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
"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.
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
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.
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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