Issue #35  11/7/2001
Make Plans Now For Major Upcoming Photo Shows in Paris, LA and New York City

By Alex Novak

With the three biggest photography shows (plus a few smaller ones) coming up over the next four months, you need to get your planning in high gear.

First up is Paris Photo to be held November 14-18 at the Carrousel du Louvre, 99 rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris at the Métro stop: Palais Royal-Musée du Louvre. The show, now in its fifth year, has developed into the place to be for many in the photo trade. Besides it is Paris--during Beaujolais Nouveau week yet!

The show is rumored to be moving to the Porte de Versailles next year when it will be combined with FIAC, the big French contemporary art show. This may be ok for the contemporary photo dealers, but might not be so great for vintage dealers and galleries, so you may want to take advantage of this last time in a convenient place with a more balanced group of dealers.

While we will not be exhibiting, I will be showing some work privately. Feel free to call me on my European mobile for an appointment. In Paris it is 0699606505.

On Sunday, December 2, the American Photographic Historical Society will host its one-day photography show from 10 am-3 pm at the Holiday Inn, 32nd & Broadway, New York, NY. Besides US dealers from around the country, several European photo dealers have told me that they will be exhibiting at this tabletop show. The ticket price is normally $6, but newsletter readers will get a $1 off by showing this page at the ticket table. Vintage Works will again be exhibiting. Please let us know if you would like to see something special.

Next up is Photo LA, which will be held January 17-20, at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, 1855 Main St, Santa Monica, CA. This is the 11th anniversary of the photography exposition, which has become a world-class event. Approximately 75 galleries and private dealers from over 20 cities, as well as galleries from Denmark, France, Canada, the Czech Republic and Russia, will exhibit thousands of images. Vintage Works, Ltd., our company, will be exhibiting at the show and we will be bringing numerous masterworks.

Public hours for the exposition are Thursday, January 17th, 6-9 pm (special charity reception), Friday and Saturday, January 18th and 19th, 12-7 pm, and Sunday, January 20th, 12-6 pm. Tickets for the event are $15 for one day and $25 for three days and can be purchased at the door. Readers of this newsletter can take $5 off of the one-day ticket or $8 off of the three-day ticket by showing this page at the ticket booth.

Last, but certainly not least, is the granddaddy show of them all: AIPAD (Association of International Photography Art Dealers), which will be held once again at the Hilton Hotel in New York City, but with larger booths and fewer dealers (this year a total of 85 booths) than last year, a move to make the show more Art Fair-oriented. The Hilton site had reopened as a possibility when the hotel management changed its plans about converting the second floor space into offices.

This year the show opens on Thursday, February 14th (my birthday) and runs through Sunday February 17th. Regular hours for the show are Friday and Saturday, 12-8 pm and Sunday, 12-6 pm. Tickets are $20 for a one-day pass and $30 for a three-day pass. Both tickets include a very fine catalogue of the show with a great cross-reference of photographers and photo dealers. This is a MUST show and I urge everyone to try to attend--especially this year, for obvious reasons. Vintage Works, Ltd. will once again exhibit, although we will be in a slightly different location. You can find us on the second floor in booth 236. Just turn left after you get off the escalators to the second floor and then right down the aisle towards the back.

Novak has over 45 years experience in the photography-collecting arena. He is a long-time member and formally board member of the Daguerreian Society, and, when it was still functioning, he was a member of the American Historical Photographic Society. He organized the 2016 19th-century Photography Show and Conference for the Daguerreian Society. He is also a long-time member of the Association of International Photography Art Dealers. Novak has been a member of the board of the nonprofit Photo Review, which publishes both the Photo Review and the Photograph Collector, and is currently on the Photo Review's advisory board. He was a founding member of the Getty Museum Photography Council. He is author of French 19th-Century Master Photographers: Life into Art.

Novak has had photography articles and columns published in several newspapers, the American Photographic Historical Society newsletter, the Photograph Collector and the Daguerreian Society newsletter. He writes and publishes the E-Photo Newsletter, the largest circulation newsletter in the field. Novak is also president and owner of Contemporary Works/Vintage Works, a private photography dealer, which sells by appointment and at exhibit shows, such as AIPAD New York and Miami, Art Chicago, Classic Photography LA, Photo LA, Paris Photo, The 19th-century Photography Show, etc.