This exceptional auction will give the hammer price of each paperweight sold by the Art Institute of Chicago to the museum, and 100% of the net profits of the buyers' premiums will be donated to the Glass Paperweight Foundation.
In the fall of 2012, the Glass Paperweight Foundation generously supported the Art Institute of Chicago's expansion of The Arthur Rubloff Paperweight Gallery. The redesigned permanent space showcases more than 800 paperweights and the gallery, one of the most popular in the museum, is visited by hundreds of thousands of guests yearly.
The Art Institute of Chicago takes great pride in the depth of its paperweight collection. The glass objects being offered for auction have been very carefully selected; many of these pieces are near duplications of others currently on display. "The paperweight collection at the Art Institute has generated significant enthusiasm surrounding this magnificent art form," stated Ben Clark, CEO and owner of L.H. Selman. "We are honored to host this auction of fine historical art that will help place these valuable objects back in the public domain."
Interested individuals are strongly encouraged to schedule preview appointments at L.H. Selman by calling 800.538.0766. For more information about L.H. Selman, the auction, or to obtain an online auction catalog please visit www.theglassgallery.com.
PLEASE NOTE: Photos are available upon request. To arrange an appointment to speak with Ben Clark, please contact Jane Kaplan, Jane Kaplan Communications, 847.433.8594, Jane@JKaplanCommunications.com.
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