Tuesday, July 15, 2014
With the growth of post-war and contemporary art, so too is the edition of photography being included as an integral part of a strong collection.
Major retrospectives continue to circle the globe. Most recent is that of Gary Winogrand, which premiered in San Francisco, traveled to Washington, D.C., is currently in New York at the Metropolitan Museum of Art through September 21, and then on to Paris and Madrid.
The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art has long been renowned for its photography. Most recently however, the museum announced that as part of its expansion project (it expects to reopen in 2016) it will create a center with more than 11,000 square feet devoted to photography exhibitions. This space will be the largest in the country to be used solely for that purpose, and thereby doubling the amount of space devoted to photographs and allowing curators to triple the number of pictures from the museums's own collection that they can exhibit yearly.
The steady efforts of; curators of photography at museums, galleries and countless collectors have paved the way for the appreciation photography enjoys today. While early, modern photographers asserted the value of the medium, it was only decades later that the market and appetite for collecting began to have an equal footing as art.
The best way to collect and experience is of course in person, in a setting and with time to enjoy, examine and take in all aspects of the work or works. What makes a good photograph is what speaks to you. What makes a photograph more valuable is the strength of the image, condition, provenance, rarity, artists reputation and public displays to name a few.
So let's celebrate this ever expanding medium and the continued appetite to live with wonderful images around us that make us smile, laugh, remember and simply enjoy.
Photographer: Arthur Elgort
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
11 PHOTOGRAPHERS AMONG WINNERS OF 2014 GUGGENHEIM FELLOWSHIPS
The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation announced the recipients of their 2014
fellowships. Eleven photographers are among the 178 recipients.
Matthew Pillsbury, a highlight not only an earlier blog of mine, but also a photographer both I and many of my clients have added to there growing collections over the past many months, is one of the eleven recipients. His award was based on his most recent series which is currently photographing Japan. An article also appeared in the New York Times Magazine section on April 25th called a Country In Bloom which highlighted some of these beautiful images.
Matthew Pillsbury (born in Neuilly, France, 1973) received his BA in fine art from Yale University in 1995 and an MFA from the School of Visual Arts, New York, in 2004.
His work has been exhibited internationally and is widely held in private and museum collections, including the Museum of Modern Art, Guggenheim Museum, Musee du Louvre, Paris and Tate Modern to name a few.
Please email or call regarding pricing, sizing and availability. Note: Other images are available.