Chicago Imagists break global records at Hindman Auction

Chicago Imagists break global records at Hindman Auction

The Post War and Contemporary Art sale of Hindman realized over $3.4 million on September 26. The Hairy Who? led the auction due to an extraordinary session of rare and outstanding paintings. The Chicago Imagists broke the world records at the Hindman Auction. Jim Nutt’s Plume sold out for $516500 and remained the top-selling of the session. The presale estimate for Plume was $200000-$400000. The painting broke the record and became the most expensive work sold by the artist.

Glayds Nilsson, Karl Wirsum, and Art Green, the Chicago Imagists, also realized the world records. Nilsson’s work shattered the expectations and his work, Dipdick…Adam and Eve after Cranach, sold out for $324500. The expected presale price for this work of Nilsson was $20000-$30000. Doggerel III, created by Wirsum, sold out for $212500. It was triple of the presale estimated price of his work. Art Green’s Guarded Irregularities realized $45000, double of the presale estimate.

Zack Wirsum, a senior specialist of Post War and Contemporary Art, said, “We are absolutely over the moon about the prices that the works by Hairy Who? and Chicago Imagists brought today.” He added that it was a moment of pride for the hometown. It was a great day in the Hindman’s salesroom, Wirsum said. Some other artworks gathered noticeable responses from the buyers.

Untitled, a work of Larry Poons, sold for $131250 while the presale estimate for Untitled was $30000-$50000. Wifredo Lam’s Personajes con Pajaro Negro sold for $200000 while the presale estimate for it was $40000-$60000. After the sale of Post War and Contemporary Art, Hindman’s Prints and Multiples auction began. The work of Alexander Calder led the auction. The collection of him realized $89250.

Tales of Genji I, created by Helen Frankenthaler, sold for $57500 while the presale estimate for it was $30000-$50000. Hindman is one of the leading fine art auction houses in the US. It has the most number of salesroom in the US as compared to other auction houses. It was an outstanding auction day in the Hindman’s salesroom.

Staff writer for the Chicago Morning Star

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