3 Press Releases

Tag: Moby-Dick

  • Exhibitions

    Taymour Grahne opens an online solo exhibition of new paintings by Craig Kucia

    Untitled (Whale), 2020. LONDON.-Taymour Grahne is presenting whales, an online solo exhibition by LA based artist Craig Kucia. The latest paintings by Craig Kucia mark the first time this idiosyncratic artist’s practice has taken the shape of a long term investment into a continued subject matter. In this case, the new…

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  • Press Release

    Two Books Once Owned by Herman Melville Come to Swann

    Even if you’ve never read Moby Dick, you have no doubt heard of Herman Melville and his literary masterpiece. August 2019 marked the author’s bicentennial. Featured in our coming October 10 sale of Fine Books & Manuscripts is a rare look at the author’s personal library, as we offer two volumes of Greek & Roman classics…

  • Auction Industry

    The First (and Last) Lines of Iconic Books, and What They Reveal

    Estimated Reading Time: 8 minutes • Last updated: 09.03.19 “Don’t judge a book by its cover,” or so the adage goes, but is the same true for the book’s opening line? Opening lines set the tone for a work of literature, serving as an invitation for a reader; it’s up to the author to extend…

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