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STEPHEN BULGER ELECTED PRESIDENT OF AIPAD New Officers, Board Members, and Member Galleries Announced

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Updated: Monday, January 13, 2014
DATE: December 23, 2008


The Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD), a non-profit organization comprising the world's leading photography art dealers, has announced that Stephen Bulger, Stephen Bulger Gallery, Toronto, has been elected as AIPAD's next president. His two-year term will begin on January 1, 2009.

"Stephen Bulger has made significant contributions to the photography community for more than 15 years," said Robert Klein, President, Robert Klein Gallery, Boston, and President of AIPAD. "AIPAD is fortunate to have his experience and vision to lead the organization as the fine art photography market faces both new challenges and growth with the increase of collectors from the contemporary art world."

An AIPAD member for 10 years, Stephen Bulger served on the Board beginning in 2001 and became First Vice President in 2003. He opened Stephen Bulger Gallery, Toronto, in 1995, and offers an active exhibition schedule of 19th century, 20th century and contemporary international photographers. He has published numerous catalogues and books, and has curated over 120 exhibitions. Mr. Bulger is also co-founder and a member of the Board of CONTACT, Toronto's photography festival which will hold its 13th annual event in May 2009. He is a graduate of the School of Image Arts at Ryerson University, Toronto, where he was the founding Manager of the Ryerson Gallery.

"I look forward to continuing the initiatives developed under the great leadership of Robert Klein, and in particular, highlighting the various areas of expertise practiced by individual galleries around the world, "said Mr. Bulger. "More than ever, collectors are looking for expert advice, and no other organization has the comprehensive knowledge base of AIPAD."

New AIPAD Officers

AIPAD has elected new officers to serve with Stephen Bulger. Catherine Edelman of
Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago, IL, will be First Vice President; Deborah Bell of Deborah Bell Photographs, New York, NY, will be Second Vice President; Jo Tartt of Tartt Gallery, Warrenton, VA, will be Secretary; and Kraige Block, Throckmorton Fine Art, New York, NY, will be Treasurer. Each will serve a two-year term commencing on January 1, 2009.

New AIPAD Board

New members of the AIPAD Board of Directors include: David Barenholtz, David Gallery, Culver City, CA; Henry Feldstein, Forest Hills, NY; George Hemphill, Hemphill Fine Arts, Washington, DC; and Lisa Sette, Lisa Sette Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ. They will also serve two-year terms, effective on January 1, 2009.

New AIPAD Members

Seven new AIPAD member galleries have been announced. They are:

• Andrea Meislin Gallery, New York, NY, specializing in contemporary work from emerging international artists;

• Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery, New York, NY, a dealer in new media and photography from emerging and established artists;

• Fifty One Fine Art Photography, Antwerp, Belgium, dealing in vintage, Modern, fashion, African work from established photographers of the 20th century, and contemporary work from young emerging photographers;

• Foley Gallery, New York, NY, specializing in photographers new to the contemporary art market;

• Janet Sirmon, Brooklyn, NY, dealing in 19th and 20th century photographs with an emphasis on Czech Modernism and American social documentary work;

• Sepia International Inc., New York, NY, specializing in photography that embraces personal vision, humanistic concerns, and the exploration of alternative photographic processes with a focus on innovative work from Asia;

• Galeria Vasari, Buenos Aires, Argentina, dealing in Modernism from Argentinean photographers of European origin from the era before or during WWll.

"We are pleased to welcome these important galleries to AIPAD," said Mr. Klein. "They offer collectors an extraordinary level of expertise, connoisseurship and scholarship."

AIPAD Background
Founded in 1979, the Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD) will celebrate its 30th anniversary in 2009. Representing more than 120 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. The AIPAD Photography Show New York will be presented March 26-29, 2009, at The Park Avenue Armory. The 29th edition of the Show will open with a Gala Preview on March 26 to benefit the John Szarkowski Fund, an endowment for photography acquisitions at The Museum of Modern Art in New York City.

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Review: Edith Maybin at Edwynn Houk Gallery

Posted By Administration, Monday, July 28, 2008
Updated: Monday, January 13, 2014
DATE: July 28, 2008

This Canadian photographer's New York début is bound to provoke some double takes.


Untitled #15, 2007 Copyright Edith Maybin/ Courtesy
Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York.
 
Maybin has combined images of herself and her disconcertingly beautiful young daughter so seamlessly that you don't know where one stops and the other takes over. The results are sometimes a genuine metamorphosis, but they can also be freakish: four legs (two are the child's) emerge from a womanly torso with a little girl's head. Maybin plays some Surrealist games—one is straight out of Magritte—but her work is not just gimmicky. She probes identity, sexual self-consciousness, and the bond between mother and daughter to memorably unsettling ends. Through Aug. 28.

