Issue #50  10/30/2002
Make Your Plans Now For Major Upcoming Photo Shows in Paris, LA and New York City

With three of the 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 13-17 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 sixth 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 may eventually move to the Porte de Versailles. If so, it may then be combined with FIAC, the big French contemporary art show also owned by Reed. 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 the show while it is still located in a convenient place with a more balanced group of dealers.

On Sunday, December 8, 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 16-19, 2003 at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, 1855 Main St, Santa Monica, CA. This is the 12th anniversary of the photography exposition, which has become a world-class event. Over 70 galleries and private dealers from over 20 cities, as well as galleries from Europe, 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 16th, 6-9 pm (special charity reception), Friday and Saturday, January 17th and 18th, 12-7 pm, and Sunday, January 19th, 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 only 80 booths) than last year, a move to make the show more Art Fair-oriented.

This year the show opens one week earlier than in past years on Thursday, February 6th and runs through Sunday February 9th. There is a benefit preview for the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art's Department of Photography on Thursday night. It will cost you $150 to get in at 6 pm or $50 at 8 pm. The 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 still a MUST show, and I urge everyone to try to attend.

Vintage Works, Ltd. and Charles Schwartz, Ltd. will both once again exhibit, although due to the layout changes, we will be in different locations than last year.