Swann Announces Harold Porcher as Head of Modern & Post-War Art Department

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  • February 28, 2020

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Harold Porcher, Director Modern & Post-War Art

New York—Swann Auction Galleries announces Harold Porcher as Head of a Modern & Post-War Art department, as the house expands its portfolio of fine art offerings.

            Two additional sales of Modern & Post-War Art will be added to Swann’s annual offerings—and will focus on Modernist paintings, drawings and sculpture up to and including works from 1946 through the contemporary period. The high-end sales will include works by the likes of early modernists, such as Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse, through later European modernists Karel Appel and Zao Wou Ki, as well as Americans such as Ilya Bolotowsky, Jimmy Ernst, and Esteban Vicente.

Harold Porcher joins Swann after serving as the Director of Modern and Post-War Art at Doyle, New York, since 2004. Having worked in the fine art world since 1989, Porcher served as the Director of Sid Deutsch Gallery, the Gallery Manager at Snyder Fine Art, and worked as a private dealer with his New York–based gallery, Sage Fine Art. The auction bug bit him in 2002 when he spent two years as a consultant in Chicago for Wright. Porcher has written extensively on modernism and has given talks on art and the art market. He was a founding board member of the Slobodkina Foundation, whose mission is the promotion of the artistic creations of modernist artist and children's book author Esphyr Slobodkina.

The addition of a department dedicated to Modern and Post-War paintings, drawings and sculpture marks a moment of growth for Swann Galleries, building on the momentum of their African-American Fine Art offerings of the last decade, as well as their long track record as the go-to house for works of art on paper. This marks the first new department at Swann since the addition of dedicated Illustration Art sales in 2013.

            Swann Galleries’ first sale of Modern & Post-War Art will be held in the fall of this year, and the house is currently accepting consignments. For more information visit swanngalleries.com or email Harold Porcher: hporcher@swanngalleries.com.


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