Thursday, October 28, 2010

Congratulations Aperture Magazine -Lucie Awards-Photography Magazine of the Year Award

Well Deserved!

Congratulations to the top 50 Photolucidas Critical Mass 2010 Winners!

Ethan Eisenberg

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

ASMPNY Fine Art Conversations / Fine Art Bloggers- 11/3/10

Ruben Natal- San Miguel from ARTmostfierce Arts Blog is part of the discussion panel. 

ASMPNY Fine Art Conversations / Fine Art Bloggers

Wednesday November 3rd,
7-9 pm, check-in at 6:30 pm
Soho Photo, 15 White St, New York, NY 10013
Please register for the Blogger Event hereLimited seating available - so please reserve your space by registering.
Fine art photography blogs have changed the landscape for sharing and reviewing work. Blogs are more personal and idiosyncratic while attracting a wide audience, and doing so more quickly and inexpensively.  Photographers no longer have to wait for a review of a bricks-and-mortar exhibition by a very small group of print publications. The objective of this night is to inform photographers about fine art photography blogging:
  • how the blog came into being
  • how the blog differs from photography covered in a print edition (if there is one)
  • what bloggers like (or don’t) about blogging
  • advantages and disadvantages about blogging
  • who is the audience for the blog
  • how  work is chosen for the blog
  • how bloggers like (or don’t) to be contacted by photographers, agents or galleries
  • how blogging has impacted fine art photography (or not)

Confirmed Panelists, as of October 26th - clicking on the links will take youElizabeth Avedon. Elizabeth Avedon has received recognition for her curatorial work, exhibition design, and publishing projects, including the retrospective exhibition and book Avedon: 1949 -1979 for the Metropolitan Museum of Art; In the American West for the Amon Carter Museum, the Corcoran Gallery, and the Art Institute of Chicago, among others. In addition, she has also worked with the Menil Collection and the Estate of Diane Arbus. She co-published, in conjunction with Random House, Elizabeth Avedon Editions/Vintage Contemporary Artists series, working with distinguished art critics such as Donald Kuspit and Peter Schjeldahl, and contemporary artists Francesco Clemente, Louise Bourgeois, Robert Rauschenberg, and many others. She was formerly Creative Director for The Gere Foundation, Gallery Director for Photo-Eye Gallery, and served as Reviewer for CENTER’S “Review Santa Fe” and ASMP/NY.
A. D. Coleman. A. D. Coleman was the first photo critic for the New York Times, authoring 120 articles during his tenure. He started writing in 1967 and has contributed to the Village Voice, New York Observer and numerous magazines, artist monographs and other publications worldwide. He received the first Art Critic's Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts in 1976 and was a Fullbright scholar in 1994. He was named one of "The Top 100 People in Photography" by American Photo Magazine. He  has had several collections of his reviews/criticism published in book form including: The Digital Evolution Visual Communication in the Electronic Age (Nazraeli Press) and Light Readings: A Photography Critic's Writings 1968-1978 (Oxford University Press).
Ruben Natal-San Miguel. Ruben Natal-San Miguel is a trained architect, writer, art collector, blogger, consultant, curator and fine art photographer, mostly specialized in the art of emerging photography. In addition, Ruben is very involved with art, not-for-profit, organizations like ACRIA, Printed Matter, Aperture Foundation, AIDS Chicago, Humble Arts Foundation, Photolucida, Visual AIDS and ASMP/NY. He has collaborated in projects with several artists, including Magnum photographer Susan Meiselas. ARTmostfierce is an art blog created by Ruben, of which he is editor-in-chief. ARTmostfierce’s sole purpose is to promote emerging art, artists, photography and to benefit not-for-profit art organizations, as well as to encourage the art of collecting at a very affordable, but fast pace. He wrote the introduction to The Humble Foundation Collectors Guide for Emerging Art Photography, published in 2009. His photography work has been shown in Hous Projects Gallery in NYC and Los Angeles, Kris Graves Projects NYC, Aqua Art Fair Miami 2009, Photo LA 2010, SCOPE Art Fair NYC 2010, Zona MACO 2010 Art Fair Mexico City and the One Hour Photo Show at The American University Museum Wash, DC. He was also a finalist at the first 2009 Picture Black Friday Competition.
EVENT:Wednesday,  November 3rd, 2010, 7 – 9 pm
Check-in at 6:30 pm
Soho Photo
15 White Street
NY, NY 10013
ASMP Member: Free
Non-member:     $ 25
Student*:             $ 5  
*May be asked to show student id
Please register for the Blogging Event hereLimited seating available - so please reserve your space by registering.
Any questions, please contact Susan May Tell, ASMPNY - Fine Art Chair

Monday, October 25, 2010

iseeyou- Michael Wolf at Bruce Silverstein Gallery -10/28/10

Don't miss this show!
See you at the opening!

