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UPDATED: SWANN GALLERIES’ ANNUAL AUCTION OF PRINTED & MANUSCRIPT AFRICAN AMERICANA

ARCHIVE OF NOTED EDUCATOR CHARLES HARRIS WESLEY, FATHER DIVINE BANNER, AND BLACK PATHERS POSTERS AMONG TOP LOTS AT SWANN GALLERIES’ 16TH ANNUAL AUCTION OF PRINTED & MANUSCRIPT AFRICAN AMERICANA
ON MARCH 10
Swann’s Best Sale of this Subject Totaled nearly $1 Million
NEW YORK—On March 10, Swann Galleries conducted their most successful sale of Printed & Manuscript African [...]

The Heidelberg Project

Tyree Guyton Original Artwork up for auction to benefit the Heidelberg Project!
Check it out on eBay.

Whatever, Man from the Faces of God Series
The Heidelberg Project
www.heidelberg.org

SWANN GALLERIES’ FEBRUARY 17 AUCTION OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN FINE ART

CELEBRATES ROMARE BEARDEN CENTENNIAL
Sale Also Features Early Works by African-American Masters and Large Bronze Sculpture of a Standing Nude Woman by Elizabeth Catlett
New York—Swann Galleries’ annual winter auction of African-American Fine Art on February 17 includes a wide array of museum-quality paintings, sculpture, prints and drawings, and mixed-media pieces, including several that are new to the [...]

Swann Auction: Modern Art & Jazz

Update: here are the auction results

At Auction: Thursday,
June 24, 2010 – 2:00 pm
Dear Collector,
June is Jazz month in New York City, and the illustrated catalogue for our June 24th auction Out of the Blue: Modern Art & Jazz is now online. This new themed auction includes both figurative and abstract art influenced by blues, jazz and [...]

Swann Auction Galleries’ February 23rd sale of African-American Fine Art

The catalogue for Swann Auction Galleries’ February 23rd sale of African-American Fine Art is now available online.
• Online Catalogue here
• “3D” Catalogue here (3D catalogue is searchable)
This exciting auction offers 162 lots of 20th Century paintings, sculptures, photographs and works on paper from many notable collections and estates.
Highlights include scarce and important works by Meta [...]

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  • CARLAGIRL PHOTO was founded on 14 February 1999 by Carla Willliams, a photographer, writer, and editor, born, raised and heading back to (yea!) Los Angeles, California.

    It was established with two goals: to be able to make my own work widely available for free, and to make accessible my research about artists of the African Diaspora, especially photographers, and in particular women. As it developed it grew to also include GLBTQ artists.

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      Site visitors will probably notice that I haven’t updated here frequently. I am taking a break from my site(s) for at least the summer. I’ve been working in this field for 25 years and I’m burned out on photography and art, the site(s) are in need of major updates/ revamping/ retooling, social media is exhausting, [...] […]
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