Swann Galleries: Printed and Manuscript African Americana, 2562, New York

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Auction Report
Auction Date
03/25/2021 - 03/25/2021
Page Size: 356 items in 15 pages

Lot NumberAuthor NameBook TitlePlace PrintedYear PublishedEstimateActual Price
51French Johnson, artist.

Folk art drawings done by a Virginia farm hand.

Rosendale Plantation, VA1881USD 500.00 - 750.00USD 688.00
52Loïs Mailou Jones.

Original portrait of activist Sue Bailey Thurman, done for the 1942 "Twelve American Women" calendar.

Np, [1941]USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00USD 8,750.00
53

Loïs Mailou Jones, artist. Calendar: Twelve American Women, 1942.

Np, [1941]USD 800.00 - 1,200.00USD 3,750.00
54

Group of 14 photographs of early Jacob Lawrence paintings, most of them now lost, and some unrecorded.

New York and Washington1944USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00USD 3,250.00
55Jacob Lawrence.

File of his correspondence with the printers of his John Brown series.

Vp1974-78USD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00USD 875.00
56Jacob Lawrence.

Olympische Spiele München 1972.

[Munich, Germany?] 1972USD 1,500.00 - 2,500.00USD 6,760.00
57Manet Harrison Fowler.

Portrait of a young woman.

Np, circa 1940sUSD 600.00 - 900.00USD 1,063.00
58

Archive of sketches, correspondence, and other papers of Masood Ali Wilbert Warren.

Vp1940-89 and undated (bulk 1960-1986)USD 8,000.00 - 12,000.00USD 7,500.00
59

Folder of publicity materials on Black artists compiled by a California art critic.

Vp1968-70 and undatedUSD 500.00 - 750.00USD 1,000.00
60Earl L. Scarborough; artist.

Black is Beautiful.

Oakland, CA 1968USD 300.00 - 400.00USD 219.00
61

AfriCOBRA 1: Ten in Search of a Nation.

Chicago 1970USD 1,500.00 - 2,500.00USD 6,000.00
62Charles White.

Reproduction of his "Love Letter 1" on a card calling for the release of Angela Davis.

San Francisco, CA1971USD 600.00 - 900.00USD 650.00
63

8th Annual Lawndale Art Fair.

[Chicago][1971]USD 400.00 - 600.00USD 594.00
64José V. Johnson, artist.

Black is Beautiful.

[Sausalito, CA circa 1971-73USD 400.00 - 600.00USD 650.00
65Dana C. Chandler. Jr.

Genocide Series No. 1: Noddin' Our Liberation Away!

Boston, circa 1970sUSD 600.00 - 900.00USD 3,750.00
66Raul Cabello, printer.

Poster featuring a work by his colleague Elizabeth Catlett.

Mexico City1978USD 800.00 - 1,200.00USD 2,125.00
67Romare Bearden.

Respect Human Dignity: Toby Moffett for Senate.

Np, [1982]USD 1,500.00 - 2,500.00Not Sold
68BENJAMIN BANNEKER.

Banneker's Almanack, and Ephemeris for the Year of our Lord, 1793.

Philadelphia [1792]USD 12,000.00 - 18,000.00USD 42,500.00
69

The Walker 1949 Almanac: A Personal Guide to Health, Wealth and Romance.

[Indianapolis, IN1948USD 500.00 - 750.00USD 3,250.00
70

Printed portrait and small catalog for Madame Mamie Hightower's Golden Brown Beauty Preparations.

[Memphis, TN?], circa 1920sUSD 500.00 - 750.00USD 2,000.00
71

Catalog for the Amanda-L Co., a Black-owned hair and beautician's supply company.

Chicago, circa 1944USD 500.00 - 750.00USD 3,000.00
72

Naturally '63 Portfolio (a program issued by the Grandassa Models).

[New York?] [1963]USD 500.00 - 750.00USD 2,250.00
73

Group of beautician and pageant programs.

Vp1955-65USD 400.00 - 600.00USD 2,000.00
74Julius Lester, compiler.

Our Folk Tales: High John the Conqueror and Other Afro-American Tales.

[Lowndes County, AL?]circa 1967USD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00USD 3,000.00
75

A young man raises funds for the Black Panthers, a month before Newton and Seale launched their group.

Berkeley, CA1966-09-23USD 700.00 - 1,000.00USD 531.00
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries, May 12:</b> <i>Westvaco–Inspirations for Printers,</i> 3 volumes, 1938-61. $200 to $300.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, May 12:</b> Proef van Letteren, <i>Welk gegooten worden in de Nieuwe Haerlemsche Lettergietery,</i> 1768. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, May 12:</b> Paul Klee, <i>Bauhaus Ausstellung Juli – Sept.,</i> Weimar, 1923. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, May 12:</b> Michel Seuphor & Jozef Peeters, <i>Het Overzicht Nos.</i> 22-23-24, Antwerp, 1922. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, May 12:</b> Wolfrum & Co., <i>Modern Graphik, Serie I…,</i> complete portfolio, 1909. $1,200 to $1,800.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, May 12:</b> <i>Gravure et Fonderie deC. Derriey: Specimen-Album,</i> Paris, 1862. $5,000 to $7,500.
  • <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Travel, Atlases, Maps<br>and Natural History<br>Online Auction<br>27 April – 13 May 2021</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 27 Apr. to 13 May:</b><br>Daniel Giraud Elliot. <i>A Monograph of the Phasianidae, or Family of the Pheasants,</i> 1870-1872, coloured plates. £40,000 to £60,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 27 Apr. to 13 May:</b><br>Georg Braun und Franz Hogenberg. <i>Civitates orbis terrarum.</i> Cologne, 1597-c.1606, 5 volumes, hand-coloured, calf. £140,000 to £200,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 27 Apr. to 13 May:</b> Qianren Huang. "Blue Map" of China. [Daoguang, 19th century]. £60,000 to £80,000.
    <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Travel, Atlases, Maps<br>and Natural History<br>Online Auction<br>27 April – 13 May 2021</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 27 Apr. to 13 May:</b> Abraham Ortelius. <i>Theatrum orbis terrarum,</i> 1595. £40,000 to £60,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 27 Apr. to 13 May:</b> Maxime Du Camp. <i>Egypte, Nubie, Palestine et Syrie. Dessins Photographiques.</i> Paris, 1852. £100,000 to £150,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 27 Apr. to 13 May:</b><br>China, Canton School. A superb album of 141 watercolours, c.1800. £70,000 to £100,000.
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