Michael Wolf
Street View Manhattan #01
40 X 60 inches
Chromogenic print


Bruce Silverstein Gallery is pleased to present iseeyou, a groundbreaking and provocative exhibition by German photographer Michael Wolf. Encompassing four bodies of work—Transparent City, Architecture of Density, Tokyo Compression, and Street Views—iseeyou addresses the realities of 21st century metropolitan existence, one defined by constant access, vanishing privacy, and unlimited exposure.
By sampling images from Google’s Street Views, Wolf’s series becomes a postmodern departure from the 20th century definition of photography. Wolf creates his series from a subset of images made without human intervention, rather, by an automobile with nine mounted cameras capable of a 360° perspective, automatically recording without discrimination. Wolf’s Street View photographs are slightly unsettling in nature, and these images press us to consider what is left of our privacy in an era when many of our actions are publicly recorded, traced, and archived.
To create Street Views, Wolf substitutes the camera lens for the computer screen—hunting for, isolating, cropping, and enlarging images of anonymous city dwellers captured by Google’s automobile mounted Street View cameras. Wolf’s deliberate and engaging compositions highlight the artist’s innovative vision, reflecting a new approach to imaging our world’s most photographed cities. These beautifully composed, blown-up pixilated moments appropriated from Google’s much-contested copyrighted images, depict people engaged in private or awkward moments and occasionally implicated in shocking interactions. They are a pointed commentary on the increasing ubiquitous presence of this omniscient American corporation.
His three earlier bodies of work provide a context for Wolf’s Street View series and demonstrate the artist’s pursuit of a new perspective on urban life in the digital age. Tokyo Compression is a series of images of Tokyo subway passengers crushed against the glass of a crowded train car, unable to protest Wolf’s photographing them. The images are painterly and sometimes abstract in appearance, pain and discomfort marks those faces that are visible. Wolf’s two best-known series, Architecture of Density and Transparent City, are large-scale, formulaic studies of Hong Kong’s highly compressed, brutal concrete architecture and Chicago’s pervious transparent skyline. While Wolf’s flattened images of these massive structures in Hong Kong only allow the viewer to imagine the thousands of lives contained within each building, his photos of Chicago’s glass skyscrapers permit the viewer to permeate the buildings’ facades and arouse the voyeur in each of us. As with Street View, Wolf was drawn to those instances where people’s daily lives were exposed, scouring every inch of these cityscapes for even the smallest human elements and details to drastically enlarge and complement his Transparent City images.
Michael Wolf was born in Munich, Germany. He grew up in the USA and studied at University of California, Berkley and at the University of Essen in Germany. He has been living and working in Hong Kong for the past 16 years. A number of books have been published on his work, which was most recently featured at the Venice Biennale for Architecture, 2010.

Another great print sale coming up in a season of a quite saturated ART market

There is soooo much prints available in the market  right now. There is a complete total market saturation! Is anybody keeping track of it?  I am !

Between all the auctions, benefits, limited edition programs from non for profit...ay ay so saturated.

Competition is a healthy thing but, can we let the non for profits have their day in the sun and make some money?

It is a great market for purchasing but, one must be careful where you buy from, at what price and most of all WHO are you buying from.

One of the main problems is that some artists are doing benefits, auctions, every group show in town and  oh the limited editions that at times can kill an artists career. It is great to have so many options to buy now, the problem is that since there is so much out there right now, a lot of items will remain unsold and by this it will hurt the organization trying to sell it and ultimately the artist.

We all need money and speaking of $$$ mula $$$ everyone needs to remember that all this purchasing money ( us included) is coming from the very same wallet (remember that is most likely are always the same buying wallets) and we just can't buy it all at the same time.

So yes, while there is great options to buy right now due to this desperate actions of this art organizations, at the end of the day , the artists whoring the work out to everybody are hurting themselves and a lot of work will remain unsold, leaving some artists careers on life support...

Now speaking of good deals here is another one.

Our dear talented Photographer Amy Stein is doing this Wednesday. 10/27/10, a double feature 20x200 edition. Cleverly enough, Amy decided to do C-prints (a  very, very smart move) of what it is one of my favorite series of her body of work, Halloween in Harlem. So saying this , YES, shop , shop shop for this one!

This is one of the best season bargains. I am doing this one and if you are a savvy shopper, so do you!
Get ready this Wednesday October 27, 2010. Trick or Treat...

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Face and Figure: A Curated Auction of Self-Portraits-Daniel Cooney Fine Art & iGavel Auctions

Place your bids now! 
Auction ends 10/27/10

Face and Figure: A Curated Auction of Self-Portraits
Item No. 1967384 :      Eric Mc Natt, On Fairlane, 2002 D3CF
Presented by Daniel Cooney Fine Art & iGavel Auctions

October 11 - October 27, 2010

All lots available for viewing at Daniel Cooney Fine Art: Tuesday - Saturday 11 - 6 and by appointment.

