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Oprah's Not-So-Favorite Things Headed To Auction Block In April

By Selena Fragassi in Arts & Entertainment on Mar 17, 2015 4:00PM

You get a piece! And you get a piece! In classic Oprah Winfrey fashion, the television icon is shutting down yet another piece of her Chicago properties—the Water Tower Place condo she’s owned since 1985—and auctioning off some of her former “favorite things” in a public sale through Leslie Hindman Auctioneers.

On April 25, interested parties can head down to the gallery (1338 W. Lake St.) and bid on more than 500 items including “fine art, fine antique furniture and decorative objects, fine silver, Asian works of art, luxury accessories, designer couture and memorabilia,” according to a press release. Previews begin April 16.

Some of the examples listed include A Jorg and Olif Bicycle accepting bids of $200 or more, A George I Giltwood Console Table beginning at $6,000 and paintings from Hovsep Pushman and Francis Coates Jones pushing five-figure territory. Prices range from $100 to $100,000 and all proceeds benefit the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls— South Africa, a school and boarding house she opened in 2007.

Hindman told the Tribune she expects the auction to be “one of her most popular in recent history because of Winfrey's fame and longtime connection to Chicago.” If her past giveaways are any indication, we’re sure the SWAT teams are on standby.

For more information including how to register to bid, visit