Swann announces new specialists for illustration art & LGBTQ+ art, material culture & history departments
The First Art Newspaper on the Net    Established in 1996 Thursday, July 25, 2024


Swann announces new specialists for illustration art & LGBTQ+ art, material culture & history departments
Skye Lacerte served as Curator of the Dowd Illustration Research Archive (DIRA) at Washington University in St. Louis where she worked with original materials by some of the nineteenth and twentieth century’s most well-known illustrators and graphic artists.



NEW YORK, NY.- The start of the fall 2023 season at Swann Galleries brings two new specialists for the house: Corey Serrant joins Swann as the associate director of LGBTQ+ Art, Material Culture & History, as well as serving as a specialist for the African American Art department; and Skye Lacerte has stepped into the role of specialist for the Illustration Art department.

Swann continues to be an industry leader in both fields, with a recent offering of illustration art in June achieving record results: a group of designs by Charles Schultz for his Peanuts bridge sold for $50,000, and a harvest-themed cover image for the Saturday Evening Post by John Carleton Atherton brought $68,750, an auction record for the artist. The hiring of Corey Serrant into a leadership position for LGBTQ+ material signals the house’s dedication to the category. The house is holding its fifth annual LGTBQ+ auction on Thursday, August 17, with iconic works by Hugh Steers, Keith Haring, Tom of Finland and more.

Serrant has worked for Salon 94 and Eric Firestone Gallery, most recently as Associate Director, where he focused on gallery sales and liaising with artist estates. He has participated in lectures at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art, the Appraisers Association of America, and the LGBT Historic Sites Project.

As the Associate Director of the LGBTQ+ department, Serrant works with consignors, institutions, and collectors throughout the auction process to develop the burgeoning market for fine art and material culture of Queer Diasporas. He previously worked at Swann as an administrator and cataloguer in the African American Art department.

Skye Lacerte served as Curator of the Dowd Illustration Research Archive (DIRA) at Washington University in St. Louis where she worked with original materials by some of the nineteenth and twentieth century’s most well-known illustrators and graphic artists. She was instrumental in growing the holdings in size, reputation, and impact, leading the acquisition of high-profile collections including Seymour Chwast, Archie Comics, and the Walt Reed Illustration Archive.

Lacerte also served as core faculty in Washington University’s Illustration and Visual Culture MFA program, a unique degree that incorporates special collections practice and materials into the curriculum. She also has curated and developed many successful exhibitions exploring the history, significance, and influence of illustration.










Today's News

August 11, 2023

Man is wounded in knife attack outside British Museum in London

Pinacoteca de São Paulo presents largest ever retrospective exhibition on Marta Minujín in Brazil

Fred Wilson's monumental chandelier installed at the Redwood Library & Athenaeum

The Phillips Collection announces recent acquisitions that enrich photography holdings and diversity collection

Quarto Group to launch two new books 'Artists at Home' and 'Artists' Letters' this fall

'John Torreano: Dots, Gems, Stars, 1969 - 2023' extended through August 20th at The Drawing Room

August Americana sales at Bonhams Skinner to feature four different departments

Cranbrook Academy of Art announces two new dean appointments

Robbie Robertson, 80, dies; Canadian songwriter captured American spirit

Jaq Grantford awarded Archibald Prize 2023 ANZ People's Choice award for portrait of Noni Hazlehurst

Last chance to see Van Gogh's Cypresses, closing at The Met on August 27

Works from Addison Gilbert Hospital's collection come to CAM Green for Gloucester 400th celebration

Dominique Fung's "A Tale of Ancestral Memories" now on display at Rockefeller Center

Hunna Art is now representing Reem R

Swann announces new specialists for illustration art & LGBTQ+ art, material culture & history departments

Bellingham artist Leilani Norman recognized with Originality Award at Anacortes Arts Festival

Rodriguez, singer whose career was resurrected, dies at 81

Despite tensions, Salzburg remains a crammed summer stage

Alice K. Ladas, author of landmark book on female sexuality, dies at 102

In 'Operation Mincemeat,' the theater of war is a comedy

Mostly Mozart's repertoire broadens with its audience

A poet captures the terror of life in an authoritarian state

The devastated town of Lahaina is a trove of history

Cleaning business success guide

A Paradise for Property Enthusiasts

Why Flower Delivery Service is Convenient for You?

Fostering Entrepreneurial Success: The Intersection of Self-Discipline and Effective Communication

How to Convert YouTube Videos to MP4: A Comprehensive Guide

Discover the Charm of Tiny Homes: Look Here for Innovative Ideas

Unveiling The Finest Slot88 Gacor Hockey Online Slot Gambling Sites

Engage Yourself On An Exciting Adventure With Slots88 Online Slots

Strategy as a Canvas: Ethical Online Poker Sites and the Delicate Balance of Skillful Play




Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 



Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
(1941 - 2019)
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez
Writer: Ofelia Zurbia Betancourt

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org juncodelavega.com facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful