AIPAD Photography Show 2013 New York Highlights

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

Fine art photography at AIPAD, Tom Wood
Tom Wood, Bloke looking at cheeky girl (From Looking for Love Series), 1986, 20x30"

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

Fine art photograph, AIPAD, Francesca Woodman at AIPAD
Francesca Woodman, Self Portrait with Lily, 8.25x8.25"

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

Fine art photography, Mark Steinmetz, AIPAD
Mark Steinmetz, Carey, Farmington, Georgia, 30x40" 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

Fine art photography, William Eggleston at AIPAD
William Eggleston, Elvis's grave/GRACELAND

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

Fine art photograph, James Welling, AIPAD
James Welling, Old German Meeting House, Waldoboro, ME, 17x26"

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

Fine art photograph, Alec Soth, AIPAD
Alec Soth, Angela, Los Angeles, 38x48"

Alec Soth at Weinstein Gallery (left; Vera Lutter on the right).

Elinor Carucci at Sasha Wolf Gallery

Fine art photograph, Elinor Carucci at Sasha Wolf Gallery, AIPAD
Elinor Carucci, The Woman that I Still Am #2, 13x20". 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.

Fine art photograph, Danille Nelson-Mourning
Danille Nelson-Mourning, Red Dress. The Weston Gallery.

I dont know of Danille Nelson-Mourning, but came across her photograph at The Weston Gallery.

Sharon Core at Yancey Richardson

Fine art photograph, Sharon Core, AIPAD at Yancey Richardson
Sharon Core, Peaches, 13 1/4x17 1/2". Yancey Richardson Gallery

One of the most beautiful contemporary–or any–photograph was by Sharon Core at Yancey Richardson (again, sorry for the poor quality).

Show Hours

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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