Issue #56  5/2/2003
Swann Schedules Mid-May Auction

Swann has moved its spring date from the normal go-with-the-crowd April slot to a new May 15th date, which will combine the Photographic Literature and Photographs sales.

The preview times are now Saturday, May 10, 10-4, and Monday, May 12 through Wednesday, May 14, 10-6. There is a special "Gallery Walk:" on Saturday, May 10 at 3 pm.

Featured photographic literature includes Margaret Bourke-White's Twelve Soviet Photo-Prints, portfolio containing 11 (of 12) photogravure plates after photographs by Bourke-White, 1934; and Photo-Secession: A Collection of American Pictorial Photographs, New York, 1904, illustrated with seven photogravures after photographs by Steichen, White, Kasebier, Stieglitz, Coburn, Adamson and Keiley, signed and inscribed to noted art critic Charles H. Caffin by Stieglitz, who was a respected friend of his.

Among noteworthy photographs are Julia Margaret Cameron's Ahasuerus and Queen Esther, albumen print, 1868; Charles Sheeler's Americana, silver print after the painting of the same title, 1931; and Ralph Eugene Meatyard's Boy with glass shard, silver print, circa 1962, from the collection of the late photographer Roger Mertin, who acquired it directly from Madelyn O. Meatyard shortly after Meatyard's death.

For general information on Swann's photography auctions, go to: http://www.swanngalleries.com/photo_graphs.cgi .

For more details on these two sales contact either Daile Kaplan, Director, at 212-254-4710, ext. 21, email: dkaplan@swanngalleries.com or Lucy von Brachel at 212-254-4710, ext. 29, email: lvonbrachel@swanngalleries.com