Daniel Cooney Fine Art and are proud to announce our first curated auction of Self - Portraits. The auction is curated by Daniel Cooney and includes images by emerging and mid career artists.

Inquiries: 212 255 8158 or

Enjoy and Happy Bidding!!

Daniel Cooney Fine Art
511 West 25th Street, #506
New York, NY 10001
212 255 8158

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Exhibition Opportunity @ Michael Mazzeo Gallery

19 OCTOBER, 2010

With a project room to fill and ideas to explore, Michael Mazzeo Gallery is accepting submissions for consideration to participate in a salon-style group exhibition in our Chelsea gallery. The show will open on Thursday, November 18 and run through December 23.

As with our RSVP initiative, artists are invited to upload images in response to a specified theme or subject. The submissions deadline is November 3. There are no fees involved, but selected works must be framed, ready to hang, and delivered to the gallery by November 13.

The overriding theme for this exhibition is privacy, a concept that has undergone significant reinterpretation in recent years. We willingly, and unwittingly, offer personal information and private details to online 'friends' and unknown entities. Surveillance cameras record our moves in public and private spaces and gps technology can pinpoint our precise location through our phones. Is the notion of privacy a quaint myth?

Surely there is still space for confidential matters, furtive encounters, hidden agendas, undisclosed locations, secret identities, clandestine affairs, ritual, fetish, desire, and intrigue.
What secrets do we keep now? How are artists addressing these issues?

We're looking for compelling work that will engage viewers and challenge assumptions. We look forward to discovering new talent and continuing our support for established artists.

Work will be selected through online submissions only and here are the guidelines:

You may upload up to three images via the gallery submissions page.
Deadline for submissions is November 3.
Please note that space is limited and large prints will be kept to a minimum.
All selected work must be available for sale through MMG and not consigned from other another venue.
All selected work must be exhibition quality, signed, and editioned.
All selected work must be framed, ready to hang, and delivered to MMG by November 13.
To submit work,  RSVP.


So, the word is spreading that October 20 is a day when Americans will wear purple in order to signify their opposition to the bullying of homosexuals. I’m putting it on my calendar, and I’m looking forward to it. Enough!

10/25/10- Lucie Foundation- Exhibition- 2010 Program Participants and Scholarship Winners

Don't Miss the Lucie Awards . Here is just one of the events for Monday October 25, 2010

Monday, Oct. 25, from 6-9PM at Soho Gallery for Digital Art, 138 Sullivan St., New York, NY 10012. Phone: 212 228-2810.

It is free and open to the public. We are asking for an RSVP.

This event features Farmani Gallery artist  and E-pprentice Participant Massimo Cristaldi;

Lucie Foundation scholarship recipients Julie Glassberg and Jennifer Wilkey And there will be a preview to the online auction benefit for Lucie Foundation . Here is also a link associated with the events:

reGeneration 2: Tomorrow's Photographers Today- Prints for sale @ Aperture Foundation

reGeneration 2: Tomorrow's Photographers Today

Inspired by the many artists from the original 2005 reGeneration publication who went on to develop international careers, Aperture has prepared limited editions by several of the 2010 volume's participating artists. The proceeds from the sale of these prints will help support these emerging artists ‹and give collectors an opportunity to acquire their work early in their careers.
More shopping !   Here is a selection of  some of my favorites.  For  more info please contact

Untitled No. 32, from the series Self-Portraits, 2010

Jen Davis
edition size: 25 and 4 artist's proofs
image size: 14 1/2 x 18 1/16 inches
paper size: 17 1/16 x 24 1/16 inches
Archival pigment ink print
Signed and numbered by the artist

Untitled, from the series In function of the form, 2009

Jacinthe Lessard-L.
edition size: 25 and 4 artist’s proofs
Signed and numbered by the artist
image size: 24 x 20 inches
paper size: 24 x 20 inches

Untitled from the series The Belly of the Whale 2008-2009

Robin Friend
edition size: 25 and 4 artist’s proofs
Signed and numbered by the artist
image size: 16 x 12.5 inches
paper size: 20 x 16 inches
Digital C-prints

Julia at 5, from the series Elsa and Viola, 2010

Nelli Palomäki
edition size: 25 and 4 artist's proofs
Signed and numbered by the artist
image size: 16 x 16 inches
paper size: 17 7/8 x 17 7/8 inches
Pigment prints on silver rag paper

Juven's wolf, from the series Simulacrum, 2008

Camila Rodrigo Graña
edition size: 25 and 4 artist's proofs
Signed and numbered by the artist
image size: 20 x 24 inches
paper size: 20 x 24 inches
Archival pigment ink print

Here is the book

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Cake Knife- Marla Rutherford Solo Show @ hous projects NYC 11/4/10

After a short hiatus, hous projects Gallery  NYC/LA is back and  ready to jump start with the fabulous photography solo show of Marla Rutherford.

Click on the link below the image and you can see the show on line.

See you November 4, 2010!