Issue #190  3/24/2012
Three I Photo Central Dealers Will Exhibit Rare Photographs At AIPAD's NY Photo Show

Three of the members of I Photo Central will participate in this year's AIPAD Photography Show New York: Contemporary Work/Vintage Works, Charles Schwartz, Ltd. and Andrew Smith Gallery. You can find their listing on I Photo Central at: http://www.iphotocentral.com/dealer/dealer.php . If you see something on the website that you would like to have one of the dealers bring to the show, please let that dealer know as soon as possible.


Contemporary Work/Vintage Works will be in the very center of the exhibition hall, down the middle aisle in booth 213. The company can be reached at 1-215-822-5662, or by email at info@vintageworks.net . You can see a selection of images from the company here: http://www.iphotocentral.com/search/result_list.php/128/1/0 .

This year the company will feature the rare vintage work of artist extraordinaire Tom Baril. Despite foreshadowing some of his later photographs, Baril's early work has never been publicly exhibited prior to now and is largely limited to two bodies of work: "The American Diner" and "A Sense of Place". The latter series bears some similarity to work during the same period by Lee Fiedlander, Lewis Baltz and Robert Adams, but with Baril's distinctive twist and stunning prints. These hauntingly empty, largely urban landscapes possess a strange power to visually and viscerally engage the viewer.

The vintage images from the 1977-1986 period making up these two collections are quite rare, usually existing in less than a handful of prints, and often in only one to three vintage examples. Sizes are typically from 11 x 14 inches up to 20 x 24 inches. Contemporary Work/Vintage Works is the exclusive representative for this important work by Tom Baril.

You can see selections from American Diner here: http://www.iphotocentral.com/showcase/showcase_view.php/24/0/288/1/3/0 ; and A Sense of Place here: http://www.iphotocentral.com/showcase/showcase_view.php/24/0/289/1/3/0 .

The company will also feature the work of André Kertész in its booth, including his early, vintage and large-scale prints. You can see these photographs by this important and influential artist at: http://www.vintageworks.net/search/result_list.php/256/Andre+Kertesz .

In addition, just some of the 20th-century artists whose vintage and contemporary masterworks will be available from Contemporary Works/Vintage Works include: Edward Steichen, Irving Penn, W. Eugene Smith, Édouard Boubat, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Frank, Brassai, Edward Weston, Josef Sudek, Minor White, Ilse Bing, Germaine Krull, Man Ray, Aaron Siskind, Harry Callahan, Francois Kollar, Jacques-Henri Lartigue, Leonard Misonne, Dorothea Lange, Lee Friedlander, Robert Doisneau, Robert Rauschenberg, Barbara Morgan, Clarence John Laughlin, Anne Brigman, Raoul Ubac, Ruth Bernhard, Arnold Newman, Carl Mydans, Brett Weston, Willy Ronis, Eugene Atget, Arthur Siegel, Max Waldman, Emmanuel Sougez, Arthur Tress and Ralph Meatyard.

The company will also have on hand some important 19th-century masterworks, including early work from such pioneers as Le Gray, Le Secq, Negre, Southworth & Hawes, Cameron, Anderson, Bisson Freres, Baldus, Marville, Rostaing, De Launay, Teynard, De Clercq, Alguado, Fortier, Richebourg, Frith, Disderi, Clifford, Salzmann, Jackson, etc.

In addition you can order signed copies of the new Arthur Tress book that was recently reviewed in the New York Times: ARTHUR TRESS: San Francisco 1964. Written by James Gantz, the book was published by the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco/DelMonico Books/Prestel. The 111-page book is $34.95. It can also be ordered by email at info@vintageworks.net , or by calling 1-215-822-5662.


Charles Schwartz, Ltd. will be in booth 316. The company can be reached at 1-212-534-4496, or by email at cms@cs-photo.com . You can see a selection of images from the company here: http://www.cs-photo.com/search/result_list.php/0/0 .

The company will be showing:

--A unique collection of over 30 portraits of photographers, many of which are self-portraits. Included are portraits of Stieglitz, Steichen, Edward Weston, Herbert Ponting, Lewis Carroll and others.

--Rare cased images, including portraits of African Americans, Japanese ambrotypes and an ambrotype view of Sutton Place (NYC) from the 1860s.

--A series of photographs made by Arthur Rothstein in China in the 1940s and of African Americans in the South during the 1930s.

--A very rare series of three photographs of the Denishawn Dance Company performing in Asia by Akira Ibuka, taken between 1925 and 1926.

--A large collection of W. Eugene Smith photographs and Muybridge "Animal Locomotion" collotypes.


Andrew Smith Gallery will be exhibiting in booth 314. The company can be reached at 1-505-984-1234, or by email at info@andrewsmithgallery.com. You can see a selection of images from the company here: http://www.iphotocentral.com/search/result_list.php/64/14/0 .

The gallery will feature classic photographs by Ansel Adams, including Moonrise, Hernandez, Grand Tetons and Snake River, a vintage horizontal Aspens, Winter Sunrise, as well as a mural of Sunset on the Pacific, and vintage prints from California.

The gallery will also have a Berenice Abbott 50-print retrospective portfolio of 20" x 24" prints, including, Night View, Penn Station, City Arabesque, and all of Abbott's classic images.

Other work the firm will feature includes Frank Hurly vintage prints from the Endurance expedition, Eugene Atget masterworks of lily ponds, and 20th-century work by Edward Weston, Josef Sudek, Minor White and Paul Strand.

Also on exhibit will be 19th-century prints by Carleton Watkins, Timothy O'Sullivan and William Henry Jackson.