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US auctioneer Hindman to launch buy-it-now option as it seeks to be ‘America's premier mid-market auction house’

10 June 2019

Chicago-headquartered US auctioneer Hindman, formerly Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, has an ambitious agenda that goes beyond its recent rebrand.

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CEO of US saleroom Hindman on the Chicago-based firm's ambitious agenda

10 June 2019

Chicago-headquartered US saleroom Hindman, formerly Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, has an ambitious agenda that goes beyond its recent rebrand, as its CEO Thomas Galbraith tells ATG.

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Thomas Hart Benton rolls out the barrels

10 June 2019

Thomas Hart Benton (1889-1975) was an American artist whose oeuvre – paintings, murals and lithographs – was at the forefront of the Regionalist movement.

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Peter Chinni sculpture brings demand in Chicago

10 June 2019

Born in Mount Kisco, New York, Peter Chinni (1928-2019) studied painting and portraiture at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Rome.

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Andrew Newell Wyeth watercolour causes a clammer at auction

10 June 2019

Andrew Newell Wyeth (1917-2009), one of America’s best-known artists of the mid-20th century, focused on provincial landscapes and the people in them.

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Barbara Hepworth's 'Aegean' bronze heads to Chicago auction

13 May 2019

Hindman Auctioneers, formerly Leslie Hindman, is newly rebranded and has a busy calendar across its six US salerooms this year.

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Meissen sea goddess figure group at Leslie Hindman leads selection of US auction highlights

14 January 2019

A late 19th century Meissen figure group offered at Leslie Hindman in Chicago features in ATG's selection of auction highlights in the US this winter.

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Private equity-backed company buys US auction houses Leslie Hindman Auctioneers and Cowan's Auctions

09 January 2019

US auction houses Leslie Hindman Auctioneers and Cowan's Auctions have been brought together under one umbrella company in a private equity-backed deal.

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Leslie Hindman brooch to Georges Braque design

12 November 2018

This 18ct two-colour gold and enamel Hebe brooch to a design by Georges Braque, c.1962, carries an estimate of $2500-3500 at Leslie Hindman’s Important Jewelry sale in Chicago on December 3.

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Three upcoming lots in the US including a Eugène Delacroix portrait

24 September 2018

The Old Masters section of Doyle’s auction in New York on October 31 will include a portrait by the French 19th century artist Eugène Delacroix.

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Copies of Ernest Shackleton’s 'Aurora Australis' emerge in New York and Chicago

17 September 2018

Bonhams’ September 25 Exploration and Travel sale in New York opens with the 80-lot Joe Fitzsimmons library devoted to works on Antarctic Exploration.

Private equity firm takes stake in Leslie Hindman Auctioneers

11 June 2018

US saleroom Leslie Hindman Auctioneers has hired a new chief executive and sold a stake to a private equity firm to help fund expansion.

Chicago before the inferno

02 October 2017

An exceptionally rare bird’s eye view of Chicago before the devastating fire of 1871 that destroyed so much of the old city was sold for $160,000 (£118,520) by local saleroom Leslie Hindman (20/20/12% buyer’s premium) on September 15.

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Was it a cow or a card game that set Chicago ablaze?

21 September 2017

How the 1871 Chicago fire started remains a matter of conjecture, though a lantern knocked over by a Mrs O’Leary’s cow, or perhaps by a group of men who were gambling in a barn are among the favourite theories.

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Chicago collector wins $200,000 bidding battle for 1857 map of the “Windy City” at Leslie Hindman auction

18 September 2017

One of only four known copies of a ‘pre-fire’ Chicago map by cartographer J.T. Palmatary drew intense competition at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers’ latest sale, selling at over six-times estimate.

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Rare pre-fire map of Chicago heads to local auction complete with view of red light district

05 September 2017

One of only four known copies a 19th century map of Chicago goes under the hammer at a local auction house next week.

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From America’s heartland - interview with Chicago auctioneer Leslie Hindman

19 June 2017

Leslie Hindman’s curriculum vitae encapsulates the changing American auction scene across four decades.

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Cummings craftwork at Tiffany

18 April 2017

This Tiffany gold necklace and earclip suite composed of textured rose petal links by Angela Cummings (c.1944) sold for £10,200 at Bonhams Knightsbridge (25/20/12% buyer’s premium) on March 15.

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Cubism at Chicago auction: Fernand Léger works predicted to fetch $2m

22 August 2016

Two Cubist works by Fernand Léger (1881-1955) lead a potentially lucrative line-up of pictures at Chicago saleroom Leslie Hindman’s auction next month.

Chicago auctioneers extend their reach to Arizona

14 July 2016

Leslie Hindman Auctioneers are expanding their operations to Scottsdale, Arizona. This will be the firm’s sixth location outside their headquarters in Chicago.

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