Artinfo.com currently has two stories about Tuesday's African-American Fine Art sale at Swann. The first, Swann's African-American Art Auction Soars, calls Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, the sale's top lot, "a striking auction debut" by Malvin Gray Johnson.
The second, an interview with Nigel Freeman, the director of Swann's African-American Fine Art department, discusses "the future of the African-American Art at auction."
When asked his advice to 'first-timers' at auction, Freeman responds: "We tell them that at Swann, because of our track record now and because of the reputation we've had, anyone who's really in the market for obtaining works by these African-American artists is going to be able to find us and these works because of our presence in the market. We've introduced over 100 artists to the auction world and art market in just three years." Read the entire interview here.
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