TANNENBAUM MOVES TO CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF ART
Barbara Tannenbaum has taken over as the next curator of photography for the Cleveland Museum of Art. Her appointment follows the 2010 retirement of the highly respected Tom Hinson, who held the post for over 38 years. That makes Tannenbaum only the second curator of photography in the museum's history. Tannenbaum was formerly the director of curatorial affairs at the Akron Art Museum and held the post since 2007. In this role, she was responsible for supervising curatorial and exhibition staff, collections management and the library. Before this post, she served as chief curator and head of public programs at the Akron Art Museum. Tannenbaum is well-published and has written extensively on photography and contemporary art. Most recently, she edited and co-published the book, "Detroit Disassembled", now in its third printing. She also served as editor and principal essayist for "Ralph Eugene Meatyard: An American Visionary", author and editor of "Ohio Perspectives: Five Sculptors" and essayist for "System and Sensation: Sol Lewitt's Wall Drawing" for the Akron Art Museum. The Cleveland Museum of Art's photography collection covers the history of the medium, which began in 1839. It is a carefully selected and balanced collection of over 5,000 images of the highest quality, representing many of the medium's major movements, including numerous inventive figures.
BLOOMBURY LONDON SOLD TO DREWEATTS
The Fine Art Auction Group, holding company for the Dreweatts and BCVA auction businesses, has acquired the London-based Bloomsbury Auctions business from Bloomsbury Auctions Ltd, consolidating the co-marketing alliance that has been in place between the two firms since October 2009. The acquisition of the Bloomsbury business is being effected through a newly-formed subsidiary which assumes all the current trade of the Bloomsbury Auctions business. Bloomsbury Auctions will continue to operate in tandem with Dreweatts and, working together, both will further expand their now integrated portfolio of services to the UK and European fine art and collectors markets. Bloomsbury Auctions Italia is not being acquired in the transaction and will continue to trade as Bloomsbury Auctions in Italy under a franchise arrangement.
MANG JOINS B&B IN L.A.
Lauren E. Mang has just been hired as the specialist in the photographs department at Bonhams and Butterfields in Los Angeles, under Judith Eurich. The auction company's next sale is Tuesday, November 1, 2011 in New York (56th/Madison Avenue) and the spring sale is in May 2012.
BAUDOIN LEBON GALLERY MOVES
Baudoin Lebon Gallery has moved as of August 1 to Carreau du Temple, 8 rue Charles François Dupuis in the third arrondissement of Paris. The new gallery is in the same Marais neighborhood and now has two levels. Its telephone numbers remain unchanged.
VANESSA WINSHIP AWARDED CARTIER-BRESSON PRIZE
Just a year after receiving the Descubrimientos PHE prize, British photographer Vanessa Winship has received the Henri Cartier-Bresson Prize, which is awarded biannually by the foundation. The jury, composed of seven influential figures in the world of photography, has awarded the prize for Winship’s upcoming project entitled “Out there: An American Odyssey.” The artist was given 30,000 euro to produce the new work. Once Winship has completed her American Odyssey project, the photographs will be exhibited at the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson in spring of 2013.
NEW 2012 EXPOSITION CHICAGO LAUNCHED
Former Vice-President of Art Chicago Tony Karman has announced the launch of a new fair entitled “Exposition Chicago”. The new fair will be held 2012 in the Festival Hall at Navy Pier, Chicago, IL, from September 19-23. The fair will consist of a hundred international galleries specializing in design, photography, modern and contemporary art, as well as new media. The event is supported by Art Expositions LLC, an organization run by Karman.