Artists of the WPA: Consign Now for February 2021

Seeking Paintings, Prints, Photographs, Posters, Books & Related Ephemera

Submit Material by December 7

   
Women Work for Victory / WPA, designer unknown, 1942. Sold June 2020 for $2,340.
 

A curated auction presenting WPA-era artwork, photographs, and related material. The New Deal and its related agencies represented an unprecedented investment in art and artists, setting the scene for the twentieth century’s art movements, and establishing the careers of diverse creatives, including women, Black artists, photographers, and muralists.


   
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Jack Levine, Man Standing in a Store Doorway, oil on panel. $2,000 to $3,000. Upcoming at auction in February 2021.
   

Lead Specialist

Harold Porcher

Director, Modern & Post-War Art

hporcher@swanngalleries.com

(212) 254-4710 ext. 67


   

Related Readings:

WPA Posters: Favorites from a Vintage Posters Specialist

Beyond Migrant Mother: Five FSA Photographers to Know

The Social Document: Dorothea Lange’s ‘Migrant Mother’


   
Berenice Abbott, Manhattan Bridge, silver print, 1936. $4,000 to $6,000. Upcoming at auction in February 2021.