown collected for his Southern California home. Examples of items include Roger Brown’s studio easel, Peruvian pottery, a Gordon Chandler armchair, Kilim rugs and painting materials used by the artist.
The auction preview, which opens to the public on November 10, will coincide with Kavi Gupta’s Roger Brown exhibition, which opens the same day. Brief comments about the La Conchita collection will take place at 4pm CT at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers at 1338 West Lake Street. Kavi Gupta’s opening will occur from 2- 5pm CT. Auction proceeds will support the Roger Brown Study Collection of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
The catalogue is now available online at lesliehindman.com.
About Leslie Hindman Auctioneers
For over three decades, Leslie Hindman Auctioneers has been an industry leader combining recognition as the Midwest’s leading fine art auctioneers with a global reach of buyers. Founded in 1982, sold to Sotheby’s in 1997 and reopened in 2003, Leslie Hindman has remained a force behind high profile auctions of everything from contemporary paintings and fine jewelry to French furniture and rare books and manuscripts, and always achieves the strongest prices while maintaining high levels of integrity and customer service.