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Press Release: The AIPAD Photography Show Miami Reports Strong Sales and Attendance, Upbeat Reviews. First Time AIPAD Miami Show Considered a Stunning Success by Collectors and Media

Posted By Administration, Thursday, January 24, 2008
Updated: Monday, January 13, 2014
DATE: January 24, 2008

The AIPAD Photography Show Miami closed on Sunday, December 9 to strong sales and attendance and glowing reviews. Presented by the Association of International Photography Art Dealers for the first time in Miami, the Show offered museum quality contemporary and modern work from 43 of the world's leading photography art galleries. The AIPAD Photography Show Miami, which ran from December 5 – 9, was held in a tented venue at NW 31st Street and North Miami Avenue in the Wynwood Art District. Nearly 8,000 top collectors, curators, artists, media and museum groups attended.

The Invitational Preview on Tuesday evening, December 4, drew numerous luminaries and notables from the world of art, finance, real estate, fashion and entertainment. Celebrity attendance at The AIPAD Photography Show Miami included Calvin Klein, Kelly Klein, actor and singer Mandy Moore, writer Jay McInerney and legendary musician Lou Reed whose photographs were on view at Steven Kasher Gallery, New York. Prominent collectors and artists in attendance included Martin Margolis, Elliott Erwitt, Jerry Uelsmann and Maggie Taylor, Arthur Tress, Donald Staton and Philippe Garner. Curators from major museums across the country and internationally were well represented.

"It was a resounding success and we are already making plans for next year's show," noted Robert Klein, President, AIPAD, and President, Robert Klein Gallery, Boston. "As The New York Times "T" Magazine reported, The AIPAD Photography Show is "A must for top specialists."

The AIPAD Photography Show Miami was memorable for strong works by top contemporary artists including Mike and Doug Starn, Edward Burtynsky, Chuck Close, Richard Prince, Jen Davis, Patrick Demarchelier, Lisa Holden, Mona Kuhn, David Lachapelle, Alex S. MacLean, Richard Pare, Luis Gonzalez Palma, Richard Prince, Neal Slavin, Bruce Weber, William Wegman, Joel-Peter Witkin and many more. In addition, work from important 20th century artists included Diane Arbus, Eugene Atget, Lillian Bassman, Imogen Cunningham, Robert Doisneau, Franti_ek Drtikol, Walker Evans, Robert Frank, Horst, André Kertész, Robert Mapplethorpe, Helmut Newton, Irving Penn, Herb Ritts, Bert Stern, Edward Steichen, Alfred Stieglitz and Edward Weston.

Sales Highlights
Dealers reported strong sales of both contemporary and modern work. Alex Novak at Contemporary Works/Vintage Works, Ltd., Chalfont, PA, said, "It was a excellent show that looked the best of any show in Miami except for Art Basel Miami Beach itself and drew a good group of local national and international collectors and curators." The gallery sold 26 works including six Lisa Holden chromogenic prints, including one for $18,500, a 1928 Edward Steichen silver print for $50,000 and six prints from the 1930s and 40s by Helen Levitt from $9,000 to $18,000 each. Overall sales totaled nearly $400,000.

Barry Singer Gallery, Peteluma, CA, was thrilled by sales of major work by Rrichard Prince and Cindy Sherman to a major industrialist and a Swiss collector. HackelBury Fine Art Limited, London, sold a number of prints priced from $4,000 to $25,000 by Stephen Inggs, Richard Caldicott, and Malick Sidibé, who won a Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale this year.

Michael Shapiro Photographs, San Francisco, reported a "good level of interest from serious collectors" and sold 22 works, among them a W. Eugene Smith gelatin silver print for $110,000 and a Harry Callahan gelatin silver print for $22,000. Silverstein Photographs, New York, had an excellent fair with sales of two prints by Edward Weston in the $50,000 range, nine prints by Randy West of his iconic blades of grass for $5-6,000, and a set of prints of manhole covers by Marvin Newman went for $24,000. In addition, six tiny prints by André Kertész made from 1912 to 1925 were sold for $10,000 each.

Scott Nichols Gallery commented on "the tremendous interest from all over the world" at The AIPAD Photography Show Miami. Wach Gallery sold Ansel Adams's Half Dome, Orchard and Winter, Yosemite National Park, c.1935, for $32,000, two sets of Robert Glenn Ketchum's Choose Joy, 2007, for $24,000 and $28,000, and a set of Berenice Abbott New York images for $32,000. Throckmorton Fine Art, New York, noted it was "a very well presented show" and sold more than a dozen works including Nicholas Murray's 1938 portrait of Frida Kahlo for $8,000.

Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago, said "the show looked terrific" and lost count after selling more than 30 prints by Julie Blackman in the $2,200 to $4,200 range. Robert Klein Gallery, Boston, sold four prints by Arno Rafael Minkkinen from $10,000 to $25,000 among others. The transgender world of the 1970s captured by Jerry Silverthorn was of interest at Photographs Do Not Bend Gallery, Dallas. Eight prints went for $5,000 each.

The AIPAD Photography Show New York
The AIPAD Photography Show New York
will return to the Park Avenue Armory from April 10 through 13, 2008.

AIPAD Background
Founded in 1978, The Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD) represents more than 145 of the world's leading galleries in fine art photography. AIPAD is dedicated to creating and maintaining the highest standards of scholarship and ethical practice in the business of exhibiting, buying and selling photographs as fine art.

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For further press information or visual materials, please contact:
Nicole Straus Public Relations
Nicole Straus, 631/369-2188 (tel), 631/369-3953 (fax), 917/744-1040 (cell),
Margery Newman, 212/475-0252 (tel), 917/608-6306 (cell),

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