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 group of 24 lots in Swann Galleries’s record-breaking sale were offered to benefit the Brandywine Workshop and Archives in Philadelphia.
The Swann Galleries auction provided insight into some of the varied Works Progress Association projects sponsored by the US between 1935 and 1943.
Wojnarowicz created his “Stoned Sketchbook” as a teenager, but its loopy, delightful drawings foreshadow the mature artist’s irresistible irreverence.
A lot of 179 of these tintype photographs dating from the 1860s to 1890s is part of the upcoming Fine Photographs & Photobooks sale at Swann Auction Galleries, and are something of a core sample of the shifting social changes in the country, and how those 19th century people were choosing to remember themselves and portray others in the post-Civil War era.
What happens when you get the best art historians, curators, and conservators together in a single museum? Well, you’re pretty likely to get the best deals in the art world, as the Metropolitan Museum just did when it snagged a Jacques-Louis David drawing for $700 ($840 with premium).
While many people know Magritte’s Surrealist art, most probably don’t know his Art Deco commercial work.