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Book of Hours with illuminated miniatures, circa 1480-1510, estimated at $20,000-$30,000

Centuries-old books bring visual pleasure at Swann, Oct. 13

Book of Hours with illuminated miniatures, circa 1480-1510, estimated at $20,000-$30,000

Book of Hours with illuminated miniatures, estimated at $20,000-$30,000

NEW YORK — Swann Galleries’ Thursday, October 13 Early Printed Books sale will include works from the Early Modern and Enlightenment period, starting with the Manny Coleman collection, as well as publications on economics, science, medicine and travel and will feature part two of the collection of Ken Rapoport. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Norman Lewis abstract could achieve $600K at Swann, Oct. 6

Norman Lewis, ‘Untitled (Abstraction in Orange),’ estimated at $400,000-$600,000

Norman Lewis, ‘Untitled (Abstraction in Orange),’ estimated at $400,000-$600,000

NEW YORK — Swann Galleries’ Thursday, October 6 sale of African American Art offers a selection of the best in the genre as the house marks its 15th year of dedicated auctions to work by African American and Black artists. The fall 2022 sale will present a survey of American art history with art by Black artists ranging from late 19th-century artist Henry Ossawa Tanner through the current era with Chakaia Booker. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Oscar Wilde, ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray,’ signed deluxe first edition rebound in 2019 by Robert Wu, est. $25,000-$35,000

Swann secures exceptional material for LGBTQ+ sale, Aug. 18

 Oscar Wilde, ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray,’ signed deluxe first edition rebound in 2019 by Robert Wu, est. $25,000-$35,000


Oscar Wilde, ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray,’ signed deluxe first edition from 1891, rebound in modern red full Morocco leather in 2019 by Robert Wu, est. $25,000-$35,000

NEW YORK — Swann Galleries’ LGBTQ+ Art, Material Culture & History sale will be held Thursday, August 18. In its fourth iteration and entering its fifth year, the sale continues to deliver exceptional works by LGBTQ+ artists, creatives and activists. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Illustrations from children’s lit come to life at Swann auction, June 9

Al Hirschfeld, ‘Sweeny Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street,’ est. $15,000-$25,000

Al Hirschfeld, ‘Sweeny Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street,’ est. $15,000-$25,000

NEW YORK — The spring Illustration Art sale at Swann Galleries is set to come across the block on Thursday, June 9. The auction will feature a rich selection of children’s picture book art from the collection of the late Emily and Sam Bush. The sale will also feature theater set and costume design, advertising art, works from notable picture books, literary publications, cartoons and comics from esteemed illustrators. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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One from a lot containing two early 1970s Women’s Liberation Movement political posters protesting the Vietnam War, est. $300-$500

Swann readies second Focus on Women sale for June 2

 

One from a lot containing two early 1970s Women’s Liberation Movement political posters protesting the Vietnam War, est. $300-$500

One from a lot of two 1970s Women’s Liberation Movement political posters protesting the Vietnam War, est. $300-$500

NEW YORK — Swann Galleries will present the second iteration of its Focus on Women auction Thursday, June 2. The sale emphasizes women’s experiences and contributions to literature, science, art, politics and thought. With published and manuscript material from the hand-press period, through the work of living artists, collectors will have a chance to bid on photographs, prints, books and archives. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Gilles de Tremaudan, ‘Mickey’s Garden,’ three storyboard sketches for the 1935 animated short of the same title, est. $15,000-$25,000

Swann draws bidders with Dec. 16 Illustration Art auction

Gilles de Tremaudan, ‘Mickey’s Garden,’ three storyboard sketches for the 1935 animated short of the same title, est. $15,000-$25,000

Gilles de Tremaudan, ‘Mickey’s Garden,’ three storyboard sketches for the July 1935 animated short of the same title, est. $15,000-$25,000

NEW YORK — Illustration Art at Swann Galleries has celebrated the artistic achievements of illustrators for nearly a decade, offering original artworks intended for publication, including newspapers, books, magazines and more. The auction house’s winter offering is slated for Thursday, December 16, and will feature illustrations for literature, animations from Walt Disney Studios, Sunday comics, cartoons for The New Yorker, and more. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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