Inquiry into the state of the NEW YORK CITY art market at the end of this 2009 season shows that the economic and financial crisis has forced a number of galleries to close.
As often in hard times, the survivors are those who are the most adventuresome, the ones who give us the opportunity to discover more interesting art work than in our last few New York City visits. This is the case for paintings, from the most spontaneous to the most "photography like" realism. And photography is looking more and more like paintings, with very large formats, at the limit of abstraction at times. But also noticed was the return of a large number of very small sized prints.
The most innovative works are mostly installations and videos.
Chelsea and Williamsburg are two neighborhoods that have lost some of their gallery activities while the Lower East Side and Dumbo seem to blossom.
A special tribute to Sam Haskins who was present at his exhibit at the Milk gallery. It was the occasion for me to meet this British photographer whose work, which combines graphic design and photography, I have greatly appreciated since the late 60's.
DUMBO, in Brooklyn
Consolidates its reputation as an art neighborhood
LOWER EAST SIDE
The number of galleries is increasing more and more.
During this visit I also worked on a donation project from HABITAT Magazine to a New York City museum. Soon after the first publication of this magazine in 1982, I started contributing for its cover, images using architectural models that I built in my studio.
This future donation will consist of a selection of large prints from this collaboration.
A first selection of HABITAT Magazine cover images will soon be visible on the website:
One of my fall projects will be the design of the first book by PHOTO EN TOURAINE Publications. It will be devoted to the Dutch photographer AD VAN DER ZANDE.
This limited edition book, with a publication date scheduled for summer 2010, can be purchased by pre-subscription. More information on the website :
click on : Livres d'art
(the English version of this website will be online very shortly)
I will participate in the next exhibit of the ARTOTHÈQUE DU CENTRE VAL DE LOIRE at the Media Library of La Riche which runs from Tuesday December 1st to Saturday the 19th. Opening cocktail December1st, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.
Artothèque contact :
| The Media Library of Tours nord will present the Concerference "MISSISSIPPI DELTA" Saturday the 19th of December. My related "BLUESCAPES" exhibition will be visible there from Monday November 30th 2009 to Saturday January 2nd 2010.
The series can be see on the website :
at the chapter "BLUESCAPES"
I will offer the following workshops one last time in the Loire Valley this coming season :
FROM ALL AUTOMATIC TO ALL MANUAL PHOTOGRAPHY
UNDERSTANDING AND CONTROLLING LIGHT
part one : NATURAL LIGHT
part two : STUDIO LIGHTING
more information on the "workshop" page of the website
These workshops can be conducted in French or in English upon request.
Please let me know now if you are interested in participating in one or more of these workshops so that I can consult with you to help determine the best possible dates.
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