Gallery owners and their staff are usually hidden behind large entry desks and closed office doors. But at the major art fairs I've visited, like New York's Armory Show and Art Basel in Miami and Switzerland, they're in plain view in their booths.
As if on stage, you can see art dealers meeting with collectors, selling and negotiating, talking on cell phones, working on laptops, and manipulating touch screens in 21st century postures newly adapted for the latest electronic devices.
I found the lighting, costumes, and set design excellent for photographing these living dioramas, where the art world plays itself.
— Andy Freeberg
Andrea Meislin Gallery, New York
June 26 - August 8, 2014
Caught in brilliant flash after flash — the 1978-80's hedonistic decadence of the rich, beautiful and glamorous posers and actors who claimed this famed nightclub as their playground and parade ground.
An award-winning photobook, The Pigs echoes the design and form of "The Economist" to deliver photoessays of real situations in four countries suffering in economic crisis in the EU: Portugal, Italy, Greece, Spain — referred to by the financial press with the disparaging acronym PIGS.
Wassily Kandinsky said “White is an absolute silence full of possibility” — these minimalist landscapes of snow and black water aspire to that same sensibility.
This aptly named photobook is filled with visual poetry, simplicity of style, and the craft of a master.