Leslie Hindman Auctioneers

For over three decades, Leslie Hindman Auctioneers has been an industry leader combining a local 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 constant force behind high profile auctions of everything from contemporary paintings and fine jewelry to French furniture and rare books and manuscripts and always maintains a practice of achieving the highest prices while maintaining the highest levels of integrity and customer service.

In 1982, Leslie Hindman founded her eponymous house in Chicago, Illinois, and within a few years it grew to be the largest auction house in the Midwest and the fifth largest in the country. The company conducted many significant and highly publicized auctions, including memorabilia from the historic Comiskey Park, the Chicago Stadium, the Schwinn Family Bicycle Collection, as well as the personal property from such renowned estates as Arthur Rubloff, Mrs. Robert R. McCormick, the Potter Palmer families, and Dole heiress Elizabeth F. Cheney. In 1991, Leslie received international recognition for the discovery of a previously unknown still life by Vincent van Gogh. The painting sold for $1.43 million and the resulting publicity brought Leslie Hindman Auctioneers to the forefront of the world auction scene.

As a result of her firm’s outstanding reputation, it was acquired by Sotheby’s in 1997. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers holds regularly scheduled auctions featuring paintings, prints, drawings and sculpture, furniture and decorative arts, fine jewelry and timepieces, vintage couture and accessories, and fine books and manuscripts. An exceptional team of specialists – allied with a worldwide network of consultants and representatives – effectively appraise and market property leading to outstanding prices realized. Furthermore, Leslie Hindman Auctioneers provides a full range of services for trust and estate professionals.

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Sonia Delaunay: Introducing Modernity
Inspired by vibrant color and abstract shape, Sonia Delaunay revolutionized the art world in the 20th century by co-founding the Orphism movement and fusing fine art and crafts.
A Legendary Explorer's Estate Heads to Auction
The collection of voyager extraordinaire Steve Fossett is up for auction at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers on October 30 and 31 in Chicago.
WWII-era French-made rifles, $4,625; 1882-O Morgan dollars, $18,000; Gershwin manuscript, $27,500
Michaan’s, May 12th; I.M. Chait Gallery, May 20th; Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, May 23rd-24th
JFK ‘Victory Map’ of Cuba, $138,798; Norman Lewis painting, $725,000; Queen Anne tall clock, $12,980

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A Horn Veneered Table Casket
A Horn Veneered Table Casket,\nof rectangular form with canted corners, together with a wood example.\nWidth of first 8 inches. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers
A Set of Three Norwegian Side Chairs
A Set of Three Norwegian Side Chairs, Hove Mobler,\nhaving vertical slats raised on twin chrome supports.\nHeight 37 1/2 inches. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers
A Yellow Gold and Citrine French Tiara
A Yellow Gold and Citrine French Tiara, Circa 1830,\ncontaining 25 bezel set oval mixed brilliant cut citrines, French hallmarks.\n60.00 dwts. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers
Baigneuse, 1958-59
Jacques Petit\n(French, b. 1925)\nBaigneuse, 1958-59\noil on canvas\nsigned Jacques Petit (lower left); signed, titled and dated (verso)\n49 1/2 x 25 1/2 inches. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers
An Austrian Crystal Bowl and Pitcher
An Austrian Crystal Bowl and Pitcher,\nhaving applied ceramic decoration, and purportedly purchased at the sale of the Potter Palmer estate in 1902.\nDiameter of bowl 18 inches. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers

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Leslie Hindman Auctioneers
1338 West Lake Street
Chicago, Illinois 60607
T: 312.280.1212
F: 312.280.1211