Oprah Winfrey Is Auctioning Off Her Chicago Belongings

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Oprah Winfrey

The auction has more than 500 lots — mostly from Winfrey's Water Tower apartment — and includes paintings, prints, porcelain, crystal, silver, memorabilia, clothing and accessories.

Oprah Winfrey is getting ready to clear out of Chicago — with an auction.

The media mogul, who is transitioning Harpo Studios' company productions to OWN headquarters in Los Angeles, is offering her personal belongings for sale at auction. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers will conduct the auction on April 25 in its Chicago saleroom, with a preview spanning April 16 to 24.

The proceeds will benefit The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy Foundation, supporting the continued education of students from the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls–South Africa as they continue their education at universities in South Africa and the U.S.

The auction has more than 500 lots — mostly from Winfrey's Water Tower apartment — and includes English, French and Continental furniture plus decorative arts, paintings, prints, drawings, porcelain, crystal, silver, memorabilia, clothing and accessories.

"Oprah’s acumen as a media icon and businesswoman has been an inspiration for millions. Perhaps even more inspiring is her dedication to altruistic endeavors, built on the foundation of sharing her success to better the lives of others," said Leslie Hindman, founder of Leslie Hindman Auctioneers.

"On a more personal level, I have long revered Ms. Winfrey as a collector. I once met with Ms. Winfrey in 2003, and we discussed my perspectives and advice regarding collecting. It was immediately evident that she had extensive market knowledge and had made it a priority to form relationships with dealers, collectors and industry contacts to make informed decisions regarding acquisitions."

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