Hindman’s fall artwork sales reach over $ 7.5 million, Martin Wong among 15 auction records
Hindman Auctions presented its Fall Fine Art sales last week, making more than $ 7.5 million over three days of sales and setting 15 new world auction records. Strong selection and intense auction activity generated incredible results at the September 27 American and European art auctions, September 28 post-war and contemporary art auctions, and the September 28 auctions. prints and multiples of September 29. that of Martin Wong Persuit (El Que Gane Pierde – Whoever wins loses) was the star of sales, setting a new world auction record for the artist and surpassing his pre-sale estimate of $ 500,000 to $ 700,000 to reach $ 1.1 million. Works by Hans Hofmann, Nicolai Fechin, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Sonia Delaunay, Marc Chagall, Andy Warhol, Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso, Frank Stella and Yvonne Thomas have also won remarkable prizes.
works from the Rumsey Hall School (Washington Depot, Connecticut), the Homer E. Noble Collection (Denver, Colorado), the estate of R. Lawrence Dunworth (Palm Beach, Florida) and the estate of Barbara Bonfigli ( Tiburon, Calif.) Obtained excellent results. The assets of the Estate of Timothy E. Burton (Brookfield, Wisconsin), the Estate of Richard Altermann (Santa Fe, New Mexico) and the School Sisters of Notre Dame, sold for the benefit of the organization, also saw a fantastic engagement.
“We’re thrilled with the way buyers have responded to the extraordinary offers, especially at this season’s Contemporary and Post-War Art auction,” said Joseph Stanfield, Director of Fine Arts for Hindman. “Seeing a work as spectacular as Wong’s painting set a new record for an artist with such an important message is extremely gratifying for our team. “
The September 27 American and European Art Auction realized $ 2,367,563. The auction saw excellent engagement with Impressionist, Modernist and Regionalist works.
Nicolai Fechin’s Study of a Woman (Portrait of Elena Konstantinovna Luksch-Makowsky) (lot 46) from around 1906-1908 appeared as the first lot in the sale and sold for a hefty price of 680,000 $. Fechin is one of the most renowned portrait painters of the 20th century, and the subject of this work is possibly Marina Flamant Makovsky, daughter of the famous orientalist painter Konstantin Makovsky (Russian, 1839-1915).
Notable sales also include Les Fleurs (lot 77) by Pierre-Auguste Renoir from 1913, which reached $ 400,000, four times its presale estimate. The lot generated enormous interest and competitive international tendering activity. Les Fleurs demonstrates the central role played by floral still lifes throughout Renoir’s long career. His depictions of elaborate bouquets gave him the opportunity to experiment with the effects of light and color, and how small adjustments could impact changes in tone, texture and shape. In this artwork, we see Renoir’s characteristic feathery brush showing anemones in different states of openness, with some petals fully opened to reveal their blue-black centers, while others remain as buds.
Highlights also included At the Beach by Martha Walter (Lot 47), which skyrocketed beyond her estimate of $ 25,000 to $ 35,000 to sell for $ 125,000 and the 1916 Self-Portrait of Sonia Delaunay ( lot 70), which sold for $ 56,250, more than double its presale estimate. from $ 20,000 to $ 30,000. Mitchell Siporin’s End of an Era (lot 20) was also the top performer, selling for $ 62,500 against a presale estimate of $ 15,000 to $ 25,000.
Other notable sales include Crépuscule, moon lever on Gustave Camille Gaston Cariot’s Pont Neuf (lot 78) which doubled its pre-sale estimate to $ 53,125. Stage at the Cirque de Celso Lagar (lot 113) sold for an impressive $ 46,875 against a presale estimate of $ 6,000 to $ 8,000 and Les Poppies de Lê Phổ (lot 909) exceeded its presale estimate to reach $ 43,750. Jules Pascin’s Marinette in the Red Coat (lot 74) also exceeded its presale estimate, realizing $ 34,375 against a presale estimate of $ 15,000 to $ 25,000.
Auction records were set for The Picnic by Jack Keijo Steele (lot 11) which sold for $ 6,250 and 50 Minus 37 an hour from Alfred Sessler for County Aid (lot 16), who made 13 $ 750, nearly seven times the presale estimate. Records were also broken for Siporin’s End of an Era (lot 20), which made $ 62,500 against a pre-sale estimate of $ 15,000 to $ 25,000 and Ivan Albright’s Troubled Waves (Silence) (lot 24). , which sold for $ 34,375.
