Cache of Spicuzza oils offered in inaugural Milwaukee art and antique auction

Francesco Spicuzza painting

Chicago-based Leslie Hindman Auctioneers will hold its summer auction July 26, 2012 at the firm’s newly opened office at 414 East Mason St., MIlwaukee. Hindman is thrilled to present a selection of nearly a dozen paintings from Francesco Spicuzza (American, 1883-1962), one of Wisconsin’s most prolific artists. He is best remembered for his beach scenes; “McKinley Beach,” 1910, oil-on-board signed lower left “F. Spicuzza” and dated on the verso, is estimated at $700 to $900. Read More +

Chiparus sculpture brings $24,000, Pa. painted blanket chest brings $1,200

Pennsylvania-painted-blanket-chest

A Chiparus sculpture titled “Vested Dancer” sold for $24,000 during a May 19-20 fine art auction. Other highlights of the sale included a 45-inch Chinese signed and jeweled ivory tusk at $6,000, a Pennsylvania painted blanket chest, made circa 1800, sold for $1,200 and a pair of lady’s Victorian 18K and enamel buckle-form bracelets brought $2,300. Read More +