Event Calendar

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January 30, 2020 Swann Auction Galleries

African-American Art from the Johnson Publishing Company
Sale 2528

Artworks from the Offices of Ebony and Jet Magazines

2pm

Preview Dates:
Sat, Jan 25th 12pm - 5pm
Mon, Jan 27th 10am - 6pm
Tue, Jan 28th 10am - 6pm
Wed, Jan 29th 10am - 6pm
Thu, Jan 30th 10am - 12pm

Swann Auction Galleries
104 East 25th Street

New York, NY

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Auctions Mid-Atlantic
January 31, 2020 - February 1, 2020 San Francisco Antiquarian Book Print & Paper Fair

Featuring: Antiquarian & Rare Books on All Subjects, First Editions, Maps & Exploration, Posters, Childrens Books, Illustrations & Art, Antique & Modern Prints, Vintage Photographs, Gastronomy, Autographs, Postcards, Ephemera, Manuscrips & Typography, Modern Literature, California & The West, Scince Fiction, Artist's Books

Fri 10am - 7pm
Sat 10am - 5pm

Admission $12

South San Francisco Conference Center
255 S. Airport Blvd.

South San Francisco, CA

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Book Fairs West
February 1, 2020 - February 15, 2020 Lifecycles Collections and Collecting

In this three-part lecture series, Collections Advisor Spencer W Stuart will introduce the range of life-cycles that a private collection can follow.

This series focuses on collections of fine art, antiquarian books, vintage photography and rare print materials. Spencer will present a variety of collection case studies, tracking their origins and development, and concluding with their redistribution. An opportunity for questions and discussion will follow.

This series takes place February 1, 8 and 15, 2020.

2pm

Free admission

West Vancouver Art Museum
680 17th Street

West Vancouver, BC CANADA

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Lecture International
February 7, 2020 - February 9, 2020 California International Antiquarian Book Fair

Welcome to the 53rd California International Antiquarian Book Fair in Pasadena California! In 2020, we are excited to feature Women's Suffrage in the United States with special exhibits and panels. We’re also hosting a celebration of the science fiction and fantasy writer Ray Bradbury and continuing our support for the California Young Book Collector's Prize. We look forward to seeing you at our three-day event, which is recognized as one of the largest and most prestigious antiquarian book fairs in the world.

Featuring over 150 booksellers from the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA) and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB), this three-day event is recognized as one of the largest and most prestigious antiquarian book fairs in the world. Visitors have the opportunity to see, learn about, and purchase the finest in rare books, manuscripts, autographs, maps, fine prints, photographs, ephemera, and more.

The artwork used in the promotion of the book fair is reproduced from artist Bertha Boye's beautiful "Votes for Women" poster. On October 10, 1911, California became the sixth state where women could vote equally with men, nine years before the 19th Amendment enfranchised women nationally. Boye's artwork is probably the most popular poster produced during the American suffrage movement. Her design won first place in a contest sponsored by the College Equal Suffrage League in San Francisco, and the image was later reproduced on cards, fliers and publicity stamps. For an entire week in August, stores in San Francisco featured the poster in their windows, often accompanied by decorations in suffrage yellow, which supporters referred to as "the color of success."

Boye's artwork is probably the most popular poster produced during the American suffrage movement. Her design, featuring a draped western suffragist posed against the Golden Gate as the sun sets behind her, won first place in a contest sponsored by the College Equal Suffrage League in San Francisco. The image was later reproduced on cards, fliers and publicity stamps.

Fri, Feb 7th 3pm - 8pm
Sat, Feb 8th 11am - 7pm
Sun, Feb 9th 11am - 5pm

$25: Preview on Friday 7th (includes Saturday and Sunday)
$15: Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th

Students: $5.00 off admission (with current valid ID)
ABAA and ILAB members: Free admission (with membership card)

Pasadena Convention Center
Oakland Marriott City Center
300 E. Green Street

Pasadena, CA

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Book Fairs West
February 8, 2020 - February 9, 2020 Rare Books LA

The Los Angeles Fine Print Fair (LAFPF) , now in its 33rd year, is the longest-running fair focused exclusively on original Fine Art Prints. Visitors can browse works for sale from Dürer to Rauschenberg to exciting young print artists in their prime. Most dealers are members of the International Fine Print Dealers Association (IFPDA) and all are vetted experts in their fields.

The fair will take place at the Pasadena Sheraton, steps away from the ABAA California Int’l Antiquarian Book Fair, held the same weekend at the Pasadena Convention Center. Artworks on offer range from traditional Japanese woodblock prints to Old Master to Impressionist, California and Contemporary art, with a range of prices that will fit every collector’s wallet.

For centuries, many of the world’s greatest artists created original prints, and these works can still be acquired for a fraction of the price of a painting or sculpture. This fine art printing tradition continues today. We are pleased to welcome LA’s own Self-Help Graphics for the first time, with their focus on local Latina/o artists.

As the only fair of its kind in Southern California, LAFPF offers collectors a unique opportunity to view thousands of prints and learn from twelve of the field’s leading experts, all in a relaxed environment. Spend the day in beautiful Pasadena and catch both the Fine Print Fair and the Antiquarian Book Fair.

Sat 10am - 6pm
Sun 10am - 6pm

Sheraton Pasadena Hotel
303 Cordova Street

Pasadena, CA 

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Book Fairs West