Highlights from Leslie Hindman Auctioneer’s Collection

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Leslie Hindman Auctioneers is here with some of the most unique items in the collection. The grand auction is happening ‘live’ on Tuesday, 23rd April 2019. The auction involves fine arts, decorative arts, furniture, collectibles, watches and Asian works of art that you will find quite noteworthy.  We highly recommend going through the catalog on Bidsquare that features items of all kind. You might want to get ready to make a bid on the artifact that you find admirable because we are sure you will find one!

Let’s begin with the painting that has captured the maximum attention in the auction collection. The painting Two Sporting Dogs Beneath a Tree is work of a widely known artist Hugo Anton Fisher (1854-1916). He has established a remarkable reputation among art enthusiasts for a long time. He was mainly known for his absolutely impressive skill in watercolor.

The impressionist painter has carefully studied his subjects in the painting and has captured it in the paper as though it were a photograph. The watercolor depicts two dogs lying around in a garden beneath the shelter of a huge tree. With an estimated price of $200-$400, the starting bid for the painting is $100

Helen Frankenthaler, (American, 1928-2011), Flotilla, 2006

When we first saw this piece, we couldn’t take our eyes off it! Leslie Hindman auctioneers feature this masterpiece painted by an American painter, Helen Frankenthaler. The abstract expressionist painter became quite famous in around the 1950s. The artist gave a new life to abstract expressionism. Her work is associated with her sense into artistic purpose. Helen Frankenthaler expresses herself by pouring into a large canvas with violent gestures. She was prominent for her unique use of the color-stain technique.

The canvas, Flotilla, 2006, consists of figurations of varied elements in a landscape. Her painting reveals an abstract climate. With an estimated price of $3000-$5000, the starting bid for the painting is $1500.

Another eye-catcher is A Painting depicting a Mastiff after Anthony van Dyck (1599-1641) which a copy of The Five Eldest Children of Charles I. Sir Anthony Van Dyck was a Baroque Artist and a leading painter in the England court, during the Dutch Golden Age. The starting bid for the painting is $2500

 Marc-Aurele Fortin, View of Hochelaga

Marc-Aurele once said, “All artists are influenced by others in their technique, in their craft. But a real artist preserves his Ivory Tower, which is impenetrable. The Ivory Tower is the area of inspiration, it’s where the artist goes to get his ideas about art.” He was a painter as well as an inspiration to many artists.

The painting Marc-Aurele Fortin, View of Hochelaga depicts a beautiful scene of Hochelaga. He enjoyed playing with colors, mostly on landscapes. He had experimented with the pure colors with grey background in the watercolor. It has given the painting a brilliant shade. His art transports us back in the time to Hochelaga. With an estimated price of $1000-$1500, the starting bid for the painting is $500

George Grosz, (American, 1893-1959), Scene au Cafe, 1912

This particular drawing, Scene au Cafe, 1912, is done by George Grosz who has a major contribution to the New Objectivity movement. His artworks mostly depict the different sides of on-going life. This is a sketch you’d want to invest in!

The sketch reflects a social scene in a café with are men enjoying their meal. Even his quick sketches are good enough to tell us a story about the environment in the drawing. He has drawn this piece with quick yet conscious hand movements. With an estimated price of $1000-$2000, the starting bid for the painting is $500

A William and Mary Walnut Chest of Drawers

An exclusive piece of furniture which dates back to 1680, the William and Mary Walnut Chest of Drawers stamped H. Beard, comes with three short drawers over three long drawers, raised on spherical feet.

With an estimated price of $1,000-2,000, the starting bid for this beautiful item is $500. It comes from the Estate of Ann and Paul Arenberg in St. Louis, Missouri and is in an overall stable condition.

Another vintage piece of furniture is A Directoire Style Mahogany Bureau Plat which dates back to the 19th/20th century. It comes with a leather inset top and five drawers which are raised on fluted tapering legs.

Ben Shahn, (American, 1898-1969), Crying Man

Ben Shahn is a celebrated painter and graphic artist whose work expresses great emotional power. His ability to communicate his art through emotions is what brought him fame. The painting displays a mixture of realism and abstraction. It depicts a certain part of the social issue in our world. He has used a monotonous shade of tan to articulate the feeling of the man.

The crying man has his hand over his head showing that his mind is filled with nothing but sadness. The starting bid begins with only $50 and the estimated price for the painting is $100-$200

A Chinese export porcelain Bowl

Lot 234 presents a wonderful bowl from our collection. This fine and magnificent piece was originated in the 20th centuries. The Chinese export porcelain Bowl is decorated with flowers, leaves, and birds in cobalt blue color that adds glow to the bowl. The circular rim has a border designed with two consecutive lines and florals in between. Its height is 5 1/2 diameter, 12 inches.

We guarantee to all the porcelain-lovers that this Chinese bowl is going to be one of your most prized possessions! With an estimated price of $40-$60, the starting bid for is $20.

You can also check A Pair of Worcester Porcelain Trays, from the early 19th century each with a crowned “C” monogram. With an estimate of $100-200, the starting bid is $50.

The auction consists of over 600 magnificent items and each item is unique and distinctive in its own way. For further information, you may visit St. Louis Spring Auction.  Have fun making your pick!