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    A historic map shows us where we’ve been, not only geographically but also in terms of the extent of our knowledge, our beliefs and even our technology. Two works coming…

    The post Schedel’s Map: The Last View of the Old World appeared first on Swann Galleries News.


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    Festschrifts, usually academic in nature, can also be jovial. An exceptional example, coming to auction in our December 14 sale of Illustration Art, features contributions from some of the greatest…

    The post Daffydils: A Cartoon Festschrift appeared first on Swann Galleries News.


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    A scrapbook, presumably kept by an inker at Walt Disney Studios, reveals much about the production of Snow White. The album is a highlight in our December 14 auction of Illustration…

    The post Ingeborg Willy & the Making of Snow White appeared first on Swann Galleries News.


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    Our auction of 19th & 20th Century Literature on November 14 offered a veritable library of scarce first editions and inscriptions by authors from the last two centuries. More than…

    The post Records & Results: 19th & 20th Century Literature appeared first on Swann Galleries News.


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    In our most encyclopedic offering of Contemporary Art to date, the November 16 auction saw active bidding, with works by Josef Albers, Jean Arp and Christo exceeding their estimates and…

    The post Records & Results: Contemporary Art appeared first on Swann Galleries News.


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    Maps were so plentiful at our December 5 auction of Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books that one could be forgiven for getting lost. Many buyers chose…

    The post Records & Results: Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books appeared first on Swann Galleries News.


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    The grand finale of our 2017 roster was a successful auction of Illustration Art on December 14. Highlights of the sale ranged from large-scale oil paintings to sentimental children’s characters…

    The post Records & Results: Illustration Art appeared first on Swann Galleries News.


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  • 12/28/17--14:06: 2017: Year in Review
  • In our diamond anniversary year, we offered a star-studded roster of 30 auctions, setting nearly 100 records and introducing countless items to the market, including a previously unknown photograph of Harriet…

    The post 2017: Year in Review appeared first on Swann Galleries News.


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  • 01/04/18--13:15: The Top Five Fahrenheit 451s
  • According to our Literature specialist John D. Larson, there are five first editions of Fahrenheit 451 of interest to collectors. As with all important modern first editions, a set of criteria…

    The post The Top Five Fahrenheit 451s appeared first on Swann Galleries News.


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    On May 30, 1968, Bertha Trujillo became the first woman awarded a doctorate of matadorship, the highest technical level achieved in bullfighting. The photographs appearing in our February 15 auction…

    The post Bertha Trujillo: Matadora in Photographs appeared first on Swann Galleries News.


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  • 01/19/18--15:12: What Sets A Chart Apart?
  • We asked specialist Caleb Kiffer to reminisce about some of the most interesting and important charts we’ve handled in the last few years. Why charts? We wanted to explore (pun…

    The post What Sets A Chart Apart? appeared first on Swann Galleries News.


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  • 01/29/18--07:24: Lewis Hine’s Legacy
  • Scarce and important prints spanning the career of pioneering photojournalist Lewis W. Hine crown our February 15 auction of Icons & Images: Photographs & Photobooks. Here are some notes from the…

    The post Lewis Hine’s Legacy appeared first on Swann Galleries News.


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    In advance of our February 15 auction of Icons & Images: Photographs & Photobooks, we asked Associate Director Deborah Rogal to talk about the planning that goes into a successful…

    The post Cataloguing History’s Darker Moments appeared first on Swann Galleries News.


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    Nearly a quarter of our March 1 auction of Vintage Posters is devoted to highlights from the collection of renowned poster dealer and aficionado Gail Chisholm. The sale will open…

    The post Gail Chisholm: A Life in Posters appeared first on Swann Galleries News.


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      Diego Rivera’s scarce lithograph El sueño (La noche de los pobres), 1932, leads a vibrant section of Latin-American art in this dynamic sale. Opening the auction is a run of…

    The post A Look Inside the Catalogue: 19th & 20th Century Prints & Drawings appeared first on Swann Galleries News.


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    Gracing this sale is a poem completed by Walt Whitman on his deathbed, transcribed by a secretary and signed, with holograph edits. It was his last poem, entitled A Thought of…

    The post A Look Inside the Catalogue: Autographs appeared first on Swann Galleries News.


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      This powerful auction on March 29 encompasses a wide range of the African-American experience, from letters by Frederick Douglass to his friend and fellow diplomat Ebenezer Bassett, to posters…

    The post A Look Inside the Catalogue: Printed & Manuscript African Americana appeared first on Swann Galleries News.


