Thursday, March 29, 2012

Highlights from AIPAD 2012

Tim Hetherington (American and British, 1970-2011)
Untitled, Korengal Valley, Kunar Province, Afghanistan, 2008
Digital C-print
51 1/2" x 36 1/2” (130.81 x 92.71 cm)
Edition of 18 + 4 Artist’s Proofs
Courtesy of Yossi Milo Gallery

Seventy-five of the world’s leading fine art photography galleries will present a wide range of museum-quality work, including contemporary, modern, and 19th-century photographs, as well as photo-based art, video, and new media. The AIPAD Photography Show New York is the longest running and foremost exhibition of fine art photography.

Here are some highlights from AIPAD. While I admired and salivated over the classic and legendary photography that the fair is mostly known for, I wanted to focus on the newest works by up and coming photographers.

In my opinion Yossi Milo Gallery has one of the strongest if not, best gallery booth of the entire fair. All the work in it was so fresh, strong and highly contemporary. The booth is right at the entrance and it is a great prelude of what the AIPAD fair is offering this year. The works of Lise Sarfati, Pieter Hugo, Doug Rickard and the late  Tim Hetherington are a true and profound  photographic expression of our  most current living times. Bravo!

Lise Sarfati (French, b. 1958)
From the series On Hollywood
Zee, Fairfax & Willoughby, 2010
Chromogenic Print
22 1/4” x 30 1/4” (56.5 x 77 cm)
Edition of 5 + 1 Artist’s Proof

Doug Rickard (American, b. 1968)
From the series A New American Picture
#39.177833, Baltimore, MD. 2008, 2011
Archival Pigment Print
21” x 33 1/2” (53.35 x 85.09 cm)
Edition of 7 + 3 Artist’s Proofs

 At M + B Arts -the dynamic duo of  Shannon Richardson and Benjamin Trigano always have something very fresh and modern on its walls. This time the works of Matthew Porter , Sam Falls,  Lisa Jack and  Matthew Brandt  ( check out his great bubblegum photo derived works!)

Matthew Brandt



Winterfresh on paper

signed and dated verso

30 x 40 inches



Camel Bubbles, Atlanta, 2005
Courtesy of Jackson Fine Art
I was very drawn to the stylish street photography of Chip Simone which you can find at Jackson Fine Art and also  at Steven Kasher Gallery booth.Speaking of Chip Simone next exhibition is @ Steven Kasher opening April 12-May 26, 2012.


Midway in the Rain, Atlanta, 2004
Courtesy of Jackson Fine Art 

At Robert Mann this photograph by Julie Blackmoon among many other great ones, this one  was a stand out. I just simply ...loved it!
Olive & Market Street, 2012
Julie Blackmoon
Courtesy of Robert Mann Gallery

At  Gallery 339, the work of Nadine Rovner ( which, I had curated and introduced to the NY and Los Angeles  market ) looked great , cinematic. fresh and with a great feel of nostalgia. Congrats Nadine!
Nadine Rovner 
Julie, 2007 Archival Pigment Print
Courtesy of 339 Gallery

At Paul Kopeikin Gallery , the ''Idilios'' series of Spaniard Marta Saul made me long for romance . Very cool and romantic series. ''Muy Caliente''
Marta Saul
Courtesy of paul Kopeikin Gallery
At Julie Saul Gallery, there was a great surprise among the many other gems in the booth to find the ''Vanitas'' series of our dear friend and fellow photographer Justine Reyes. Bravo Justine and bravo Julie!

Justine Reyes
Still life with Chicken Game & Flowers, 2009
chromogenic print
16 x 20", edition of 10
Courtesy of Julie Saul Gallery

At Andrea Meislin Gallery, the work of Michal Chelbin dominates the walls and commands attention. I saw this photo very small a year ago and this time is a must see and own. Love it!
Michal Chelbin
Stas, Juvenile Prison, 2009
Courtesy of Andrea Meislin Gallery
At David Zwirner, the work of Philip- Lorca diCorcia was also one of my most favorites. There is two more images worth checking out!
Philip-Lorca diCorciaJuliet Ms. Muse
Well folks there is much more and, I encourage you to see for yourself by Attending AIPAD. Many thanks to the Wonderful PR maven  Margery Newman Publicity & Communications for every year allowing me to be the eyes and ears of this great photography event. Do not miss it!!!

AIPAD - The AIPAD Photography Show New York

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