Past Auctions

Aug 13, 2020

LGBTQ+ Art, Material Culture & History

Jun 11, 2020

Fine Photographs

Feb 25, 2020

Classic & Contemporary Photographs

Oct 17, 2019

Classic & Contemporary Photographs

Apr 18, 2019

Classic & Contemporary Photographs

Feb 21, 2019

Photographs: Art & Visual Culture

Oct 18, 2018

Artists & Amateurs: Photographs & Photobooks

Apr 19, 2018

The Knowing Eye: Photographs & Photobooks

An array of fine and vernacular photographs includes a rare daguerreotype portrait by Gustave Le Gray, alongside important works by Ansel Adams, Walker Evans and Alfred Eisenstaedt.

Feb 15, 2018

Icons & Images: Photographs & Photobooks

Oct 19, 2017

Art & Storytelling: Photographs & Photobooks

Vernacular and fine art photographs span the lifetime of the medium in this sale, with highlights by Arbus, Ernst, Hujar and Muybridge.

Apr 20, 2017

Images & Objects: Photographs & Photobooks

Important twentieth-century photographs span Edward S. Curtis to Robert Frank, alongside a premier selection of photobooks and vernacular images.

Feb 14, 2017

Icons & Images: Photographs & Photobooks

This sale boasts photographs from the early days of the medium to NASA missions. Contemporary works by Nan Goldin, Daido Moriyama and Hiroshi Sugimoto are highlights.

Oct 25, 2016

Art & Storytelling: Photographs & Photobooks

Spanning nearly two centuries of the medium with a focus on narrative, this sale includes highlights by Julia Margaret Cameron, Tracey Moffat and Alfred Stieglitz. Learn more.

Apr 19, 2016

Images & Objects: Photographs & Photobooks

Featuring works by Ormond Gigli, Alfred Stieglitz, Man Ray, Wilson A. Bentley and more. Further information here.

Feb 25, 2016

Art & Storytelling: Photographs & Photobooks

This auction highlights photography as a storytelling medium, including works by Ansel Adams, Peter Beard, Dorothea Lange and Sally Mann, among others. More information here.

Oct 15, 2015

Icons & Images: Fine & Vernacular Photographs

This sale reflects the broad range of materials one can expect to discover at Swann’s Photographs auctions. More info about the photographs in this sale can be found here.          

May 21, 2015

Images & Objects: Fine & Vernacular Photographs

Offers vintage and modern prints including fine art, documentary and vernacular photography. Featured is Edward S. Curtis's 20 illustrated text volumes of The North American Indian.

Feb 19, 2015

Fine Photographs

Offers a range of 20th-century vintage, classical and contemporary photographs. Highlights include works by Ansel Adams and Lewis W. Hine and a selection of rare circus photographs by Edward J. Kelty. 

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