Monday, October 11, 2004

Tip for Photography Collectors

One of the best ways to acquire terrific deals in contemporary photography is through the Photo Review Benefit Auction.

The Photo Review Benefit Auction is now on-line here. You can preview the work and submit absentee bids.

A special preview will be held in New York City at the Sarah Morthland Gallery, from Tuesday-Thursday, October 12-14, 11 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

A preview at the University of the Arts, Dorrance-Hamilton Building, Broad and Pine Streets, in Philadelphia, will be held on Friday, November 5 from 11 - 5 PM, and on Saturday, November 6 from 11 - 6 PM.

The auction will take place on Saturday, November 8 at 7 PM at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia.

Among the work featured are rare vintage prints by Francis Frith, Milton Greene, Philippe Halsman, Lewis Hine, Eadweard Muybridge, August Sander, Lou Stoumen, Josef Sudek, and Weegee, as well as Barbara Morgan's famous image of Martha Graham: Letter to the World (The Kick).

Among the contemporary photo stars whose work will go on the block are Shelby Lee Adams, Elinor Carucci, Lois Greenfield, Michael Kenna, Cindy Sherman, Jock Sturges, Jerry N. Uelsmann, Alex Webb, and William Wegman. In addition, a broad range of 19th-century photographs are up for bid.

The annual auction is free of charge. A fully illustrated catalogue is available for $12 from The Photo Review, 140 East Richardson Avenue, Suite 301, Langhorne, PA 19047-2824.

click here to see the showLast Friday we had our best opening night ever, in the fourth solo show at Fraser Bethesda by New York painter David FeBland.

FeBland's last solo immediately preceeding this show, at Galerie Barbara von Stechow in Germany, sold out; another bit of evidence of how hot painting is in Europe.

You can view the show online here.

Want to ask Charles Saatchi a question?

To coincide with the 20th anniversary of the Saatchi gallery, the advertising genius turned art collector, Charles Saatchi has agreed to answer The Art Newspaper’s questions as well as your own in their January 2005 issue. Email a question to Saatchi here.

Deadline for questions is December 6, 2004.