|Irene Szylinger, ISA AM|
On our first stop at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Zack Wirsum, Director of their Fine Art Department, will speak about the current state of the art market with reference to recent auction results. There will be examples from their Modern and Contemporary Art (American and European) and Fine Prints collections on exhibit. Auction house valuations will also be discussed.
|Viviane Sassen, Yellow Vlei, 2014. |
Her work emphasizes the play of light and shadow and often approaches abstraction.
Finally, we will make our way to the Art Institute of Chicago. Even if you’ve seen the art and artifacts at the Art Institute already, the collections are so vast, there is always something new and undiscovered. Here, we will be treated to two private tours from Cynthia Noble and her team.
One presentation will tour the highlights of the fabulous permanent collection, which is home to over 300,000 works of art spanning 5,000 years and considered one of the best in the world.
|Georges Seurat, Un dimanche après-midi à l'Île de la Grande Jatte, 1884|
one of many Impressionist paintings in the permanent collection
A second talk at the Art Institute will explore the Edlis/Neeson collection, comprised of 42 well-known post-war works of art recently donated to the Art Institute. The Edlis/Neeson collection is the largest gift of art ever given to the museum and features works by artists such as Andy Warhol and Jasper Johns.
|Andy Warhol, Flowers, 1964 |
from the Edlis- Neeson Collection
After the talks, we will have time to discover other remarkable works at the Art Institute at our leisure.
I am looking forward to seeing all of you on this memorable tour in Chicago.
Irene Szylinger, ISA AM
Fine Arts Chair