The photography in Christie's First Open Armory week sale performed solidly. The overall Buy-In rate for the photographs on offer was less than 20% and the Total Sale Proceeds for photography fell in the middle of the range.
His name is Liu Bolin, also known as ‘ chameleon man’. A Chinese artist of the new generation (born in 1973), Liu Bolin is specialized of stunning performances in which he perfectly disguises himself as the surroundings, constantly playing between the visible and the invisible.
A recent article in the online journal SALON asks the question, is documentary-style photography dead? The piece cites the afterword to Aperture’s recent re-release of Nan Goldin's classic, The Ballad of Sexual Dependency.
We've asked Martin Parr, Gerry Badger, Colin Pantall, Bruno Ceschel, Mark Pearson, Jeffrey Ladd and Sebastian Hau to select the best photobooks of 2012. Of course they are missing BRANDT NUDES which came out very late 2012 and will publish in the USA in 2013.
I first heard that the National Portrait Gallery was planning an extensive exhibition devoted to the photographic portraits of Man Ray’s early last year whilst judging a London photography competition; and it instantly became an eagerly (for me at least) anticipated exhibition — and this morning the long wait was over, when I was lucky enough to see this comprehensive show ahead of its public opening tomorrow.
TIME 'Bill Brandt: Shadow and Light' at MoMA New York Times All told the show provides a sweeping view of Brandt's sensibility, his wide-ranging subject matter, his obsession with the printing process as an essential part of the photographer's art...
Totally awesome. One of the three seminal retrospectives of Brandt's work. Two of them by MoMA and one by The Bill Brandt Archive organised by John-Paul Kernot. What is not appreciated is how many fabulous images are left out of this stunning show. Go see it.
Swann Galleries in New York will sell dozens of influential and stunning photographs Monday in an auction of fine photography from old masters that continues to influence the way artists document the world today.
Kunst Haus Wien is devoting a major retrospective to the oeuvre of the 89-year-old photographer and painter Saul Leiter. The exhibition, which was developed in cooperation with House of Photography / Deichtorhallen Hamburg, presents the wide range of this versatile artist’s works, including early black-and-white and colour photographs, fashion images, painted photographs of nudes, paintings and a number of his sketchbooks.
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