Skinner Auction Offers Chuck Stewart Photograph

At the September 7th Skinner Auction (Boston, MA) of American and European Paintings & Prints, Lot 249, a photograph of jazz musician, John Coltrane, is estimated to sell for $800-1,200.

The photograph, John Coltrane, NYC, May 66, is by Chuck Stewart, a noted photographer of jazz musicians in the 1950s-1960s. The signed print, produced in 1995, is edition 8/100, and is unmatted and unframed.

Stewart is the 2009 recipient of the Milt Hinton Award for Excellence in Jazz Photography presented by the Jazz Photographers Association.  Stewart has photographed Louis Armstrong, Ray Charles, Dinah Washington, Sonny Rollins, Miles Davis, Max Roach, Dizzy Gillespie, Charles Mingus, Lionel Hampton, Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald, and Betty Carter, among others.

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Panopticon Auction for Haitian Relief

The Panopticon Gallery in Boston, Massachusetts will be holding a photography silent auction to aid relief services in response to the January 12 earthquake in Haiti.

Panopticon is featuring two works of note to our African Diaspora Photography readers:
*’Mute, 1991′ by Frank Stewart
*’The Two Kings’ by Ernest C. Withers

Ernest C. Withers, The Two Kings, Elvis Presley with B.B. King at WDIA Goodwill Review, December 7, 1957

The gallery posts a “starting bid” and “buy it now” price for each offer. The silent auction is held in conjunction with “Blues for Haiti” a fundraising effort for Partners in Health, an on the ground relief service in Haiti.

Please avail yourself of this silent auction opportunity and the many other worthwhile efforts to generate relief funds for Haiti.