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Auction of David Stickelber Estate at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers exceeds high estimate
Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Wrapped Walkways, Project for Jacob L. Loose Park, Kansas City, Missouri, 1978 (diptych), sold for $40,000.
CHICAGO, IL.- Property from the Estate of prominent Kansas City arts patron David A. Stickelber exceeded its high estimate at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers on Thursday, November 8. Mr. Stickelber is remembered as a stylish host and engaging philanthropist who took advantage of his social connections to bring many cultural events to the Midwest.

The sale lasted six and a half hours and saw spirited participation throughout from a crowded saleroom and from buyers bidding from around the world. The auction’s top lot, an Egyptian carved limestone fragment from the Ptolemaic period, third century B.C., sold for $57,500 to an international buyer after several minutes of competition from eight telephone bidders. Mr. Stickelber purchased the object from Jean-Loup Despras in Paris.

An eighteenth century lacquered commode from the workshop of Andre-Antoine Lardin and Claude-Charles Saunier sold for $56,250 to a Luxembourg buyer. Demand for other French furniture from the 18th through 20th centuries was also exceptional. A Louis XVI style parlor suite upholstered in faux tiger velvet estimated at $2,000/4,000 soared past its estimate, bringing $22,500 to a Canadian private collector. A set of twelve painted dining chairs with leather upholstery, estimated at $1,500/2,500 sold for $18,750.

A yellow gold Cartier tank wristwatch owned by Andy Warhol, which Mr. Stickelber purchased from the 1988 Sotheby’s auction of Warhol’s collection, sold for $10,625. Stickelber paid $4,950 for the watch in 1988.

“It was such a pleasure to work with this lovely property,” said Leslie Hindman. “People from all over the country called to tell us how fondly they remembered David. Kansas City is full of great old families and we look forward to expanding our presence there.”





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