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 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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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,’ 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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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
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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