Swann Auction Galleries

Thursday, June 2nd, 2022

Focus on Women
Sale #2607

Swann’s second annual Focus on Women sale, as its name suggests, is an opportunity to emphasize women’s experiences and contributions to literature, science, art, politics, and thought. With published and manuscript material from the hand-press period, through the work of living artists, bidders will have a chance to bid on photographs, prints, books, and more material, while remembering women’s stories through time.

Celebrating Black Women:

This year’s Focus On Women sale contains the work of a number of significant Black women. Beginning with a rare Phillis Wheatley poem, and continuing into the nineteenth century, with Sojourner Truth’s autobiography. The sale also includes many literary prize winners and first editions from the twentieth century.

We are pleased to offer Georgia Johnson’s Bronze, Nella Larsen’s Passing, Gwendolyn Brooks’s A Street in Bronzeville, and a number of first editions by Toni Morrison and Alice Walker. Black activists and artists are also represented, including material related to Angela Davis, Rosa Parks, and Josephine Baker.


May 30th 12pm - 5pm
May 31st 12pm - 5pm
Jun 1st 12pm - 5pm

Swann Auction Galleries
104 East 25th Street

New York, NY 

40.741228063679, -73.9849572

Swann Auction Galleries