Issue #77  9/20/2004
1st Photo New York Show to Be Held At The Metropolitan Pavilion, October 14-17

Photo New York 2004 will be held October 14-17 at the Metropolitan Pavilion, located at 125 W. 18th St., and will feature contemporary photo-based work and images from leading 19th and 20th-century artists.

Over 40 premier galleries and private dealers will be exhibiting at Photo New York 2004. Confirmed exhibitors to date include New York galleries Charles Schwartz Ltd. (an I Photo Central member), Winter Works on Paper, ClampArt, Lyonsweirgallery, Ethan Cohen Fine Arts, Katrina Doerner, 511 Gallery, Hamburg Kennedy Projects + Photographs, PowerHouse Gallery & Books and SCALO, and European galleries HackelBury Fine Art Limited, OMC and Galerie Poller, plus many other galleries from across the U.S. Vintage Works, Ltd. will also be exhibiting from booth 29.

"We are expecting a strong response for this exciting new event on both a local and international level from collectors, art enthusiasts and novices alike," says Stephen Cohen, owner of the Stephen Cohen Gallery and producer of Photo New York 2004. "With the wonderful line-up of exhibitors and art pieces to be featured at Photo New York 2004, we believe that the event will soon become touted as one of the most prestigious annual art events in the city."

The show will kick off with a reception hosted by actor Matt Dillon and actor/producer Fisher Stevens on Thursday, October 14 from 6 to 9 p.m. to benefit the Jewish Museum in New York City, in honor of its centennial. Widely admired for its exhibitions and educational programs that inspire people of all backgrounds, the Jewish Museum is the preeminent United States institution exploring the intersection of 4,000 years of art and Jewish culture. Guests will enjoy all the wonderful works of art on display as well as a hosted cocktail reception.

Tickets to the reception are $75 and are available for purchase at the door or in advance by calling 1-212-423-3267. In addition, in celebration of the Jewish Museum's centennial and introduction of Photo New York 2004, noted photographer and Guggenheim recipient Elinor Carucci has donated prints in an edition of 50 that can be purchased from the Museum for $500 (entry to reception for two included in fee). Proceeds from the opening reception will benefit the Museum's Photography Acquisitions Fund.

"The Jewish Museum's photography collection currently contains 1,200 prints of artistic significance that illuminate the diversity of the Jewish cultural experience. The Museum is actively building a unique photography collection that ranges from mid 19th-century to cutting edge contemporary works. We are extremely pleased that the opening night of Photo New York 2004 will support our efforts to acquire additional works of photography that strengthen this collection," said Ruth Beesch, Deputy Director for Program, the Jewish Museum.

In conjunction with the exhibition, a lecture series will take place on Saturday, October 16 in the upstairs gallery of the Metropolitan Pavilion with special speaking engagements by acclaimed artists including Larry Fink and Joel-Peter Witkin. Additionally, there will be a seminar sponsored by the George Eastman House NYC Collectors Club entitled "The Evolution of Photography in Print".

Exhibition hours are Friday, October 15 and Saturday, October 16, 11 am to 7 pm and Sunday, October 17, 11 am to 6 pm. Tickets are $15 for a one-day pass and $25 for a three-day pass. But if you print out this article and present it at registration you will get these tickets at the reduced rates of $10 and $15 respectively. This special rate is only available on site, but remember to bring your printout. Lecture and seminar tickets are $10 per person, per speaking engagement and are not subject to discount.

All exhibition, lecture and seminar tickets are available for purchase at the door or in advance by calling 1-323-937-5525. For additional information, please visit http://www.photographynewyork.net .