For the past 13 years, Swann has been the only major auction house with a department dedicated to African American art, setting auction records for artists such as Sam Gilliam, Faith Ringgold, and Charles White.
A portrait of Audre Lorde and an intimate embrace between a couple in 1979 are two of four photographs by Joan E. Biren.
Boffin explained in a 1991 radio interview that she was trying to put lesbians back on the political agenda, but her risqué performances frequently drew criticism from inside the LGBTQ community.
The first openly gay elected official in the nation had just one day in San Francisco’s mayoral office in 1978, but the meaning of that moment will echo for generations.
When the beat poet looked through Hank O’Neal’s photographs of the pride march, he took the chance to narrate history
Join Hrag Vartanian in conversation with Cathy Renna & Eduardo Ayala Fuentes at Swann Galleries on Monday, June 17 from 6 to 8 pm.
Artist Cristina Pitter helps us open Pride Month with a paean from her performance piece, Decolonizing the Color of Queerness
A historical scene from the Chesapeake-Leopard affair (the 1807 incident that led to the War of 1812), the painting is headed for auction on April 5.
A rare first edition of the Poeticon Astronomicon, printed in Germany in 1492, is headed to auction at Swann.
In 1801, British writer and engraver Joseph Strutt published a compendium of bizarre medieval pastimes.
Engravings by Francisco Agüera Bustamante in The Astounding Life of Death show the bony figure in a variety of roles, from a baby to a king.
A previously unrecorded photograph of the trailblazing abolitionist is going to auction later this month, and the Harriet Tubman Home historic site hopes to be the top bidder.