Four captivating examples of the artist’s photographs, taken between 1973 and 1984, will be auctioned in August as part of Swann’s fourth annual LGBTQ+ Art, Material Culture, and History sale.
PPOW Gallery and the David Wojnarowicz Foundation launched an interactive project dedicated to the artist’s iconic photo-text collage.
Still resonating with relevance, William Gropper’s incisive cartoons in defense of the WPA go on auction at New York’s Swann Galleries together with other works by celebrated WPA artists.
Ed Ruscha, Louise Bourgeois, and David Hammons have all creatively forayed into the nebulous genre of “artists’ books” that are going up for auction at Swann Auction Galleries.
A double portrait of the dancer and Harlem Renaissance icon at Swann Galleries evokes his allure as an artist’s model and his indelible imprint on modernism.
The collective staged erotically charged photographs of themselves and those in their artistic circles.
Gerda Wegener’s works ranged from glamorous portraits of her partner to graphic illustrations of sex that celebrated women’s pleasure.
Published from the 1950s through 1970s, their covers are colorful, kitschy, and anachronistic.
Material from the 1800s through contemporary times includes art by Tom of Finland, Gerda Wegener, and JEB, as well as works of lesbian pulp fiction and more, all available on August 19.
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.