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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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Judith Rothschild, ‘Nauset Heights,’ est. $8,000-$12,000

Broad survey of Modern and Post-War Art movements seen in Swann’s May 26 auction

Judith Rothschild, ‘Nauset Heights,’ est. $8,000-$12,000

Judith Rothschild, ‘Nauset Heights,’ est. $8,000-$12,000

NEW YORK — Swann Galleries’ Thursday, May 26 sale of Modern & Post-War Art will offer a broad scope of artistic movements including modernist selections from the collection of gallerist Gary Snyder, and introducing a dedicated portion of Latinx art to the sale’s collecting categories. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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William Shakespeare, ‘Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies,’ the Second Folio, London, 1632, from the collection of Ken Rapoport, est. $100,000-$150,000.

Shakespeare’s Second Folio in lead role at Swann, May 5

 

William Shakespeare, ‘Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies,’ the Second Folio, London, 1632, from the collection of Ken Rapoport, est. $100,000-$150,000.

William Shakespeare, ‘Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies,’ the Second Folio, London, 1632, from the collection of Ken Rapoport, est. $100,000-$150,000.

NEW YORK — Swann Galleries will present Early Printed Books at auction Thursday, May 5. The sale will feature part one of the collection of Ken Rapoport alongside a selection of noteworthy publications, including a book bound for Jean Grolier and works on economics, science, medicine and travel. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Pablo Picasso, ‘Le Repas Frugal,’ etching and drypoint, est. $100,000-$150,000

Picasso and Rembrandt co-star at Swann prints sale, April 28

 

 

Left, Pablo Picasso, ‘Le Repas Frugal,’ etching and drypoint, est. $100,000-$150,000; Right, Rembrandt van Rijn, ‘Study of a Prophet or Apostle (St. Peter),’ drawing, est. $30,000-$50,000

Left, Pablo Picasso, ‘Le Repas Frugal,’ etching and drypoint, est. $100,000-$150,000; Right, Rembrandt van Rijn, ‘Study of a Prophet or Apostle (St. Peter),’ drawing, est. $30,000-$50,000

NEW YORK — The Thursday, April 28 offering of Old Master Through Modern Prints at Swann Galleries will feature iconic images from the late 15th century through the mid-20th century. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Edward S. Curtis, Portfolio I, from The North American Indian, est. $60,000-$90,000

Swann to offer 1907 Edward S. Curtis portfolio at April 14 sale

Edward S. Curtis, Portfolio I, from The North American Indian, est. $60,000-$90,000

Edward S. Curtis, Portfolio I, from The North American Indian, est. $60,000-$90,000

NEW YORK — Swann Auction Galleries’ sale of Fine Photographs, scheduled for Thursday, April 14, will feature a selection of classical 20th-century prints alongside contemporary works. Headlining the sale is Edward S. Curtis’s seminal Portfolio I from 1907 — the first portfolio in Curtis’s monumental project, The North American Indian. It carries an estimate of $60,000-$90,000. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Hughie Lee-Smith, ‘Aftermath,’ $365,000

Hughie Lee-Smith painting sets world auction record at Swann

Hughie Lee-Smith, ‘Aftermath,’ $365,000

Hughie Lee-Smith, ‘Aftermath,’ $365,000

NEW YORK — The spring offering of African American Art closed out the March auctions at Swann Galleries with an exceptional marathon sale bringing $3.6 million and an 89% sell-through rate, with 214 of the 241 lots on offer finding buyers.

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Mequitta Ahuja, ‘Bramble,’ est. $30,000-$40,000

Swann offers important African American art in March 31 sale

Mequitta Ahuja, ‘Bramble,’ est. $30,000-$40,000

Mequitta Ahuja, ‘Bramble,’ est. $30,000-$40,000

NEW YORK — On Thursday, March 31, Swann Galleries will hold its next sale of African American Art. The spring offering will feature many scarce and significant Modern, Post-war and Contemporary artworks, including 28 lots from a distinguished private collection. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Complete run of Our Sports magazine from 1953, edited by Jackie Robinson, est. $800-$1,200

Swann’s March 24 sale salutes African American icons

Complete run of Our Sports magazine from 1953, edited by Jackie Robinson, est. $800-$1,200

Complete run of Our Sports magazine from 1953, edited by Jackie Robinson, est. $800-$1,200

NEW YORK — Swann Galleries’ Thursday, March 24 sale of Printed Manuscript & African Americana will feature important material ranging from slavery through the civil rights era and into the current period. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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