Sunday, March 31, 2013

The Growing Blue Chip World of Investing in Photography

On Thursday, March 21 2013, a wonderful article entitled The Lens Rises in Stature appeared in the New York Times. For those of you who want the condensed version, museum photography departments across the country are attracting curators, seasoned professionals and directors who realize that photography exhibitions attract crowds.

More space, more exhibits and no fighting for wall space, photographs are appearing in one man shows like William Eggleston, Cindy Sherman and an upcoming Gary Winogrand show starting in name a few.

The "Color Rush:  75 Years of Color Photography in America" is at the Milwaukee Museum.  "The City Dynamic: Representing Crisis and Renewal in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles" is opening at the Art Institute in Chicago in October 2014.

At the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, whose photography department was founded in 1983 had fewer than 3,000 photographs in its collection; today it has some 15,000.

Although the Museum of Modern Art is younger than the Met, it started putting together its collection in 1930, a year after its founding- and a decade later the museum establishes a separate photography department. It now has a world-calss collection of modern and contemporary works.

Don't miss out on exploring collecting photography not only as being art in your home, but also as an investment in your future.