«Photographies modernes et contemporaines»: vente aux enchères
Eugène Atget ouvre la vente de photographies avec quatre très beaux tirages albuminés dont un rare Nu de la série « Paris Pittoresque III » de 1921 (3 000-4 000 €). Un autre tirage de ce « Nu » figurait dans la Collection de Man Ray. Il est actuellement conservé à la George Eastman House, Rochester, N.Y.
La sculpture très renommée de « Léda » de Constantin Brancusi, 1921, photographiée par l’auteur, est représentée par un tirage d’époque exceptionnel (15 000-20 000 €).
MAN RAY : Très rare ouvrage « Résurrection des mannequins » avec les mannequins réalisés par Salvador Dali, Oscar Dominguez, Marcel Duchamp, Max Ernst, Andr...
The New York Photo Festival 2010“NYC is the melting pot, the metropolis of the world, and therefore the most natural location for a festival with a mission to bring together global talent that is both timely and critical.”
Jody Quon, curator, NYPH’09
The First International Photography Festival in the United States
Photography, one of the most important visual media of our lives, has been surprisingly uncelebrated, particularly in the United States. New York City, home to the most influential commercial and fine art photography community, has lacked—until now—a large-scale event dedicated to photography. The inaugural New York Photo Festival (May 14–May 18, 2008) delivered a dynamic, high-quality event in what is arguably the photographic capital of the world. This event celebrated both contemporary photography ...
An Artificial Wilderness: The Landscape in Contemporary Photography
Man’s impact on the natural landscape takes the form of construction, destruction and intervention in the photographic imagery of An Artificial Wilderness. The title borrows a phrase from the W. H. Auden poem The Shield of Achilles (1952), referring to modern society’s passive stance toward the decline of human values, and its disregard for the physical world. Exemplifying this idea at its most extreme, Edward Burtynsky captures the world’s largest accumulation of discarded rubber tires. Lewis Baltz confronts an uncommon, mundane subject—an urban parking lot—and finds beauty. Rosemary Laing documents a seamlessly laid, floral wall-to-wall carpet in a eucalyptus forest to symbolize the domestication of the natural environment. In diverse works dating from the 1960s to the present, and feat...
Vision devotion revelationHackelBury Fine Art has brought together practitioners from around the globe who, despite their differing origins and schooling, all explore that fascinating place, or state of mind, that is sometimes just beyond our fingertips’ grasp, at other times so distant as to be barely imaginable. These artists are progressive thinkers, delving into a realm with which philosophers, priests, and quantum physicists alike have grappled for centuries and attempted to explain or rationalise. Viewers who connect with the works in this exhibition will experience an uplifting and enlightening encounter. It is a feeling that transcends the written word, yet here I attempt to illuminate the attributes that make these artists so intriguing.
The desire to capture an ethereal, transcendent world, and to fix it on paper, has occupied ...
DOUG + MIKE STARN “Oppositions of Coincidents”Torch Gallery is pleased to announce Oppositions of Coincidents, an exhibition of Doug and Mike Starn's most recent photographs.It coincides with the European premier of Absorption + Transmission, on view at the Stedelijk Museum De Lakehnhal, Leiden, May 11th, through October 8th, 2006.
For the Starns the reproduction of a relic of art history, signifies, timelessness, evanescence, and introduces the idea of sublimation. The inevitable imperfections all art must suffer, and the way in which aging becomes part of the meaning of the work is the core.Oppositions of Coincidents, features as series of color-carbon prints of sculptures of bodhisattvas and Chinese deities from the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art (NYC) and the Freer Sackler Galleries (Washington, D.C.). The Starns focused on gilded and...