Swann Galleries – THE ERIC C. CAREN COLLECTION: HOW HISTORY UNFOLDS ON PAPER, PART ISeptember 9th, 2011 by admin
On September 15th Swann will hold the first of three planned auctions offering historic material from the personal collection of Eric C. Caren, under the title “How History Unfolds on Paper.” This first sale crosses the boundaries of Swann’s regularly scheduled auctions. Although most of it could be described as Americana, dozens of lots are in the realm of English history, with a few from continental Europe, Australia, and Japan. The formats go well beyond our usual books and manuscripts, including newspapers, posters, broadsides, photographs, and maps. The chronological scope is broad, with a few 16th-century items, and lots covering every decade from the 1640s through the 1970s. Caren has been a tireless collector of paper Americana since early childhood, and is probably best known through his company RetroGraphics Publishing. These sales represent just a small portion of his large and ever-growing collection.