Love Is in the Air at Swann

Much is said and written about the art market, with coverage of auctions often limited to top-selling lots and big names. But, every once in a while a more personal--even romantic--story emerges.
Jessica Miely, 27, Assistant Development Officer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art,
and Mac Joseph, 29, Social Media Marketing Manager at Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group,
visit Swann Galleries' Fine Photographs preview.
Yesterday's auction preview was visited by a young couple shopping for a photograph that would be a wedding gift for each other. Rather than surprising each other with, say, a watch, or a pair of earrings, they saw an opportunity to begin an art collection together. The two agreed on an image that appealed to both of their tastes, and left an order bid for the lot.

The couple previews material with Alex Van Clief of Swann's Photo Department
Of course, when it comes to leaving a bid for an item at auction, there are no guarantees. It's a little bit of a gamble--just like marriage itself. But, we certainly wish them luck, with the photograph and with their wedding this December!