How Swann Galleries Set the Stage for the Modern African American Art Market

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Faith Ringgold’s “Tut and Betty” (1979), is included in Swann’s sale of African American art on December 10, 2020. (All images courtesy of Swann Auction Galleries)In 2006, Nicholas Lowry, president of the small, family-owned auction house Swann Auction Galleries, was approached by Nigel Freeman, then the auction house’s associate director …..

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