Charles White’s “Take My Mother Home” And Others Make Auction Debut At Swan

Swann Galleries’ biannual auction of African-American Fine Art on Thursday, October 5 promises never-before-seen art from the turn of the nineteenth century to the present. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Malcolm X, Harriet Tubman, And Other Docs At Swann Galleries

On Thursday, March 30, 2017, Swann Galleries will hold an auction of Printed & Manuscript African Americana, featuring powerful ephemera both painful and uplifting from oft-overlooked chapters of American history. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: A Conversation With Naima Keith And Nigel Freeman

Join us for hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and a conversation with special guest Naima J. Keith, Deputy Director of Exhibitions and Programs at the California African American Museum. Hosted by Nigel Freeman, Director of African-American Fine Art at Swann Galleries. Continue Reading →

1960s-70s Abstraction Shines From Bearden To Banneker At Swann Galleries

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Thursday, October 6, Swann Galleries will hold an auction of fantastic African-American Fine Art, featuring a variety of media by artists spanning the last 150 years. Continue Reading →

Harlem Map Purchased By Yale’s Beinecke Library

E-Simms-Campbell-Night-Club-Map-HarlemSwann Galleries’ On Thursday, March 31, 2016 auction of Printed & Manuscript African Americana sold an illustration by E. Simms Campbell, a lively A Night-Club Map of Harlem, pen and brush, 1932 to the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Yale University. Continue Reading →

Own African-American Art History At Swann Galleries

Faith-Ringgold-Double-DutchOn Thursday, April 7, Swann Galleries will hold an auction of African-American Fine Art, featuring works by modern and contemporary artists. Continue Reading →

Swann Celebrates 20th Annual African Americana Auction

Lot-415-E-Simms-Campbell-Night-Club-Map-HarlemOn Thursday, March 31, Swann Galleries will hold an auction of Printed & Manuscript African Americana, the 20th annual sale for this groundbreaking department at Swann. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Romare Bearden And Others Auction At Swann Galleries (update)

romare BeardenOn Tuesday, December 15, Swann Galleries’ will offer African-American Fine Art, featuring a newly re-discovered Norman Lewis painting, an important early-career modernist painting by Romare Bearden, and what is believed to be the first painting by Elizabeth Catlett to come to auction. Continue Reading →

The Art Collection Of Maya Angelou Auction At Swann

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Though perhaps best known as a poet, writer and educator, Harlemite Dr. Angelou spent her life fully immersed in artistic ventures of all varieties. Continue Reading →