A Fresher AIPAD for 2013?
The AIPAD Photography Show New York launches again with 75 fine art photography galleries from around the world. There is the usual mix of contemporary and vintage fine art dealers and galleries lining the aisles of the East Side Armory, which sometimes makes for interesting juxtapositions: a vintage Atget could be displayed a few feet away from a contemporary color photograph by Alec Soth.
But I wonder if this time around things are a bit more diverse. For example, there seemed to be noticeably less, on first glance at least, Julie Blackmon photographs (in years past her work could have been seen in three or four booths) while there were a good mix of a range of work, including, for example, James Welling photographs at David Zwirner’s booth (right at the front).
Here are some quick highlights.
Tom Wood at Eric Franck Fine Art
One of the highlights for me was coming across some color work of the British photographer Tom Wood at Eric Franck Fine Art. I’ve known of his black and white photographs from the late seventies but these I found interesting and similar to Martin Parr.
Francesca Woodman at ClampArt
Brian Clamp’s booth was all secondary market, and among some of the excellent pieces was this Francesca Woodman photograph.
Mark Steinmetz at Jackson Fine Art
Apologies for the bad photograph of the photograph, but this Mark Steinmetz image was a stand-out among the other Southerns at Jackson Fine Art.
William Eggleston at PDNB Gallery
Again, appologies for the bad image but you already know it, right? A stunning dye transfer William Eggleston at PDNB Gallery (formally known as Please Do Not Bend Gallery).
James Welling at David Zwirner
This photograph by David Welling were part of a handful of typically diverse images (at first time exhibitor, David Zwirner Gallery).
Alec Soth at Weinstein Gallery
Alec Soth at Weinstein Gallery (left; Vera Lutter on the right).
Elinor Carucci at Sasha Wolf Gallery
This photograph by Elinor Carucci was paired with another image of her son lying on a sofa draped in blue: I liked both.
Danielle Nelson-Mourning at The Weston Gallery, Inc.
I dont know of Danille Nelson-Mourning, but came across her photograph at The Weston Gallery.
Sharon Core at Yancey Richardson
One of the most beautiful contemporary–or any–photograph was by Sharon Core at Yancey Richardson (again, sorry for the poor quality).
Show tickets are available for purchase at the Park Avenue Armory during Show hours.
Thursday, April 4 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday, April 5 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday, April 6 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday, April 7 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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