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!!