PARIS PHOTO GETS NEW LOCATION AND DIRECTOR
Paris Photo is moving to the Grand Palais, a larger and more impressive setting than its old home at the Carrousel du Louvre. It has also gotten a new director, Julien Frydman. He was head of Magnum Photos in Paris since 2006 and has been a consultant of the LUMA Foundation for Le Parc des Ateliers in Arles since January 2011. He takes over from Guillaume Piens, the former director. The 2011 edition will mark the 15th anniversary of Paris Photo. The photography fair will run from November 9-13, 2011.
PLANS UNDERWAY FOR EGGLESTON MUSEUM
The Commercial Appeal reports that plans are underway for a $15 million, 15,000-sq.-ft private William Eggleston museum in Memphis. Preparation for the new institution has been spearheaded by New York-based intellectual property lawyer Mark Crosby, who has promoted the idea to a group of philanthropists and has already raised $5 million in pledges. The museum is expected to open in 2013, in one of three midtown Memphis sites: Overton Park, Overton Square, or the Crosstown neighborhood. It will house the offices of the Eggleston archive, overseen by the Eggleston Trust, which is headed by the photographer's son Winston, as well as gallery spaces to show the photographer's work and the work of other contemporary artists. In exchange for storing and maintaining the archive, the museum will have the research and display rights to more than 60,000 photographs.
CAMERA OBSCURA GALLERY CLOSING ITS DOORS
The Camera Obscura Gallery will be closing its doors at the end of April, 2011 to enable Hal Gould, its owner, to work on his memoires, to return to the darkroom and to organize his extensive collection of work. For over 50 years, Hal Gould has promoted and shown fine-art photography. In 1963, he co-founded the Colorado Photographic Art Center, which was one of the first venues devoted exclusively to showing and promoting photography as a medium for fine art. In 1979 he opened the Camera Obscura Gallery on 1309 Bannock Street, Denver, CO. Not only has Gould been a tireless advocate of photographic art, but he is also a master photographer. The gallery certainly will be missed--not only in the Denver community--but nationally and internationally.
DANIEL BLAU OPENS NEW GALLERY IN LONDON
Daniel Blau Ltd. opens its new international gallery space in London on April 7, 2011 with the exhibition: "A-BOMB: Pictures of Disaster". Brad Feuerhelm has been named director of the new gallery, which at 51 Hoxton Square, London N1 6PB; phone: +44-207-831-7998. Feuerhelm has been in the photography market for the last 11 years, working as a dealer, a publisher, an expert and a collector. He holds degrees in History of Art and Fine Art Photography from the University of Minnesota. Feuerhelm's own company, Ordinary Light Photography, will soon be changed to a research and discussion forum. The ground-floor space of the new gallery will be primarily used for exhibitions of photography-based art, changing approximately every four to six weeks.
CHRIS BEATLES OPENS PHOTOGRAPHY SPACE
Chris Beetles Gallery has opened a second space devoted just to photography on 3-5 Swallow Street, just off Piccadilly, in London; phone: +44-207-434-4319; email@example.com . The new gallery is a natural extension of the main gallery's photographs department. It will be run by the main gallery's photography specialist, Giles Huxley-Parlour, who has put together all the photography shows at the original Ryder Street location over the past four years. There are already eight exhibitions planned for the year ahead, the first of which is "Eve Arnold", which runs through March 5.
CONSERVATOR JEN OLSEN JOINS GAWAIN WEAVER
Conservator Jennifer Olsen will join Gawain Weaver Conservation and Consulting Services later this month. The Studio is located at 12 Seibel St., San Rafael, CA 94901-5006; phone: 1-415-446-9138. Olsen is a treatment conservator with a background in fine art printmaking, which she studied at Pratt Institute. For over 20 years she has specialized in the conservation of photographs and works of art on paper. She worked privately for many years in New York and Connecticut.
DNJ GALLERY OPENS BERGAMOT STATION LOCATION
Dnj Gallery has opened new space in Bergamot Station at 2525 Michigan Avenue, Suite J1, Santa Monica, CA 90404; 1-310-315-3551; firstname.lastname@example.org . The gallery hours are Thursday through Saturday, from 10 am to 6 pm. The Gallery introduces contemporary works by emerging and established artists, while displaying a broad range of subject matter and techniques. Dnj Gallery is currently showing its inaugural Bergamot Station exhibition of new color photographs by artist Jane O'Neal entitled "Environmental Memory Part II: Taking Flight." Gallery II presents the show "Intersection," featuring the work of Robert von Sternberg. Its upcoming exhibition of the newest work by the artist Michael Eastman, entitled "Plexagraphs" will be shown March 26-May 28 in gallery I. In gallery II, DNJ will present the artist Maria Luisa Morando with her current series, "Silver."
MONIKA FINANE JOINS VILLA GRISEBACH'S NYC OFFICE
Monika Stump Finane has joined German auction house Villa Grisebach's New York office, which is located at 120 East 56th Street, Suite 635, New York, NY 10022. Having earned her Master's degree in Art History from Freie Universität Berlin, Finane was curatorial assistant to Heiner Bastian, preparing the major traveling exhibition "The Andy Warhol Retrospective" (Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin; Tate Modern; MoCA L.A., 2001–2002). She was then a researcher for the Lyonel Feininger Catalogue Raisonné, an ongoing project based in New York. In 2006, Monika joined Villa Grisebach in Berlin as a specialist for Contemporary Art. Together with Philipp Gutbrod, Finane will now represent the auction company throughout the U.S. They can be contacted at 1-212- 308-0762 or email@example.com .