Here at Swann we’re always thrilled to host talks and events that add an air of fun and education to the auction world, and our specialists offer their expertise to discussions with many other organizations as well. Check out the list below for a complete view of events at Swann as well as outside events our specialists are participating in for September and October.
September 30, 2015– Mess: One Man’s Struggle to Clean Up His House and His Act–A Conversation & Reading with Author Barry Yourgrau and Swann President Nicholas D. Lowry.
Mess details the power of objects and Yourgrau’s journey to declutter his life and demystify the line between avid collecting and obsessive hoarding.
At Swann Auction Galleries from 6 pm-8pm. Space is limited, please RSVP.
September 30, 2015 – Lost, Found, and Stewarded: Collecting Stories of African American Civil War Soldiers–with New York Times columnist Eve Kahn, author Zoe Trodd, author Ron Coddington, Swann Auction Galleries African Americana Specialist Wyatt H. Day, Michéle Gates Moresi of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, and BHS Director of Public History Julie Golia, PhD.
October 4, 2015 –Ladislav Sutnar: Visual Design in Action–The editors of the facsimile, Steven Heller and Reto Caduff, will be joined by Swann Auction Galleries President Nicholas D. Lowry to discuss Sutnar’s Czech work and the renowned American painter Philip Pearlstein to recall what it was like to work as Sutnar’s assistant in New York during the 1950s.
At the Katie Murphy Amphitheater at the Fashion Institute of Technology, 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm. Free and open to the public, however space is limited. You may reserve a seat for $10 via Eventbrite.
This trio of longtime collectors will talk about their unusual collections of photographs and their individual and unique sensibilities. Why, what and how do they collect? With collector, curator, consultant and professor W.M. Hunt, Swann Vice President and Director of our Photographs & Photobooks Department Daile Kaplan and Josh Sapan, CEO of Rainbow Media and board of trustees member at the New School, People for the American Way, and Museum of the Moving Image.
October 14, 2015-The 36th Annual W. Eugene Smith Grants and Awards Presentation Ceremony
The W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund is presented annually to photographers whose work is judged by a panel of experts to be in the best tradition of the compassionate dedication exhibited by W. Eugene Smith during his 45-year photojournalism career. The grant enables recipients to undertake and complete worthy photojournalistic projects.
Swann Vice President and Director of our Photographs & Photobooks Department Daile Kaplan will give a short presentation about W. Eugene Smith’s photography.
At the SVA Theater, 7 pm, doors at 6:15 pm. Admission is free but space is limited. Reserve your ticket through Eventbrite.