Announcing the Modern & Post-War Art Department At Swann

Steve Wheeler, The Halogens II, oil on canvas, circa 1943. Sold for $65,000.

Now Accepting Consignments of Modern & Post-War Art

Join us in welcoming Harold Porcher as our Director of Modern & Post-War Art. Building on our growing portfolio of fine art offerings, Swann will add two sales each year devoted to Modernist paintings and sculpture up to and including works from mid-century through the contemporary period. The high-end, select sales will include works by the likes of early European modernists, such as Salvador Dalí, René Magritte, Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse, through later European modernists Karel Appel and Zao Wou-Ki, as well as American artists including Stuart Davis, Georgia O’Keeffe,  Ilya Bolotowsky, Jimmy Ernst, and Esteban Vicente.

Harold Porcher

Director, Modern & Post-War Art

(212) 254-4710 ext. 67

Harold Porcher comes to Swann after serving as the Director of Modern and Post-War Art at Doyle, New York, since 2006. Having worked in the fine art world since 1989, Porcher served as the Director of Sid Deutsch Gallery, the Gallery Manager at Snyder Fine Art, and worked as a private dealer with his New York–based gallery, Sage Fine Art. The auction bug bit him in 2002 when he spent two years as a consultant in Chicago for Wright. Porcher has written extensively on modernism and has given talks on art and the art market. He was a founding board member of the Slobodkina Foundation, whose mission is the promotion of the artistic creations of modernist artist and children’s book author Esphyr Slobodkina.

Suzy Frelinghuysen, Act Three, oil and collage on board, 1942. Sold for $40,000.

Building Momentum

The addition of a department dedicated to Modern and Post-War paintings and sculpture marks a moment of growth, building on the momentum of our African-American Fine Art offerings of the last decade, as well as our long track record as a premier auction house for works of art on paper, including Old Master through Modern Prints; 19th & 20th Century Prints & Drawings; and Contemporary Art. This marks the first new department at Swann since the addition of dedicated Illustration Art sales in 2013.

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Alfonso Ossorio, Untitled (Sidrach, Misach and Abednego), mixed-media on panel, 1962. Sold for $125,000.
Leon Golub, Combat (I), oil on canvas, 1968. Sold for $60,000.

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