For those who have not read last year's lengthier holiday message and for those who might want to re-read it again in this season, please click here: http://www.iphotocentral.com/news/issue_view.php/106/99
During the coming year, please come and visit us at http://www.iphotocentral.com
and at the many photography and art fairs that our dealers exhibit at. The website now has nearly 2,000 different photographers and 6,500 images up for sale. Sixty-five Special Exhibits are also located on the site with detailed essays and a gallery of focused work. The Collecting Issues and Resources area has expanded greatly to help even the most experience photography collector, curator or dealer. You can also find and search all 118 E-Photo Newsletters, as well as the largest and the most up-to-date events calendar for the photography market.
I do wish all of you safe, happy and loving holidays. And I hope that the New Year brings more peace and love into the world, and that each of us tries our best to get that accomplished. I know that latter statement makes me sound like a '60s hippie, but that is still my wish to you all.
In the story on Sotheby's Fall photography auction, I thought the buyer who won the Edgar Allen Poe daguerreotype was an art consultant, but she was actually a collector of Poe material. I also suggested that she was a young blond. Denise Bethel and Steve Perloff both told me that they are sure that the buyer would be very happy with that description, because she was in her early 50s. I told them both, "That is 'young' to me."
In our reporting of the Christie's auction action, I missed a world auction record for Herbert Ritts. As I revised the auction report: "Herb Ritts' group nude of Stephanie, Cindy, Christy, Tatjana, Naomi, Hollywood (lot 334), sold to the phones for triple the low estimate at $54,000, which is a new world auction record for a Ritts' photograph." I also had the wrong lot number on Penn's Woman in a Chicken Hat, which should have been lot 212 instead of 312. My thanks to Brian Appel's sharp eye.
In our book review for my friend Terry Bennett's wonderful new books on 19th-century Japanese photography, we went all dyslexic and managed to mix up the letters on one of the publishers' names, emails and websites. The second book in the review, "Old Japanese Photographs: Collector's Data Guide", was actually published by Barnard Quaritch Ltd., which can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
in order to purchase copies. For the complete corrected review, just click here: http://www.iphotocentral.com/news/article_view.php/126/117/671
And on the article on Photo LA, we must have confused a few readers with a headline that read: "PHOTO LA 2007 TO BE HELD JAN. 19-21", especially since the first sentence read: "Photo L.A. 2007 will be held January 18-21 at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, located at 1855 Main St., Santa Monica, CA." It is true that the regular show hours will start on Friday noon on January 19th, but there is also a charity reception on Thursday, January 18th, and it is for a very good cause, the Elton John AIDS Foundation. So come to the charity opening on January 18, but also come to the show on January 19, 20 and 21.
Contemporary Works / Vintage Works, Ltd. will be exhibiting again this year at Photo LA in booth 31. Come by and say hello. We will feature the work of several of our contemporary artists, especially Lisa Holden, Marcus Doyle, Stanko Abadžic, Krzysztof Pruszkowski and Joel D. Levinson. Of course, we will also bring a strong selection of vintage masterworks from the 19th and 20th century. Just veer a little to the right (not necessarily politically now) when you come through the main entrance. We are right up front and have taken the largest booth at the fair.