Paintings & livres d’artiste; and 19th and 20th century prints & drawings at auction at Swann Galleries


NEW YORK, NY.- On Thursday, March 8 Swann Galleries will conduct a two-part auction, beginning with an exceptional collection of prints, drawings, paintings and livres d’artiste by Jean-Émile Laboureur, and followed by more than 600 lots of 19th & 20th Century Prints & Drawings. This sale is the most significant single-owner auction of Laboureur’s work ever offered. There are examples of his Belle Époque depictions of Parisian dance halls and restaurants, his Cubist-inspired landscapes from the 1920s and the engravings and book illustrations he was also well known for. Throughout his prolific career—he created 800 prints over the span of 43 years—Laboureur worked with the likes of Toulouse-Lautrec, poet Guillaume Apollinaire and, his closest friend, the artist Marie Laurencin. He was also