More art and antiques from the late businessman and philanthropist Edwin Cox will be offered across a series of sales from Thursday by Chicago-based Hindman Auctions.
Last November, Cox’s large impressionistic pieces were sold at Christie’s in New York for a total of $ 332 million against a pre-sale estimate of more than $ 200 million.
Cox, an entrepreneur and leader in oil and gas exploration in Texas, died in November 2020 at the age of 99. Throughout his life, he supported cultural institutions in his hometown of Dallas and across the country, including the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University. He sat on the board of directors of the energy company Halliburton, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, the Library of Congress Trust Fund and the Dallas Museum of Art.
“Cox left a clear mark through his consummate collection,” said Corbin Horn, vice president and senior specialist in European furniture and decorative arts at Hindman, in a statement. “We are excited to offer Cox’s decorative art, as exciting as his collection of Impressionist art, across multiple sales categories over the next few months.”
It offers paintings, works on paper, European furniture, Chinese porcelain from the Kangxi period, sculpture, small boxes and decorative objects, silver, fine rugs, tableware and much more.
“There really is something for every bidder in this collection. The diversity of the offerings reveals a lifelong involvement in business, art and culture,” Horn said.
The collection is being offered through two online auctions, including “Chicago Collections” from Thursday to Friday and Asian artwork on March 25; and two auctions held both live and online, with European furniture and decorative art on 2-3. February and Chinese and the Himalayas on March 29.
A highlight from Thursday’s auction is an unusual dining table that reflects 1970s style and late modernist design, Horn said. It has an estimate of between $ 1,000 and $ 2,000.
Additional highlights include works of art by Peter Ellenshaw and Constantin Kluge as well as Chinese famille verte porcelain, fine rugs and a range of European decorative art.
Most items have a pre-sale estimate within hundreds of dollars. The auction house did not have an estimated sum of the collection.