Bill Hinz Tapestries

 Bill Hinz, Untitled (Four Musicians), 42.5 x 73 in., Heritage Auctions (sold for $1,912 in 2006)

 Bill Hinz, Untitled (Trumpet Player), 48 x 36 in., Heritage Auctions (sold for $1,434 in 2005)

If you like what you see so far, have a look at the rest below. Click on the images for a closer look. Enjoy!

 Bill Hinz, Untitled (Two Trumpets), 35 x 72 in., Heritage Auctions (sold for $1,792 in 2006)

 Bill Hinz, Untitled (Abstract Horns), 42 x 63 in., Christie's (sold for $2,390 in 2003)

 Bill Hinz, Untitled (Three Musicians), 42.5 x 72 in., Heritage Auctions (sold for $1,673 in 2006)

 Bill Hinz, Untitled, 37 x 79 x 2 in., LA Modern Auctions (sold for $2,400 in 2010)

 Bill Hinz, Untitled (Bass Player with Rabbit Head), 48 x 36 in., Heritage Auctions (sold for $1,553 in 2006)

 Bill Hinz, Untitled (Jazz Musician), 37 x 61 in., Rago Arts (sold for $2,300 in 2009)

 Bill Hinz, Untitled (Trumpeter), Mezzanine, Detroit (Sold, original listed price was $2,450)

 Bill Hinz, Untitled (Two Musicians), 42.5 x 72 in., Christie's (sold for $2,868 in 2003)

 Bill Hinz, Untitled (Rabbit Head Notes), 36 x 48 in., Christie's (sold for $478 in 2003)

 Bill Hinz, Untitled (The Drummer), 36 x 48 in., Christies (sold for $1,554 in 2003)

 Bill & Jay Hinz, Untitled (Still Life), 1956,  27.5 x 71.8 x 2 in., Modern Times, Chicago (sold)

Bill Hinz, Untitled (Abstract Fish), 14.75 x 59 in., Treadway Gallery (sold for $600 in 2010)

Though I am not a big fan of tapestries, I have to say these hooked wool pieces by Bill Hinz are fantastic. The pieces above that incorporate musicians graced the walls of the legendary Playboy Clubs. Bill was commissioned to produce nearly 50 pieces for Hugh Heffner's clubs that opened in 1960.  

Bill Hinz and his wife Jay met at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), where they both received degrees in two-dimensional design.  Bill taught for four decades at SAIC, holding various department chairs, becoming a professor emeritus.  Both Bill and Jay have received numerous awards for their work, which have been exhibited throughout the U.S. and Mexico. For more info about the Hinzes have a look at their website here.

1 comment:

Laura@popdesign said...

Wow, these are great! I love your finds...