Historic Accounts & Signed Material At Swann Galleries African Americana Auction

Swann Galleries’ auction of Printed & Manuscript African Americana on Thursday, March 29 sheds light on some of the darker moments in American history and provides crucial context for cultural sea changes, from abolition to the Civil Rights Movement. Continue Reading →

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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 →

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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 →

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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 →

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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 →

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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 →

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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 →

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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 →

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