The post-war and contemporary art auction of September 28 reached $ 3,439,000 with intense bidding activity throughout.
that of Martin Wong Persuit (El Que Gane Pierde – Whoever wins loses) (lot 18) set a new world auction record and established itself as the top lot, ultimately selling for $ 1.1 million. Wong is recognized for his fusion of social realism and visionary artistic styles, as well as for his consideration of themes such as ethnic and racial identities. He became known for documenting New York City in his works. This piece captures the city in the ’80s and how city life can seem imposing, especially to the underrepresented. Persuit (El Que Gane Pierde – Whoever wins loses) captures a menacing, authentic and gritty New York night and an illusionistic wooden frame interspersed with poetic phrasing, typically borrowed from his often collaborator Piñero. In his rare signature, the social meets magical realism, Wong defends the under-represented, the under-represented, the invisible, while also revealing the unique and imperfect glory of these ignored individuals. The painting is from Rumsey Hall School, a coeducational boarding and day school in Washington, Connecticut.
that of Hans Hofmann Mutation in transition (lot 32) was another top performer, which exceeded its presale estimate and sold for $ 764,000. Full of vibrant energy, the work is a multifaceted dialogue between color, form and medium and a vivid example of the innovative techniques that have ensured the artist’s enduring legacy. This painting is a prime example of how Hofmann created a sense of three-dimensional space on a two-dimensional surface and manipulated the color contrasts to create light and movement.
Other highlights include Miyoko Ito Bird at sunset (lot 60), which made $ 200,000, more than six times its pre-sale estimate of $ 30,000 to $ 50,000. Larry Poon’s Emi Koussi (lot 42A) doubled its presale estimate, selling for $ 93,750, and Harry Bertoia’s Untitled (Bush) (lot 37) exceeded its pre-sale estimate of $ 50,000- $ 70,000 to sell for $ 87,500. Others notable were Henry Taylor Portrait of Lumière Kim (lot 23), which sold for $ 87,500 against a pre-sale estimate of $ 15,000 to $ 25,000 and that of Yvonne Thomas Canyon (lot 31), 1953, which sold for $ 77,500, more than double its estimate. that of Jacob Hashimoto Glossolalia III (lot 70) exceeded its pre-sale estimate of $ 30,000- $ 50,000 to reach $ 68,750 and set a new auction record.
Auction records were also set by Kikuo Saito Agnes Section (lot 42A) which sold for $ 46,875 compared to a presale estimate of $ 10,000 to $ 15,000 and that of Lenore Tawney Untitled (Chain Box), who tripled its presale estimate to reach $ 43,750. Records were also set by Nicolas Guagnini El Bien and El Mal, who made $ 22,500 against a presale estimate of $ 4,000 to $ 6,000, Konstantin Milonadis, who doubled his presale estimate by selling $ 8,125, and finally that of William Scharf Whole dawn, Half Egg and Untitled which sold for $ 5,000 (among four other lots that broke the artist’s previous record of $ 2,300).
September 29th draws and multiples the auction set new auction records and saw considerable auction activity over several sessions, ultimately reaching $ 1,449,313.
Andy Warhol’s John wayne (of Cowboys and Indians) (lot 33) and that of Pablo Picasso Black Face Service (lot 109) were the top lots in the auction, both selling for $ 112,500. by Warhol John wayne illustrates Warhol’s fascination with fame and consideration for how the West is glorified by the mass media. that of Pablo Picasso Black Face Service (lot 109) is made up of a complete set of 12 ceramic plates and has more than doubled its presale quote. Other Picasso ceramics that have achieved remarkable prices include that of Pablo Picasso Owl with outstretched wings (AR 397), which set a new auction record.
Auction records were also set with three works by Louise Nevelson: Dawn landscape (lot 1), Morning mist (lot 2) and Night tree (lot 3). Morning Haze, a diptych molded paper relief, sold for $ 20,000. A new record was also set for the pastel counter-proof by Pierre-Auguste Renoir At the Moulin de la Galette, which sold for $ 34,375.
Other notable sales include those of Marc Chagall Romeo and Juliet (lot 86), which sold for nearly triple its presale estimate and ultimately made $ 43,750. Other highlights include Giovanni Battista Piranesi Carceri d’Invenzione wallet (lot 185) that exceeded its pre-sale estimate of $ 20,000 to $ 30,000 for sale for $ 46,875, and Salvador Dali’s full set Memories of surrealism (lot 74), which far exceeded its pre-sale estimate of $ 10,000 to $ 15,000 to achieve $ 31,250. Swoonaire by Frank Stella (lot 8) (from Imaginary places) sold for $ 25,000, tripling its presale estimate and setting a new record. Another of Warhol’s highly prized work was Queen Ntombi Twala of Swaziland (of Reigning queens) (lot 32), which sold for $ 20,000 against a pre-sale estimate of $ 10,000 to $ 15,000.
A session of 30 works of art by Corita Kent of The School Sisters of Notre Dame, sold to benefit the organization, was a huge success and exceeded her total estimated estimate to reach over $ 60,000. Corita Kent, an American Catholic religious sister, artist, designer and educator, is known for her vibrant pop art screen prints that have advocated for a range of social causes.
All auction results can be viewed on HindmanAuctions.com.