7 Press Releases

Tag: Richmond Barthé

  • Auction Industry

    Swann Galleries Presents Second Annual Auction of LGBTQ+ History and Culture

    August Auction to Benefit NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project Following the success of their inaugural Pride Sale in June of 2019, Swann Galleries will offer the upcoming LGBTQ+ Art, Material Culture, & History auction on August 13th, 2020. Nearly 300 lots will be presented, including key pieces from Robert Mapplethorpe,…

    Swann Galleries Presents Second Annual Auction of LGBTQ+ History and Culture3
  • Auction Result

    A Full Month of Fine Art Sales at Swann Shows Strength

    Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat, silver print, 1985, printed 1997. Sold June 11, 2020, in Fine Photographs for $27,500. New York—Swann Galleries offered four sales of Fine Art this June, each one proving audiences are undeterred by the remote bidding format due to social distancing guidelines. Feral Benga, cast bronze,…

    A Full Month of Fine Art Sales at Swann Shows Strength
  • 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

    African-American Art from the Johnson Publishing Company

    We welcome a new decade with 100 fine artworks from the collection of the Johnson Publishing Company, a great institution of American publishing and an icon of African-American culture. The sale will feature paintings, sculpture and works on paper from diverse periods, with 75 artists featured, from Henry Ossawa Tanner…

    African-American Art from the Johnson Publishing Company