From The New Yorker

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Review: Frank Gohlke at Howard Greenberg Gallery

Posted By Administration, Monday, July 28, 2008
Updated: Monday, January 13, 2014
DATE: July 28, 2008

Along with Lewis Baltz, Henry Wessel, and Robert Adams, Gohlke was one of the so-called New Topographics photographers whose cool, unsentimental images redefined the perception of the American landscape in the seventies.


Jackson Heights, Queens, New York, 2003 Copyright:
Frank Gohlke, Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery
 
This excellent exhibition provides a quick refresher course on his work since then, capped with a group of recent pictures taken on the streets of Queens. Gohlke's subjects—driveways, façades, intersections, shrubbery—are so ordinary that they practically repel attention. But the quotidian has its own weird power, and these photographs tap into it again and again. A scrawny tree and a street sign on an empty road are all Gohlke needs to hook and hold us. Through Aug. 22.

From The New Yorker


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The AIPAD Photography Show New York Ends Highly Successful Run with Record Attendance, Excellent Sales

Posted By Administration, Sunday, May 18, 2008
Updated: Monday, January 13, 2014
DATE: May 18, 2008

The AIPAD Photography Show New York, presented by the Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD) closed on Sunday, April 13, 2008, smashing all attendance records and featuring rave reviews and excellent sales figures. One of the world's most important international photography events, the show brought together 75 of the world's leading fine art photography galleries at the Park Avenue Armory in New York City. A wide range of museum-quality work by contemporary, modern and 19th century masters was on view from April 10 through 13, 2008. Attendance for the four-day show was up 18 percent over last year.