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  • 01/23/18--10:52: Vintage Posters 101
  • So you’ve fallen in love with a vintage poster. What next? Here are some of the most important things to consider when talking about, looking for, and decorating with vintage…

    The post Vintage Posters 101 appeared first on Swann Galleries News.


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    This sale on March 8 will feature an extensive selection of early Spanish books on a variety of subjects including agriculture, heraldry and genealogy, history, horses, law, literature, medicine, theology…

    The post A Look Inside the Catalogue: Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books appeared first on Swann Galleries News.


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    This popular annual event celebrates innovation in poster design. On May 3 we will offer examples of British Modernism from the 1940s by Frederick Henri Kay Henrion, Patrick Cokayne Keely…

    The post A Look Inside the Catalogue: Graphic Design appeared first on Swann Galleries News.


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    Two highlights of this sale on April 5 are significant, vibrant paintings by modernist New York artists. Beauford Delaney’s large Untitled (Village Street Scene), 1948, depicts a Greenwich Village corner in…

    The post A Look Inside the Catalogue: African-American Fine Art appeared first on Swann Galleries News.


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    Upcoming Highlights on April 12: Latin Americana includes significant early Mexican printing, with several books published before 1600. Alonso de la Vera Cruz’s Dialectica resolutio cum textu Aristotelis, 1554, is the…

    The post A Look Inside the Catalogue: Printed & Manuscript Americana appeared first on Swann Galleries News.


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    This multifaceted auction on April 26 spans media and disciplines, and features a private collection of important works on East Asian painting and decorative arts. Highlights include John Ayers and…

    The post A Look Inside the Catalogue: Fine Illustrated Books & Graphics appeared first on Swann Galleries News.


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    Our April 19 sale features a rare vintage print of Alfred Eisenstaedt’s iconic Premier at La Scala, Milan, circa 1933, and Frank’s quirky Portrait of art dealer Richard Bellamy, circa 1959. Contemporary artworks…

    The post A Look Inside the Catalogue: The Knowing Eye: Photographs & Photobooks appeared first on Swann Galleries News.


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    One of many highlights in our March 1 sale of Vintage Posters is a run of posters designed by Erik Nitsche in a series of campaigns for General Dynamics. Nitche’s…

    The post Erik Nitsche’s Modernist Vision appeared first on Swann Galleries News.


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  • 02/27/18--07:35: The Earliest French Erotica
  • A titillating section in our March 8 auction of Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books contains two scarce early examples of French erotica.   L’Escole des Filles, ou La Philosophie…

    The post The Earliest French Erotica appeared first on Swann Galleries News.


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    We opened the 2018 season with a $1.6M auction of Icons & Images: Photographs & Photobooks on February 15. Important rare and unique work, both fine art and vernacular, brought…

    The post Records & Results: Icons & Images: Photographs & Photobooks appeared first on Swann Galleries News.


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    The May 15 auction of 19th & 20th Century Literature is replete with science-fiction cornerstones; of special note in this sale is a run of first editions by Philip K.…

    The post A Look Inside the Catalogue: 19th & 20th Century Literature appeared first on Swann Galleries News.


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    Our auction of Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books on June 7 encompasses a broad range of American and European cartography.     Highlights include Robert Morden’s…

    The post A Look Inside the Catalogue: Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books appeared first on Swann Galleries News.


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  • 03/08/18--14:29: Monet: The Master at 16
  • Before the term “Impressionism” and the overthrow of the established art world, Claude Monet was just a creative teenager. A rare example of Monet’s early experiments with en plein air…

    The post Monet: The Master at 16 appeared first on Swann Galleries News.


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    Vintage Posters Featuring Highlights from the Gail Chisholm Collection offered premier examples of advertising and propaganda from around the world, and broke several auction records. Nicholas D. Lowry, President of…

    The post Records & Results: Vintage Posters Featuring Highlights from the Gail Chisholm Collection appeared first on Swann Galleries News.


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    Our March 8 auction of Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books coincided with the opening of Rare Book Week in New York City. With 94% of offered lots sold, the…

    The post Records & Results: Early Printed Books appeared first on Swann Galleries News.


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    A look inside the highly-anticipated catalogue for our upcoming June 5 auction of Illustration Art. Following successful December 2017 runs of works by Ruth Eastman and John Falter, we are…

    The post A Look Inside the Catalogue: Illustration Art appeared first on Swann Galleries News.


