Alaina McEachin has been working in the African-American Fine Art department at Swann Auction Galleries for a little over a year. She received a BA (magna cum laude) from Howard University in Art History, with a concentration in American Modern and Contemporary Art and further emphasis in African-American Art. While an undergrad, Alaina minored in German and took classes at Corcoran College of Art & Design as well as Vanderbilt University through a domestic exchange program. In the summer of 2012, Alaina served as Director’s Fellow at the Cleveland Museum of Art, where she created interpretive materials in conjunction with the exhibition William H. Johnson: An American Modern. Just prior to joining Swann, Alaina served as an interpretive guide at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Smithsonian Institution’s museum of Modern and Contemporary Art. In her spare time, Alaina enjoys reading, visiting museums and trying out new restaurants.
Like anything else you invest your money in, you need to do your research before acquiring works of art. Below, I will put key things to consider before you make a purchase.
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As we are now into the second half of 2015, many think that the best museum galas and benefit parties of the year have come and gone. While I can agree that some great galas have passed such as the Gordon Parks Foundation Awards Gala and the Guggenheim’s Young Collector’s Party, as the fall approaches there are certainly more to come. Below, you w...Read More
You have decided you would like to sell a piece of artwork you own at auction but you have no idea how to begin the process. The process is actually fairly simple and it should only take you a couple of days to compile all the necessary information to decide if selling at auction is right for you.
Step 1: Gather all known information about the piec...Read More
While buying at auction can be one of the most exciting and cost effective ways of purchasing art, because it does not come with the familiarity of buying at a gallery, most are often intimidated when doing so. With the tips you find below, you will be able to attend, and successfully buy at your first auction with ease.
Tip #1: Know the lot numbers of...Read More
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