Forthcoming in August 2020: LGBTQ+ Art, Material Culture & History

Christopher Street Gay Liberation Day, 1971. Upcoming at auction.

Remembering & Creating History

Swann Galleries’ inaugural Pride Sale in June 2019 was met with a full house and eager international bidding that set auction records were set for material by Donna Gottschalk, Peter Hujar, Harvey Milk, JEB, David Wojnarowicz, Walt Whitman and others. We are delighted to offer another auction dedicated to the material culture of the LGBTQ+ community.

Announcing a Portion of Proceeds to Benefit NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project

Given these historic events and the rich local history of our hometown, we are extremely happy to announce the beneficiary of this year’s sale. A portion of the proceeds from participating consignments will be donated to the NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project, a pioneering cultural heritage initiative and educational resource that documents historic sites connected to the LGBTQ+ community throughout New York City.

Oscar Wilde, autograph quotation signed, “The secret of life is in Art.” Upcoming at auction.

Harvey Milk, two autograph letters signed to Pat Mormon on gay life during Milk’s service in the U.S. Navy, 1954. Upcoming at auction.
David Wojnarowicz and Paul Marcus, The Boat, maquette for Lazaretto, mixed media, 1990. Upcoming at auction.
Tom of Finland, Fucker, graphite drawing, signed. Upcoming at auction.
Andy Warhol, Gilbert and George, two Polaroids. Upcoming at auction.
George Platt Lynes, Francisco Moncion, silver print, 1951. Upcoming at auction.


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