Issue #34  10/17/2001
Helping Out Charities

Art for New York Auction

The Focus on AIDS Foundation has established an Art for New York Auction, which will be held on Sunday, October 28, 2001 at 1:00 pm at Butterfields, 7601 Sunset Blvd., L.A., CA. Previews will be held on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 9 am to 5 pm and on Sunday from 9 am to 1 pm, just before the auction.

Focus on AIDS is a volunteer-based nonprofit organization with zero overhead, so 100% of the proceeds will be sent to MercyCorps to help the children affected by the World Trade Center and Washington, DC attacks. A number of photography galleries have already become involved.

For galleries and individuals wanting to donate works of art, they must be received by October 20th (I realize that is only three days from now, but we just were informed about this event yesterday). Send all art (and please, no junk for this cause) to: Art for New York C/O Focus on AIDS Foundation, 844 S. Robertson Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90035. If you have questions, call either Renee Kyriazis or Hossein Farmani at 1-800-395-0682 or Susan Baraz at 1-310-828-5474. Tax deductible donation forms and other information can be found at their website at http://www.artforny.org

While you are at it, you might send a check as a donation to the Focus on AIDS Foundation itself since they are postponing their own usual auction. They have not asked for this, but I thought we should not ignore our other important charitable areas during this crisis too.

The Photo Review Annual Auction

On Saturday, November 3 at 7 pm, the nonprofit Photo Review will hold its 2001 Benefit Auction at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Among the work featured are rare vintage prints by Arnold Eagle, Walker Evans, Laure Albin Guillot, Philippe Halsman, Lewis Hine, Russell Lee, Arthur Rothstein and Lou Stoumen, as well as some wonderful contemporary work from such photographers as Jayne Hinds, Bidaut, Elinor Carucci, Keith Carter, Lucien Clergue, Larry Fink, Lois Greenfield, Arthur Tress, Jerry Uelsmann and William Wegman. In addition, a broad range of 19th century photographs is up for bid.

A preview at the University of the Arts, Dorrance-Hamilton Building, Broad and Pine Streets, Philadelphia, will be held on Friday, November 2 from 11-5 pm, and on Saturday, November 3 from 11-6 pm.

Attendance at the annual auction is free of charge. A fully illustrated catalogue is available for $10 from The Photo Review, 140 East Richardson Avenue, Suite 301, Langhorne, PA 19047-2824. Phone 1-215-891-0214. You may call and charge your catalogue. They might actually get this up on line at http://www.photoreview.org sometime before the auction, but I would not count on it. Better to order a catalogue by phone now.

Vintage Works Donation

We here at Vintage Works and I Photo Central would also like to do our part. From now until the end of the year, we will donate to charities 10% of any purchases made from our websites:


and http://www.vintageworks.net

And, in the spirit of the holidays, we will waive all shipping charges in the continental US until the end of the year.

Can we suggest that you, our loyal readers, also be extra giving this year? Thanks.