On Site: Photo LA

In Art Fair, Black and White Photography, Books, Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on January 17, 2010 at 10:43 am

Robert Doisneau – The Halstead Gallery

Last day for the Photo LA fair. Yesterday was a high traffic day compared to Friday.  Some comments from the gallerists on the fair heard Saturday:

Its been good for us for us today

Smaller number of exhibits this year

Some surprise sales for specific artists

Lots of students; need more collectors

We’ll be back next year

The exhibiting gallery retail prices this year cluster heavily in 3 ranges:

$1000 – 3000

$5000 – 7000

$15,000 – 20,000

Certainly there were exceptions to this “display” pricing and negotiated prices were talked about but they were not a fixture in most dialog we heard yesterday.

Most gallerists were positive in their comments on the fair but the hesitation in some of their observations left the impression we are still seeing a soft market.

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