Actions We’re Taking Regarding COVID-19

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A Note From Swann Galleries President Nicholas D. Lowry

Dear members of the extended Swann family:

In response to the public health threat posed by COVID-19, Swann Galleries has made the decision to postpone our upcoming auctions while this rapidly-developing situation evolves. We are eager to reset our sale schedule as soon as possible, and are currently exploring several exciting options, including remotely run live sales and online-only timed auctions. You will be the first to know as we make decisions in this regard and set new dates for the sales.

Throughout this period, while our physical premises are closed to the public, Swann remains open for business. Swann’s specialists are working remotely, checking their voicemail, and are available via email should you have any questions, or desire to talk about material to be offered in the future. Most essential contacts at Swann are available here on our website, or you can send a general inquiry to

We encourage you to stay up-to-date with all we are doing via our website and social media channels. During this time we will be increasing the frequency of our Semimonthly Newsletter to be a weekly newsletter with stories from our specialists and in-depth looks at some of our favorite lots. You can also follow us on Instagram for occasional updates from our specialists.

In the interim, our Printed & Manuscript African Americana and African-American Fine Art catalogues will remain online for you to peruse.

I’d like to thank you, all of our clients, consignors and buyers, collectors, dealers and institutions, decorators, curators and the curious for your understanding, flexibility and fortitude during this time.



Nicholas D. Lowry
President & Principal Auctioneer


Stay in Touch

As things rapidly change regarding COVID-19, we at Swann are following all protocols put in place by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), and the city and state governments of New York.

At this time, our exhibition and auction location at 104 East 25th Street is closed. No auctions or exhibitions have been cancelled, but they have been postponed. If anything changes, we’ll be posting updates here, on social media (FB / TW / IG), and on our home page.

Last Update: March 18, 2020

March 13, 2020
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