The 28th edition of The AIPAD Photography Show New York opened with a Gala Benefit Preview on Wednesday, April 9, to benefit the John Szarkowski Fund, an endowment for photography acquisitions at The Museum of Modern Art in New York City.
As always, The AIPAD Photography Show New York was well attended by collectors, curators and museum directors, leaders in finance, real estate, entertainment and fashion as well as dealers, artists, celebrities and the media. Among the boldface names were Jessica Lang, Matt Dillon, Kathy Bates, Calvin Klein, Agnes Gund, Glenn Lowry, Peter Galassi, Donald Marron, Clarissa Bronfman, Charles Moffett, Bob Colacello, Cindy Adams, Anthony Bourdain, Chuck Close, Alec Soth, Paolo Ventura, Jerry Uelsmann, Maggie Taylor, and Elliott Erwitt.
"Collectors and AIPAD dealers offered enthusiastic praise for the sophisticated look and the superb range of works displayed at this year's show," noted Robert Klein, President, The Association of International Photography Art Dealers, and owner, Robert Klein Gallery, Boston. "The excellent response to the show underscores the extraordinary commitment our dealers make to further an appreciation for fine photography -- and the Park Avenue Armory provides the ideal showcase. We are thrilled and honored to collaborate with The Museum of Modern Art. The success of the Gala Benefit Preview is further evidence that we've provided a meaningful environment for collectors, and that our mission of preserving, presenting and educating about all aspects of fine art photography is in step with one of the world's leading museums."
Sales Highlights
A number of significant sale were reported: Hans P. Kraus, Jr., Inc., New York, sold Robert Howlett's iconic portrait, Isambard Kingdom Brunel by the Launching Chains, 1857, for six figures. A salt print by Charles Negre from 1851 went for $90,000. Michael Shapiro Photographs, San Francisco, sold a number of vintage gelatin silver prints including a Pierre Dubreuil for $130,000, an Ansel Adams for $45,000 and a Margaret Bourke-White for $25,000.
Silverstein Photography, New York, reported sales were higher than last year and the crowds were "enormous and relentless" with serious collectors and institutional buyers from around the world. Contemporary work nearly sold out at the booth, including work by Zoe Strauss, Randy West, Shinichi Maruyama and Marvin Newman. Sales were brisk for work by the emerging Italian-born artist Maria Antonietta Mameli (15 were sold), as well as for work by established masters such as Ernst Haas, André Kertész (Polaroids), Aaron Siskind, Harry Callahan and Edward Weston. The gallery also reported that several substantial pieces were slated for museum acquisition pending board approval.
Bonni Benrubi Gallery, New York, reported excellent sales and sold 45 prints including a Massimo Vitali for $27,500. Hasted Hunt, New York, sold 40 works including a digital C-print by Andreas Gefeller for $20,000 and one by Erwin Olaf for $25,000. Yancy Richardson, New York, sold out of two editions, including one of the show's highlights: Victoria Sambunaris's spectacular Western landscape Wendover, UT. Richardson reported that museums from across the country purchased work from the gallery. Robert Burge/20th Century Photographs, Ltd., New York, echoing many AIPAD dealers, said that the show looked beautiful. The gallery sold 12 works. Etherton Gallery, Tucson, sold more than 25 prints and reported that a Frederick Sommer went for $45,000.
Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York, devoted their space to the photographs of John Szarkowski with an exhibition that included work by other artists that were inspired by and supported by him and reported that they were very impressed by the attendance. Barry Singer Gallery, Petaluma, CA, sold 8 works ranging from $4,000 to $38,000, including classics by Minor White and Ansel Adams. Jackson Fine Art, Atlanta, brought work by two artists, Edith Maybin and Masato Seto, to New York audiences for the first time and was very pleased by the response from both well-established and first-time collectors.
Keith de Lellis Gallery, New York, sold 17 prints, ranging from $5,000 to $12,000 to celebrities from the worlds of fashion and art, as well as institutions. De Lellis commented on the excellent number of first-time buyers and was pleased by the mix of private collectors and museums, as well as Americans and Europeans. Scott Nichols Gallery, San Francisco, sold more than 20 prints including work by Ansel Adams, George Tice, Edward Weston, Chester Higgins, Ruth Bernhard and Mona Kuhn.
Galerie Esther Woerdehoff, Paris, was extremely pleased with the show and sold 12 works by such artists as Inge Morath, Frank Horvat, Laurence Demaison, Carla van de Puttelaar and Michael Von Graffenried.
Weinstein Gallery, Minneapolis, devoted most of their booth to work by Alec Soth and was very pleased with both the economic results as well as the public's overwhelming response to Soth's work. Throckmorton Fine Art, Inc., New York, sold more than 15 works including a unique print by Tina Modotti for $25,000. Richard Moore Photographs, Oakland, CA, sold 12 works, including recently discovered rare prints by Margrethe Mather. Czech Center of Photography, Prague, sold more than 27 works including prints by Frantisek Drtikol.
Charles Isaacs Photographs, Inc., New York, offered one of the show's highlights, a group of recently discovered French 19th-century photographs that had not been exhibited publicly since the 19th century. The gallery sold 12 albumen prints by Louis Lafon, circa 1880s, with six going to major museums. "The show was very good in all ways especially in terms of attendance from institutions -- a measure of how important this show is for curators," Charles Isaacs noted, adding, "Given the state of the economy, we really dodged a bullet."
Special Events
The AIPAD Photography Show New York presented a series of well-received special events entitled The Legacy of John Szarkowski on Saturday in the Veteran's Room at the Park Avenue Armory. Peter Galassi, Chief Curator, Department of Photography, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, delivered a short talk, Photography Until Now: John Szarkowski's Materialist History of Photography, and moderated a touching panel discussion with AIPAD dealers whose lives were impacted by this legendary curator and photographer. Richard Woodward introduced his excellent short documentary film John Szarkowski: A Life in Photography (Checkerboard Films, 1998). Also on Saturday, AIPAD and Aperture Foundation presented An Insider's Look at Photography: Conversations with Writers + Curators, moderated by Michelle Dunn Marsh and Laurel Ptak, Aperture Foundation. The speakers included: Geoffrey Batchen, Professor of the History of Photography and Contemporary Art, Graduate Center, CUNY, and Lyle Rexer, Independent Critic as well as Alison Nordström, Curator of Photographs, George Eastman House, and Sandra S. Phillips, Senior Curator of Photography, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
AIPAD Catalogue
The AIPAD Photography Show New York coincided with the publication of the 2008 Membership Directory and Illustrated Catalogue. For more information, please go to www.aipad.com
AIPAD Background
The AIPAD Photography Show New York
is the longest running and foremost exhibition of fine art photography. 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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Gala Preview of the AIPAD Photography Show New York

Posted By Administration, Saturday, April 12, 2008
Updated: Monday, January 13, 2014
DATE: April 12, 2008

The Gala Preview on the opening night of The AIPAD Photography Show New York, presented by The Association of International Photography Art Dealers was held on Wednesday, April 9 at the Park Avenue Armory.


©Patrick McMullan Photo - JOE SCHILDHORN/PatrickMcMullan.com
 
The evening benefited the John Szarkowski Fund for photography acquisitions at The Museum of Modern Art. John Szarkowski (1925-2007) was the director of MoMA's Department of Photography from 1962 to 1991, and his exhibitions, books, and other activities and programs greatly enriched the understanding and appreciation of the art of photography. [[4]]MoMA's John Szarkowski Fund, an endowment to support photography acquisitions, will help to ensure the growth and vitality of the collection that he did so much to nurture.

The event raised $280,000 and was attended by over 700 guests. Co-chairs were Jo Carole Lauder, Peter Norton, and Richard E. Salomon. Honorary co-chairs were Agnes Gund, Marie-Josée Kravis, Robert B. Menschel, David Rockefeller, and Jerry I. Speyer.

From Panachemag.com


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