Swann Galleries’ Upcoming Event Will Focus on Art by Women and Activists of ColorJun 02, 2022 12:00 EDT
Czech illustrator, graphic designer, and painter Helena Bochořáková-Dittrichová, was recognized as the first female graphic novelist. Her book, Z mého dětství, meaning From My Childhood, was a groundbreaking autobiographical work. It featured 94 woodcuts and several dark graphics. A first edition copy of this novel is available in Swann Auction Galleries’ upcoming Focus on Women sale. Numbered 46 of 60, the partially unopened book is signed by the artist in pencil on the title page.
Significant works by Black women are also highlighted. Leading this set is a rare Phillis Wheatley poem titled Recollection. Printed in the London Magazine in 1772, it was the first time Wheatley’s work was published in a magazine. Before this, her writing was only printed in pamphlets and newspapers. From Georgia Johnson’s Bronze: A Book of Verse to Nella Larsen’s Passing, collectors will find photographs, books, and prints by other noted Black activists and women. To view the full catalog or place a bid, visit Swann Auction Galleries.
Lot Categories:Collectibles (199)
# of Lots:199
Price Range:$100 - $15,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Bochoráková-Dittrichová, Helena (1894-1980) Z Mého Detství Drevoryty|| Estimate: |
|Johnson, Georgia Douglas (1880-1966) Bronze: a Book of Verse, Signed and Inscribed First Edition|| Estimate: |
|Wheatley, Phillis (c. 1753-1784)|| Estimate: |
|Larsen, Nella (1891-1964) Passing|| Estimate: |
|Earhart, Amelia (1897-1939) Twelve Photographs of events around her crash on Ford Island, 20 March 1937|| Estimate: |