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On Site: The Best of AIPAD 2013

In Art Fair, Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallerist, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on April 10, 2013 at 11:55 am

The Last Goodbye, by Susan Burnstine, courtesy of the artist.

The Last Goodbye, by Susan Burnstine

Found at the Catherine Couturier Gallery exhibit, this print entices the viewer’s attention with its whirlpool of layered mystery.

The print itself is indeed part of the impact and the digital recreation unfortunately does not do it justice.

It was our favorite print of the thousands presented at the AIPAD show.

As noted by Jonathan Curiel:

The undeniable beauty of Burnstine’s black-and-white photos, and their connection to dreams brought on by family tragedy, give them an intensity that is both intellectual and visceral. The acclaimed Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado can have the same effect on people, though his work captures outward scenes while Burnstine’s also conjures an internal world.

"I need the pictures to emulate what I’m seeing in my subconscious," she tells me. "I have a dream or a nightmare; I journal them; then I go out and photograph them. Some of are actual elements [from the dreams]. Some of them are symbols. Some of them are metaphors."

For more on Susan’s work: SF Weekly Arts

On Site: AIPAD, New York City

In Art Fair, Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallerist, Photo Print Collector on April 5, 2013 at 12:02 pm

It is that time of year again and 83 galleries (up from last year) have their photographs on display at the Armory on Park Avenue in NYC. Black and White prints have been somewhat diminished in the recent shows but they are back this year with great diversity.

The “must see” Galleries:

  • Alan Klotz
  • Bruce Silverstein
  • Bryce Wolkowitz
  • Catherine Couturier
  • Catherine Edelman
  • ClampArt (new this year)
  • Contemporary Works/Vintage Works
  • Etherton Gallery
  • FiftyOne Fine Art (new this year)
  • Gallery 339
  • Gitterman Gallery
  • Halstead
  • Howard Greenberg
  • Jackson Fine Art
  • Joseph Bellows
  • L. Parker Stephenson
  • Monroe
  • Nailya Alexander
  • Paul Cava
  • Peter Fetterman
  • Robert Mann
  • Scott Nichols
  • Stephen Bulger
  • Throckmorton Fine Art
  • The Weston Gallery

Tomorrow (Saturday, April 7) are a number of panels covering the Fine Art Photo Market, The LA Scene, Photographers and Critics and a survey session on Color Photography.

Make plans to attend today or tomorrow NOW!

For more information: AIPAD NYC

On Site: At AIPAD Today

In Art Fair, Black and White Photography on April 4, 2013 at 1:50 pm


Several new galleries at the Armory on Park Avenue this year. More  interest than ever in black and white work.  If you haven’t got it on your calendar you should make an effort to attend Friday or Saturday.

More details on the show later.

Notable: Photo l.a. is back, Santa Monica, California

In Art Fair, Exhibits, Gallerist, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on January 4, 2013 at 3:22 pm


2012 Emerging Focus Participant

It is January, so our eye turns to the West Coast and a great line up of photography events and dealer displays at Photo l.a. For the emerging artist there are the “Emerging Focus” portfolio reviews … with time still to sign up.

photo l.a.’s rich and distinguished history has influenced the transforming art/photography landscape of Los Angeles. Many important artists have been introduced to the public at photo l.a. and we are honored to have played a crucial role in the cultural life of Los Angeles.

With over 10,000 visitors, photo l.a. is the best platform for meeting with collectors, curators and artists in Los Angeles. Our outstanding programming series continues to address the most current topics in the converging worlds of art and photography.


For more information: Photo l.a.

Preview: VIP Art Fair, Online

In Art Fair, Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on August 10, 2012 at 1:08 pm

Courtesy Rena Bransten Gallery

We have received a half dozen invites from photo art galleries to the online “VIP Art Fair”, which is actually multiple galleries displaying their images.

Here is an example invite:

Susan Spiritus Gallery has been participating in the VIP online Art Fair and you are invited to join us during the final few days of this online event if you haven’t done so already.

We also invite you to discover hundreds of photographs from the many other galleries who are participating. This is a private space where you can browse, share and collect fine photography, exclusively online.

Check it out and register at: VIP ART FAIR

Notable: AIPAD NY SHOW a great success (according to AIPAD)

In Art Fair, Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on April 9, 2012 at 12:12 pm


Direct from AIPAD communications staff:

New York – Attendance was record-breaking at the 32nd edition of The AIPAD Photography Show New York, which closed on Sunday, April 1, at the Park Avenue Armory. The Show, which is the longest-running exhibition of its kind in the world, reported strong sales across the board and will be remembered by many as the best AIPAD ever. Attendance increased by ten percent to 11,000, up from 10,000 last year, representing the largest crowds ever for the Show.

