Issue #67  2/6/2004
AIPAD Show Scheduled For This Week; Adds An Extra Day of Viewing

The Photography Show 2004, sponsored by the Association of International Photography Art Dealers [AIPAD], will be open to the general public February 12-15, 2004. The Photography Show will be held in Americas Halls I & II at the New York Hilton Hotel, 53rd and Avenue of the Americas, New York City, NY.

About 80 AIPAD dealers from the United States, Canada, Europe and Japan will participate in the 2004 exposition, the 24th such show. An extensive range of fine art photography from rare 19th-century and early 20th-century vintage works to cutting-edge contemporary will be offered for sale.

New for 2004, The Photography Show will be open to the general public four days, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, February 12-15, 2004. Hours are Thursday, Friday and Saturday: 12 noon-8 pm; Sunday: 11 am-6 pm. Admission is $20/one day pass; $30/four day pass. Admission includes the AIPAD annual Membership Directory and Illustrated Catalogue (350 pages, over 250 illustrations), which is a great resource for researching photographers and galleries and easily worth the price of admission by itself.

The Opening Night Preview on Wednesday, February 11th from 7 pm-10 pm is by invitation of the exhibitors.

In keeping with AIPAD's commitment to educating the public about a range of issues related to collecting fine photographs, the program includes free lectures on Saturday and Sunday at the NY Hilton.

On Saturday, February 14th, from 9:30 am-11:30 am, noted art critic and author Vicki Goldberg will present her lecture, "A Brief History of War Photography."

On Sunday, February 15th, from 10:00 am-11:30 am, a panel discussion will focus on regional photographic activities. This year's panel, "Texas Photography and the State It's In," will be moderated by Anne Wilkes Tucker, curator of photography, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Joining her on the panel will be Roy Flukinger, senior curator of Photographs and Film, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, The University of Texas, Austin; John Rohrbach, curator of photographs, Amon Carter Museum of Western Art, Forth Worth; and Wendy Watriss, co-founder, curator, and creative director, Houston FotoFest.

A Private Tour with the Curators from this panel is available on Friday, February 13 from 10:30 am-12 noon for a price of $50, which includes a one-day exhibit pass and a catalogue. Call AIPAD for reservations, which are required, at 202-986-0105.

Several I Photo Central dealers will be exhibiting at AIPAD, including my own company, Vintage Works, Ltd. Our booth (number 208) is just up the escalator and is the second booth to the right (and on the right hand side).

Vintage Works is featuring the vintage 1970s-1980s contemporary work of Joel D. Levinson. Levinson has had two books to date, including "Fleamarkets" and "Joel D. Levinson, Photographs". A third book, "After Eden", is currently in the works. Levinson has had more than 31 one-man gallery and museum shows and is in the collection of over 30 major museums and institutions.

In addition to Levinson's images, we will have major new 20th-century pieces by Man Ray; Jack Welpott; Marcel Bovis; Ilse Bing; Brett Weston; Marta Aczel; Brassai; Paul Frieberger; Vandor; Daniel Masclet; Helen Levitt; Bernard and Arthur Siegel; Robert Frank; Ansel Adams, Imogen Cunningham; Ray Metzker; Dan Weiner; Andre Kertesz; New York panoramas and other large format albumen and platinum prints by George Hall & Son; and one of the last portfolios of Frantisek Drtikol's Ten Nude Studies (The original pigment process has been used and the images were printed from the original glass plate negatives).

Some of the 19th-century pieces featured include two striking and magical pieces by Wilhelm Burger of Dancers from Siam; possibly a unique positive 1860c print by the mysterious Alfred Lepetit of Les Pifferari et Femme (Scene de Taverne); two salt prints of Rome attributed to Eugene Constant; perhaps the strongest print that I have ever seen by Theodule Devaria, The Inscription of Chi Chang on the Fall of Jerusalem, Karnak (The inscription recounts the capture of Jerusalem by the armies of the Egyptian pharoah); Carlo Naya images of Venice life; images by Carlo Simmelli, Atget, and Gustave Eugene Chauffourier; and about 50 paper negatives (in portfolio boxes, so you will have to ask to see) by the likes of Dr. John Murray, Gustave Le Gray, Henri Le Secq, Charles Marville, Charles Negre, Louis De Clercq, Baron Louis-Adolphe Humbert de Molard, Louis Alphonse de Brebisson, Marquis de Rostaing, Ferdinand Tillard, E. Nicolas, Gustave De Beaucorps and Ange Eugene Henri Mailand.

Just a bit further down this same aisle in the same direction in booth 204, fellow I Photo Central member Charles Schwartz, Ltd. will show a wide variety of 19th- and 20th-century photography. Some of the highlights include rare, historic photographs of Central Park (1860s) by Victor Prevost and S.A. Holmes; Lee Friedlander prints; Atget's Fête des Invalides; Heinrich Kuhn's Rubber Tree; Japanese photography, including a very rare cased image of a samurai warrior from the 1860s.

On the first floor in booth 145 is Lee Gallery, another I Photo Central member, who will feature 20th-century photographs by Bill Brandt, Eugene Atget, Ilse Bing, Walker Evans, Lewis Hine, Dorothea Lange, Eugene Smith, Edward Steichen, Paul Strand, Alfred Stieglitz, Edward and Brett Weston, and Weegee. Photo-Secessionist photographs by Anne Brigman, Robert Demachy, Frederick Evans, Gertrude Kasebier, Heinrich Kuhn, George Seeley, Karl Struss and Edward Steichen will also be exhibited. And from the 19th century, Lee Gallery will show American, British and French photographs by Edouard Baldus, George Barnard, Bisson Freres, Adolph Braun, Eugene Cuvelier, P.H. Emerson, Hill & Adamson, Charles Marville, Timothy O'Sullivan, Carleton Watkins, some early American salt prints by G.K. Warren, and many others.

Of course, if you do not make it to the show, be sure to see these members' photographs online at www.iphotocentral.com .