8 Press Releases

Tag: Norman Lewis

  • Auction Result, Press Release

    First Auction of Artists of the WPA at Swann Establishes Four Records

    John Vachon, a select group of 38 vintage photographs, silver prints, circa 1937-42. Sold for $37,500, a record for the grouping. THE ARTISTS OF THE WPA Sale 2557; February 4, 2021 Sale total: $460,490 Estimates for sale as a whole: $396,900–$597,750 We offered 236 lots; 190 sold (81% sell-through rate…

    First Auction of Artists of the WPA at Swann Establishes Four Records1
  • Auction Industry, Press Release

    Swann to Offer Curated Sale Focused on the Artists of the WPA

    Reginald Marsh, The Waterfront, New York, oil on canvas, 1943. Estimate $10,000 to $15,000. New York— On Thursday, February 4 Swann Galleries will offer the auction: The Artists of the WPA. The multi-departmental sale will feature paintings, prints, photographs, posters, books and related ephemera by artists whose careers were sustained by…

    Swann to Offer Curated Sale Focused on the Artists of the WPA1
  • Auction Preview

    Works on Paper & 3-D

    A Black American sculptor, Richmond Barthé (1901–1989) was closely associated with the Harlem Renaissance and remains well-known for his representation of Black subjects. One of the leading lots in the upcoming Works on Paper & 3-D sale, presented by Black Art Auction, is a bronze sculpture of Senegalese dancer Féral Benga by Barthé. The sculptor completed…

    Betye Saar, b. 1926, Hoo Doo #7, mixed media
  • Auction Result

    New Auction Record for Richmond Barthé at $629k in African-American Fine Art at Swann

    AFRICAN-AMERICAN FINE ARTSale 2535; June 4, 2020Sale total: $3,517,917Estimates for sale as a whole: $2,316,000-$3,427,500We offered 187 lots; 165 sold (88% sell-through rate by lot)All prices include Buyer’s Premium. New York—Swann Galleries’ sale of African-American Fine Art on June 4 was met with much fanfare, despite an online-only format due…

    New Auction Record for Richmond Barthé at $629k in African-American Fine Art at Swann
  • Auction Preview

    African-American Fine Art

    Raised in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi during the early 1900s, Richmond Barthé was among the leading artists of his time. Barthé’s work often bridges the gap between Realism and abstraction. Best known for capturing the allegorical and genre figures of African Americans, Barthé took inspiration from his interest in African…

    ROBERT NEAL (1916 - 1987)
  • Auction Industry

    African-American Fine Art at Auction June 4 with Standout Works from the Last Two Centuries

    New York—Swann Galleries is set to offer a sale of African-American Fine Art on Thursday, June 4 with works spanning from the nineteenth century through the modern era. The sale was postponed due to Covid-19 and will be held live online by the house. As the earliest work in the sale Edward M. Bannister’s serene circa…

    Lot 143-Amos
  • Press Release

    Artist Profile : Norman Lewis From the Margin to the Art Market Center

    Anthony Barboza, Norman Lewis—Painter, silver print, 1976.Sold Dember 13, 2007 for $1,320. Born in Harlem in 1909, Norman Lewis developed as a painter as the New York Modern Art scene grew. He first studied art during the Harlem Renaissance under the sculptor Augusta Savage. Lewis became a painting instructor at the Harlem Community Art…

    Swann Galleries
  • Press Release

    From Abstract Expressionists to Color Field Painters - African-American Fine Art : Fall 2019

    At Auction October 8 Upcoming Highlights Lot 98: Sam Gilliam, Untitled, acrylic, 1974. $25,000 to $35,000. A choice selection of abstract paintings feature in our October 2019 sale of African-American Fine Art, including first-generation abstract expressionist Norman Lewis, alongside artists Sam Gilliam and Kenneth Victor Young of the Washington Color School. Also of note are nature-inspired…

    Swann Galleries