Artfixdaily.com has a release from Chicago auctioneer, Leslie Hindman, on the house’s recent sale:
Leslie Hindman Auctioneer’s fall auction of Contemporary, Modern, American and European art achieved exceptional prices, realizing over $2.7 million. The highlight of the sale was Wassily Kandinsky’s Composition No. 26 from the estate of John and Valere Butterwick, which sold for $454,000 (est. $300-500,000). Russian buyers competed aggressively for works sold to benefit the acquisition fund of the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, with Natalya Nesterova’s The Dragon Flies selling for $23,180 (est. $800-1200). Other contemporary highlights include Victor Vasarely ‘s Photon B which achieved $24,400 (est. $ 8-12,000) and Ibram Lassaw’s Apsaras which achieved $29,280 (est. $12-18,000). […]
European Impressionist paintings performed well, with Gustave Loiseau’s Champ de blé selling for $85,400 (est. $30-50,000) and Pierre Eugene Montezin’s Les Cygnes achieving $36,600 (est. $30-50,000). Jacques Martin-Ferrieres’ Old Pot of Marseilles with Notre Dame de la Garde realized $36,600, the second highest price for the artist at auction.
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers Fine Art Auction Realizes $2.7m (Artfixdaily.com)