The Association of International Photography Art Dealers' (AIPAD) Photography Show '07 will be held Thursday, April 12 through Sunday, April 15, 2007. The show is now in its 27th year--the oldest and largest photography exposition in the United States. The Photography Show '07 is considered to be the world's premiere exposition of fine art photography, including both contemporary and vintage works. This will be the second year the Photography Show is held at the New York 7th Regiment Armory, a significant historic venue in the art world.
The Photography Show '07 features more than 90 fine art photography exhibitors from around the world and attracts thousands of visitors each year.
I Photo Central dealers Charles Schwartz, Ltd. and Contemporary Works/Vintage Works, Ltd. will both be exhibiting at the AIPAD fair. Please let either of us know if there are specific images that you would like to see at this show. Call Charles Schwartz at 1-212-534-4496 and myself, Alex Novak, at 1-215-822-5662. You can review our images on http://www.iphotocentral.com or on our individual websites.
Charles Schwartz Ltd., which will be in booth 317, will be featuring images of African-American slaves and African-American slaves after emancipation. The booth will also be showing a dozen cased images of the George F. and Mary H. Lee family. The photographs in this collection include portraits of the Lees and their retarded son, G. Burtis. Another great rarity on display will be an 1862 view by Victor Prevost of Willowdell Arch with the team that created Central Park standing on the pathway over the span.
From the 20th-century, Schwartz will exhibit a series of the Bunraku Puppet Theater by Taikichi Irie, whose photo retail shop in Osaka was destroyed by U.S. bombing raids in 1945. All the other known vintage prints from this series are believed destroyed. A series by W. Eugene Smith on Nurse Midwife Maude Callen will also be exhibited in the booth.
From China and the 21st century, Schwartz will be showing important contemporary artist Shi Guorui's unique 4 x 12 foot camera obscura photograph. Recent images by Guorui have sold at auction for over $45,000.
My own company, Contemporary Works/Vintage Works, Ltd., will be exhibiting in booth 425 at the far back left of the hall. We will feature the stunningly beautiful prints of the dance and theater work of Max Waldman and the gemlike vintage contact prints of Steiglitz's lover and protégé Dorothy Norman. We will also show an important circa 1877 panorama (13-3/8 x 44-3/8 inches) of a train heading east on Rockville Bridge, PA by Frederick Gutekunst. Other work to be available includes the rare and surreal work of Belgium artist Marcel Marien. In addition, we will also be showing 20th-century masterworks from Irving Penn, Edward Steichen, Man Ray, Andre Kertesz, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Horst, Francois Kollar, Brassai, Édouard Boubat, Robert Doisneau, Edward and Brett Weston, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Harry Callahan and many others.
My company also has in inventory major contemporary work by Arthur Tress (vintage prints, large-scale classic images and new color work), Marcus Doyle (large color, including several new images), Lisa Holden (large-scale color work, including unique painted pieces), Krzysztof Pruszkowski (black & white prints), Stanko Abadzic (black & white prints), Joel D. Levinson (vintage black & white prints and color work), Charlie Schreiner (contemporary daguerreotypes and prints) and Ted Jones (modern gum prints).
Special events at the AIPAD show include a preview benefit for Henry Buhl's foundation, the Association of Community Employment Programs (A.C.E.) for the homeless and its initiatives, the SoHo & TriBeCa Partnerships; a special invitational preview party the evening before the fair opens to the public; lectures, guided tours and other events connected with the event. The Benefit Preview will be held on Wednesday, April 11 from 7-10 p.m. Tickets are $75 each for the benefit. Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will be served.
The show is open to the public Thursday, April 12, 2-7 p.m.; Friday, April 13, and Saturday, April 14, 12-8 p.m.; and Sunday, April 15, 12-6 p.m. Tickets are available at the door and are $20 per person for a one-day pass, $30 for three days or $40 for four days. The Photography Show '07 will be held at the 7th Regiment Armory, located at Park Avenue and 67th Street, New York, N.Y. For additional information, go to AIPAD's website at http://www.aipad.com or call 1-202-986-0105.