PHOTO REVIEW NOVEMBER AUCTION; NEW IMAGES POSTED TO I PHOTO CENTRAL WEBSITE; NEW NYC PHOTO FAIR SCHEDULE FOR END OF OCTOBER
PHOTO REVIEW NOVEMBER AUCTION
The Photo Review Benefit Auction will be held Saturday, November 2 at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia beginning at 7 pm.
You can preview this charity auction at Christie's, 20 Rockefeller Plaza, NYC on October 19-21 and in Philadelphia at the University of the Arts on Friday, November 1 from 11 am to 5 pm and the Saturday of the auction, November 2 from 11 am to 6 pm. You can also get more information on the auction online at http://www.photoreview.org/auction.htm
. The entire auction will probably be posted up online at that URL address sometime before October 1, but I find that it is always safer to sign up for the printed catalogue, which is only $12 and can be bought from the Photo Review, a non-profit charity dedicated to the advancement of photography. For more information, contact the Photo Review at 140 East Richardson Ave., Suite 301, Langhorne, PA 19047, 215-891-0214 or firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW IMAGES AND ADDITIONS POSTED TO I PHOTO CENTRAL WEBSITE
Private photo dealer Charles Schwartz Ltd., who has recently joined the I Photo Central website group, and Vintage Works, Ltd. have both posted up hundreds of new images at http://www.iphotocentral.com/search/search.php
. Both 19th and 20th century photographs have been added. Just use the drop-down menu for TIME FRAME OF POSTING, to see the recent additions.
If you would like to check out Schwartz's entire listings (over 420), go to the search page above on I Photo Central and put CharlesSchwartz in the key word search without any space between the words and with the capital letters on the C and S.
We have also posted up a new SPECIAL EXHIBIT: The Contemporary Daguerreotype: Mirrors to the Future and the Past. You can see that exhibit at: http://www.iphotocentral.com/showcase/showcase.php
You may begin to notice some of our new banner advertisers. Gordon's Photography Price Guides, Artprice.com, and Photo LA are currently up on the I Photo Central website. All are providing key services to the photography collecting community, and I hope you will investigate their websites by clicking on their banners when you see them. We will always attempt to keep the services advertised on the site relevant to your interests. If you are interested in learning how your company can reach the 35,000 monthly visitors to I Photo Central, call me at 215-822-5662 or email me at email@example.com
NEW NYC PHOTO FAIR SCHEDULED FOR END OF OCTOBER
As I announced last issue, a new photography fair confusingly called the Photography Armory Show will be held at the Jacob Javits Center North Pavilion in New York City from Friday, October 25 to Monday, October 28, 2002. Due to Sotheby's extended group of auctions pushing back the entire auction schedule, this show now partially overlaps some of those auctions (Sotheby's Thursday session during dealer set-up and Phillips' Saturday session during normal exhibit hours). Over 60 dealers have signed up so far and 14 publishing houses are also exhibiting at the venue.
The organizers, who also produce the Armory Show: the International Fair of New Art (and hence the name of this show), are positioning the exhibition as "the first fair celebrating the best in photo-based contemporary art, video and vintage photography." The organizers are heavily discouraging bins and displays of other than framed photographic wall art, although some dealers may put their additional inventory in "closets" and below tables. What effect this will have on sales and overall interest in the show remains to be seen, although the organizers have softened their stance on this issue somewhat from their outright initial ban.
What the organizers term a "Vernissage", which my French dictionary tells me is a private viewing at an exposition, is scheduled for Thursday night, October 24 from 6 to 9 pm. Tickets for this special preview are $50 and are available at the door. They include a permanent pass to the fair, one drink ticket and a program. A cash bar will be available.
Besides the Vernissage, the regular public hours on Friday through Sunday will be 11 am to 7 pm, and on Monday from 11 am to 5 pm. Tickets cost $15. No catalogues will apparently be distributed.
The Javits Center North Pavilion is located on Manhattan's far West Side on 11th Ave. at 39th St., just north of the main Javits complex. Both the M34 and M42 buses run by the Javits Center, but most visitors will probably arrive by taxi. The nearest subway lines are at 34th St. or 42nd St. There are over a dozen parking facilities within walking distance.