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AIPAD Redux, 2013

April 05, 2013  •  Leave a Comment


A visit the second day to more casually inspect the photo offerings confirmed my earlier impression that vintage prints dominate this year's AIPAD exhibit, not overwhelmingly, but significantly, most likely 60 to 40 percent. Why this is so, intrigues me, since last year contemporary images predominated. Is it appreciation for the photographic and printing skills of the revered masters? Nostalgia for earlier times and historical periods? No idea how brisk sales are, but a favorite of mine, an Eliot Porter for $14,000 was already sold. Gallery owners were gracious, friendly, anxious to chat about their wares, and in one instance, a representative outshone her offerings and consented to pose for a picture. I include it here. P4050026 P4050039 P4050038


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