“We had a spectacular show,” noted Martin Weinstein of Weinstein Gallery, Minneapolis, who sold work by Alec Soth, Robert Mapplethorpe, and Vera Lutter. “It was our best AIPAD,” said Barry Singer, Barry Singer Gallery, Petaluma, CA, who sold 33 photographs, including prints by Ansel Adams and Minor White.
“ The gallery sold prints by Imogen Cunningham for $35,000, as well as photographs by Peter Sekaer and Dorothea Lange.
“Energy is up. People are excited,” noted Yossi Milo Gallery, New York. “We are very happy with sales.” Charles Isaacs Photographs, New York, sold an 1858 albumen print by Gustave Le Gray for $175,000 and an 1865 photograph of the moon by Lewis Rutherford for $30,000.
David Zwirner, New York, presented a solo exhibition of new work by Philip-Lorca diCorcia and sold a number of prints, including several large-scale photographs for $25,000. The Weston Gallery, Inc., Carmel, CA, sold Paul Strand’s Central Park, New York, a platinum print from 1915-1916, for $195,000. A lantern slide of the image is in the Paul Strand Collection at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

“There was a good assortment of visitors ranging from institutions and collectors to new buyers,” noted Monroe Gallery of Photography, Santa Fe, NM, which sold more than 45 photographs, including Stephen Wilkes’s Day to Night, 2011, for $35,000.
“We saw a lot of American curators that don’t make it to Europe since their travel budgets have been slaughtered,” commented Daniel Blau, Munich. Gary Edwards Gallery, Washington, DC, noted the overall impression of AIPAD was “excellent” and sold J. B. Greene’s Algeria, an 1856 calotype, for $40,000.
New exhibitors to AIPAD such as Sasha Wolf of Sasha Wolf Gallery, New York, said the show was “great” and that they “met a lot of fabulous people.” The gallery made more than 20 sales for their artists, including David Nadel and Catherine Wolkoff. Alan Klotz Gallery, New York, found buyers for 17 photographs, including works by Aaron Siskind for $9,000 and Harry Callahan for $12,000. 

Etherton Gallery, Tucson, sold work by Duane Michaels, O. Winston Link, Lee Friedlander, Bruce Davidson, and Harry Callahan, among others. Steven Kasher Gallery, New York, sold a number of photographs by George Platt Lynes for $10,000, as well as work by Weegee, Christopher Thomas, Vivian Maier, and Chip Simone.  Throckmorton Fine Art, New York, sold works by Tina Modotti, in the $50,000 range.


Have a Happy Holiday!!

Notable: AIPAD 2012–Photograph Collectors’ portraits

In Art Fair, Article, Photo Print Collector on April 2, 2012 at 3:50 pm


La Lettre covers photography daily… worldwide. For the AIPAD days, we thought the coverage was great. One article on photograph collector’s thoughts by Stephen Perloff was especially good.

Taking advantage of the opening of the AIPAD photography show yesterday afternoon in New York, La Lettre presents nine New York art collectors with various backgrounds. Stephen Perloff asked the same questions to each one of them and Gilles Decamps was there with his camera. Their answers are often fascinating. You be the judge.

To read the article: La Lettre

On Site: Best of 2012 AIPAD Show, NYC, NY

In Art Fair, Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallerist, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on March 30, 2012 at 1:12 pm

One of the highlights of the season is the AIPAD show at the Armory in New York.

This year there is a great deal to see and do with over 75 photography dealers present.

This show seems more international along with even more vintage prints than contemporary work this year.

Pricing is definitely moving up with $2000 prints a couple of years ago now in the $4000 range.

Rather than give you a tiresome analysis,  may we suggest a few stops on your tour … should you be lucky enough to attend this weekend.

  • Etherton Gallery for Gowin and Callahan prints
  • Gallery 339 for Rita Bernstein and Ion Zupku
  • Throckmorton Fine Art
  • From South America Galeria Vasari
  • Peter Fetterman,Elizabeth Sunday prints
  • Laurence Miller, Ray Metzker composites
  • Scott Nichols Gallery has a lovely Adams “Moonrise” for just $170,000, if that is your taste.
  • Gitterman and Howard Greenberg galleries for their breadth of quality work.

Through April 1 (This Sunday)

For more information: AIPAD Show

On Site: Houston Fotofest

In Art Fair, Art Museum, Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on March 9, 2012 at 4:09 pm


Next week we will be at the bi-annual Fotofest event in Houston and will be reporting back from the many exhibits and portfolio reviews taking place.

FotoFest® created the first international Biennial of Photography and Photo-related Art in the United States. FotoFest®     is an international non-profit photographic arts and education organization based in Houston, Texas.

FotoFest’s purpose is to promote the exchange of art and ideas through international programs and the presentation of photographic art. Our programs work globally and locally, bringing together an international vision of art and cross-cultural exchange with a commitment to community involvement and the enrichment of Houston’s cultural resources.

For dates and more information: Fotofest

Notable: Photo La Exhibition

In Art Fair, Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallerist, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on January 12, 2012 at 12:02 pm



 Anthony Friedkin, Woman by the Pool, Beverly Hills Hotel

Its that time again. Stop by and see top gallery offerings at Photo La:

Photo l.a. returns to the historic Santa Monica Civic Auditorium for its 21st edition January 12 – 16, 2012. Continuing the discourse on photography’s place in the fine arts, photo l.a. provides galleries from around the globe a platform for the exhibition of vintage masterworks and contemporary photography, as well as video and multimedia installations. This exciting juxtaposition creates the unique environment that characterizes photo l.a.

Over the past twenty-one years, photo l.a. has exhibited more than three hundred galleries, private dealers and publishers and has presented more than one hundred and fifty lectures and collecting seminars to the public. Our continued efforts to create a dynamic experience for our patrons has not only increased our loyal fan base, but has attracted over eleven thousand interested collectors, curators and dealers of photography each year.

JANUARY 12 – 16, 2012

For more information: Photo La


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