Spotlight: Leslie Hindman Auctioneers
For more than 30 years, Chicago-based Leslie Hindman Auctioneers has been one of the nation’s foremost fine art auction houses. The St. Louis location, open since 2014, is one of eight regional offices. It secures consignments from private collections, estates and institutional collections across Missouri and southern Illinois for sales in all collecting categories throughout the year.
For the fall 2018 auction season, Leslie Hindman Auctioneers is privileged to be handling property from two prominent Missouri collections. The St. Louis Fall Auction Oct. 12 features property from the Evelyn and Eric Newman collection, including furniture, decorative art and fine silver. The Newmans were prominent local collectors and philanthropists, as well as passionate explorers and travelers.
Also featured in the this auction is property from the estate of Ann and Lee Constable, Kansas City, including artwork by American regional artist and the Constables’ close friend, Thomas Hart Benton. This auction features pieces from the Constables’ private collection, including lithographs, some of which were personal gifts from the artist to the family. In conjunction, an important mixed media figural study and needlework tapestry by Benton will be offered during the American and European Fine Art Sale Oct. 15 in Chicago.
In addition, a single-owner sale, The Fine Cartographic and Printed Americana Collection of Evelyn and Eric Newman, Saint Louis, will be held in Chicago Nov. 12. Offered through Leslie Hindman Auctioneers’ fine books and manuscripts department, the sale will include 120 lots of fine books, atlases and maps spanning from the early days of the United States through the Revolutionary War and into Westward expansion.
“It’s a really unique and exciting opportunity because it’s been held in private collection for so long,” says Kara Kelpe, business development manager for the St. Louis office. “We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to work with the Newman family and preview some of these artifacts here in St. Louis.”
Selections from both the Newman and Constable collections will be on exhibition in St. Louis the first week in October. Local sales are open to the public, as well as held online. “Our office in St. Louis is here to be a local presence,” Kelpe says. “We want to make people aware that there is great property here.”
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