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    Our auction of 19th & 20th Century Prints & Drawings on March 13 offered an especially grand selection of original works by some of the greatest artists of the last…

    The post Records & Results: 19th & 20th Century Prints & Drawings appeared first on Swann Galleries News.


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    A very formal letter by Charles Dickens to Lord Robert Grosvenor is a highlight in our March 22 auction of Autographs.     The letter, dated July 9, 1838, was…

    The post Charles Dickens Reveals His Inspiration appeared first on Swann Galleries News.


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    New findings in our March 29 auction of Printed & Manuscript African-Americana clarify information behind iconic portraits of Black Panthers co-founder Huey P. Newton.     Ensconced in a wicker…

    The post Huey Newton’s Portraits & The Founding of the Black Panthers appeared first on Swann Galleries News.


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    We’re jumping into Women’s History Month to offer a week of #5WomenArtists, inspired by the National Museum of Women in the Arts. We asked some women of Swann to tell…

    The post #5WomenArtists: Deborah Rogal’s List appeared first on Swann Galleries News.


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    As part of Women’s History Month, we’re offering a week of #5WomenArtists, inspired by the National Museum of Women in the Arts. We asked some women of Swann to tell us…

    The post #5WomenArtists: Atina Sutton’s List appeared first on Swann Galleries News.


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    As part of Women’s History Month, we’re offering a week of #5WomenArtists, inspired by the National Museum of Women in the Arts. We asked some women of Swann to tell us…

    The post #5WomenArtists: Christine von der Linn’s List appeared first on Swann Galleries News.


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    As part of Women’s History Month, we’re offering a week of #5WomenArtists, inspired by the National Museum of Women in the Arts. We asked some women of Swann to tell us…

    The post #5WomenArtists – Lauren Goldberg’s List appeared first on Swann Galleries News.


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    As part of Women’s History Month, we’re offering a week of #5WomenArtists, inspired by the National Museum of Women in the Arts. We asked some women of Swann to tell us…

    The post #5WomenArtists: Jessica Feldman’s List appeared first on Swann Galleries News.


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    Two extremely scarce prints from William H. Johnson’s Jitterbugs series will make their auction debut with African-American Fine Art on April 5. The series was conceived and executed during Johnson’s tenure in New York…

    The post William Johnson’s Jitterbugs appeared first on Swann Galleries News.


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    As part of Women’s History Month, we’re offering a week of #5WomenArtists, inspired by the National Museum of Women in the Arts. We asked some women of Swann to tell us…

    The post #5WomenArtists: Lisa Crescenzo’s List appeared first on Swann Galleries News.


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    At Auction May 8   Old Master Through Modern Prints The highlight of this wide-ranging event from our Prints & Drawings department is Tête de femme, de profil, 1905, an…

    The post A Look Inside the Catalogue: Old Master Through Modern Prints appeared first on Swann Galleries News.


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    Personal correspondence and manuscript material are always a highlight in our auction of Printed & Manuscript Americana. On April 12, we’ll be offering a selection of correspondence from Thomas Belknap, a…

    The post Dream vs. Reality in the Civil War appeared first on Swann Galleries News.


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    At Auction May 22 Our spring auction of Contemporary Art features a wide-ranging selection of sculpture, paintings and multiples from the last 75 years, with works by Ai Wei Wei,…

    The post A Look Inside the Catalogue: Contemporary Art appeared first on Swann Galleries News.


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    Our auction of Autographs on March 22 offered a selection of letters, photographs and works by some of history’s greatest game-changers, with communications by founding fathers, letters from artists and…

    The post Records & Results: Autographs appeared first on Swann Galleries News.


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    Institutional purchases dominated the buying field at our auction of Printed & Manuscript African Americana on March 29. The top lots of the auction were almost entirely manuscripts, archives, early…

    The post Records & Results: Printed & Manuscript African Americana appeared first on Swann Galleries News.


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    We held our highest-grossing auction to date on April 5, totaling $4.5M—more than $1M over the high estimate of the sale. The 160 works that made up the highly curated…

    The post Records & Results: African-American Fine Art appeared first on Swann Galleries News.


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    The cover lot of our April 19 auction, The Knowing Eye: Photographs & Photobooks is the only known extant print of Walker Evans’s graphic silver print, River Rouge Plant, Detroit, Michigan…

    The post A Walker Evans Print, The Only One of Its Kind appeared first on Swann Galleries News.