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Swann Auctions Galleries : The Virginia Zabriskie Collection


Swann Auctions Galleries presents The Virginia Zabriskie Collection, featuring a Selection of 20th Century Paintings, Sculpture, Drawings, Prints & Photographs at auction Tuesday, September 21.

Virginia Zabriskie built her personal collection during a pioneering career that spanned more than five decades, marked by audacity and innovation in a field that was seldom encouraging to professional women.

After acquiring her New York gallery in 1954, at the age of 26, Zabriskie inherited a promising roster of young artists, including Pat Adams, Clinton Hill and Lester Johnson, all well-represented in this auction. As a young art student, she had recognized her calling, musing later that, “My ability to interpret and criticize art grew faster than my ability to make it.”

Zabriskie’s diverse program—a reflection of her unique curatorial vision and individual aesthetic—brought photography to the forefront at a time when the medium was still considered vanguard, and encompassed a wide range of work, from early 20th century Dada and Surrealist masters to American photography icons like William Klein and Harry Callahan.


The Virginia Zabriskie Collection

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at 10.30am

Swann Auctions Galleries

104 E 25th St #6

New York, NY 10010

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