Swann Auction Galleries to Sell Matchbooks and Other Imagery Oddities

The conceptual artist Barbara Kruger is known for pairing strong photographic imagery with politically charged slogans that reference mass culture. Her ephemeral works—appearing on shopping bags, CD covers, and even coffee mugs—“are now recognized as collectible objects in their own right,” according to Daile Kaplan, vice president and director of photographs and photo books at Swann Auction Galleries. “They reflect how printmaking techniques can make art available to a broad audience.”

A grouping of 23 Kru…

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