Swann Galleries’s LGBTQ+ Art, Material Culture & History sale is at public sale on Thursday, August 18. In its fourth iteration and getting into the fifth yr, the sale continues to highlight artists, creatives, and activists from the group.

Ephemera celebrating LGBTQ+ life and historical past, in addition to materials from the early years of the homosexual liberation motion in america by means of the present period, characteristic numerous zines and pamphlets; a 1971 guide to the gay bar scene throughout North America; a uncommon placard studying “Homosexuals are American Citizens Also” from the 1969 Annual Reminder day in Philadelphia; a vernacular {photograph} circa the early Nineteen Fifties of two males at the Night Owl Bar; in addition to posters selling Pride and Gay Liberation, RuPaul drag exhibits, and AIDS awareness.

Among the many wonderful artwork on supply are unique works and prints by Tom of Finland, together with Portrait of Eric (1985) — which involves public sale accompanied by two autograph letters signed by Finland — and Keith Haring prints. Artists related to or influenced by Tom of Finland embody Sadao Hasegawa, George Quaintance, Rex, and Etienne. Additionally accessible is a recent work by Andrew Lamar Hopkins; a run of oil works by Hugh Steers; and a piece of images that features vital prints by Peter Hujar, Nan Goldin, JEB, Robert Mapplethorpe, and Patricia Coffie.

Literature highlights embody Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray (1891) — certainly one of 250 unique copies signed by the writer and re-bound in trendy full pink Morocco by Robert Wu in 2019 — and an 1893 autograph letter signed by the writer providing a pal’s daughter a minor position in Girl Windermere’s Fan. Additionally accessible are a choice of homosexual and lesbian pulp fiction novels from the Nineteen Fifties and Nineteen Sixties, in addition to titles by Radclyffe Hall, Magnus Hirschfeld, and Tennessee Williams amongst others.

Go to swanngalleries.com to be taught extra about Swann Galleries’s public sale on August 18, 2022.

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