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Gallery Report: Honus Wagner baseball card slams in a record $6.6M

ATLANTA – At the beginning of every month, ACN columnist Ken Hall delivers top auction highlights from around the United States and the world at large. Here’s his September 2021 edition of Gallery Report. All prices include the buyer’s premium, except where noted.

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Diane Arbus, ‘Two Men Dancing at the Drag Ball, NYC,’ silver print, 1970, printed 1972. Sold for $50,000, a record for the print.

Swann’s LGBTQ+ auction sets records in several categories

Diane Arbus, ‘Two Men Dancing at the Drag Ball, NYC,’ silver print, 1970, printed 1972. Sold for $50,000, a record for the print.

Diane Arbus, ‘Two Men Dancing at the Drag Ball, NYC,’ sold for $50,000, a record for the print.

NEW YORK — Swann‘s third annual auction of LGBTQ+ Art, Material Culture & History was an unmitigated success, from the limited exhibition, which had the highest attendance of any of the house’s exhibitions in 18 months, to the truly spirited and competitive bidding. Records were set in many different categories: art, photography, posters and ephemera. “Perhaps most heartening were the outstanding results achieved for artists whose work had not previously or only infrequently appeared at auction,” said Swann Galleries President Nicholas D. Lowry about the August 19 sale, which earned $1.3 million.

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Third World Gay Revolution, pair of circa-1970 revolutionary greeting cards, est. $500-$750

Swann to hold third annual LGTBQ+ auction Aug. 19

Third World Gay Revolution, pair of circa-1970 revolutionary greeting cards, est. $500-$750

Third World Gay Revolution, pair of circa-1970 revolutionary greeting cards, est. $500-$750

NEW YORK — Swann Galleries’ third annual auction dedicated to the art, material culture, and history of the LGBTQ+ community will be held on August 19, bringing to market both familiar artists as well as fresh, unusual and infrequently seen material. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Diane Arbus, ‘Backwards Man in his hotel room, N.Y.C. 1961,’ estimated at $400-$500

Vintage gravures grab attention in June 15 auction

Diane Arbus, ‘Backwards Man in his hotel room, N.Y.C. 1961,’ estimated at $400-$500

Diane Arbus, ‘Backwards Man in his hotel room, N.Y.C. 1961,’ estimated at $400-$500

NEW YORK – A gravure is the product of the process of printing from an intaglio plate; photogravure is a form of photoengraving, relying on plates or cylinders to reproduce the image. A June 15 Jasper52 sale of Vintage Gravures, which begins at 4 pm Eastern time, offers 150 lots of images by great photographers. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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