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Leslie Hindman Auctioneers Announces Inaugural Auction of Works by African American Artists

 

CHICAGO, Feb. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, one of the nation's leading fine art auction houses, is pleased to announce its inaugural auction of Works by African American Artists on March 1, 2012.

In addition to the March 1 auction, Leslie Hindman Auctioneers will hold a separate selling exhibition featuring Works by African American Artists. These works will be listed for private sale and offered during the week leading up to the auction.

Heading the sale are a variety of abstract contemporary works, including Alma Woodsey Thomas' acrylic and gouache on paper Abstract Composition ($8/12,000), Sam Gilliam's mixed media work White (Tre) ($2/4,000) and Paris, a mixed media work by Ed Clark ($3/5,000). Metal works by Richard Howard Hunt and a carved wood sculpture entitled African King by Lorenzo Pace will be included in the sale. Also featured are a number of works from the collection of Paul King and Associates, Chicago, Illinois. Rounding out the sale is a Hudson River School painting by Robert Scott Duncanson entitled The Apennines, Italy ($30/50,000).

The selling exhibition will include Cheryl Warrick's Voices of the Heart, Tree on the Lake by Samuel Akainyah, and Abstract Composition in Colors by Calvin Jones. Also featured are fine prints by Elizabeth Catlett, Survivor, and Romare Bearden, Dreams of Exile. Sculpture offered for sale comprises a series of doors by Alonzo Davis and a stoneware vase by William Ellsworth Artis.

The auction preview and selling exhibition will be open on Saturday, February 25 from 10am to 3pm, as well as Monday February 27th through Friday March 2nd from 10am to 5pm. The auction will take place at 6:00pm on Thursday March 1st.

For three decades, Leslie Hindman Auctioneers has been an industry leader combining recognition as one of the nation's leading fine art auctioneers with a global base 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 achieves the highest prices while maintaining the highest levels of integrity and customer service.

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