Swann beats estimates in October African-American Art sale; Records set for Elizabeth Catlett, Kenneth Victor Young, Allan Rohan Crite, Sargent Johnson, and William H. Johnson
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Swann African-American Art = $3.68m
The rising market for African-American artists which has become so prominent in recent years at the major auction houses and provided so much of the excitement in London’s sales during Frieze week did start there. It was incubated and grown at Swann Galleries for a decade under the leadership of Nigel Freeman.
Today, Swann held its semi-annual sale focusing more on historical African-American artists than providing a platform for interested buyers to skip the gallery waiting list for artists in high demand like Tschabalala Self.
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