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Historic Pride Sale at Swann Brings Market Premiers and Auction Records

The Pride Sale at Swann Galleries on Thursday, June 20 offered a curated selection of LGBTQ+ art, photography, literature, autographs and ephemera from the past 200 years, with many first-time…

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Featured Exhibit

India in the 19th-Century

By Matt Damsker

Few subjects proved as fertile for the seminal photography of the 19th century as the architectural grandeur and exotic atmospheres of the Indian subcontinent. In the mid-1850s…

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Collecting Resources

The Insider's Guide to Buying Photographs

Besides historical and aesthetic considerations, most photography collectors ultimately will face the real economic issue of both buying and selling images.

Few of us merely inherit a collection and then pass…

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