Overwhelmed by the photography market? Whether a beginner or more zealous collector or a photographer interested in learning more, join this 5-part virtual series. We provide the basics on collecting photography, with abundant insider tips from a pioneer collector. Each week, we focus on a different subject — questions to ask before you spend a penny, where to shop, how to buy at auction to virtual visits with prominent dealers. Topics include budget considerations, record keeping, signature indications, negative vs. print date, condition and much more!
- Photography collectors will become more knowledgeable and confident about the purchase of fine art photographs
- Photographers will get an inside peek into the commercial photography marketplace
- Students will gain a comprehensive understanding of how to buy and sell at photography auctions
Alice Sachs Zimet, Instructor
Alice Sachs Zimet, President, Arts + Business Partners (ABP) began to collect photography in 1985 and has amassed a collection of over 300 museum-quality images from 20th Century masters through the present. Alice is Chair, Photography Curatorial Committee, Harvard Art Museums; board member, Magnum Foundation; Chair, Acquisitions Committee, International Center of Photography (ICP); and teaches workshops at the ICP School, Griffin Museum, LA Center of Photography, Maine Media Workshops + College and NYU’s Steinhardt School, Graduate Program, Arts Administration. “Collector Profiles" and other press include Private Air magazine, Artsy, Wall Street Journal, Crain’s New York Business, New York Magazine, Inside Philanthropy, The Photograph Collector, and Art + Auction. Alice founded ABP to advise arts groups and business sponsors on corporate sponsorship, after a 20-year career as Director, Worldwide Cultural Affairs, The Chase Manhattan Bank. She created the first corporate sponsorship program in a commercial bank, worked across 14 countries and generated over $2 billion using the arts as a strategic marketing tool. Alice lives and works in New York City and continues to collect.
Gitterman Gallery (NYC)
Gitterman Gallery was founded in 2003, after Tom Gitterman was in the field for 13 years working for Pace/MacGill Gallery [intern], Zabriskie Gallery and Howard Greenberg Gallery. In addition to representing artists, estates and private collections, Gitterman maintains an inventory of selective work that spans the history of the medium in a full range of styles and periods including established artists as well as artists overlooked by the history of the medium. The gallery has 30 years of experience in the field and specializes in connoisseur level photographic art from the 19th Century to Contemporary.
Caroline Wall, Director
Robert Mann Gallery (NYC)
Founded in 1985, Robert Mann Gallery represents an international roster of prominent contemporary artists that continue to push the role of the photographic medium through unique visions and stylistic innovation. The gallery's program includes a strong group of women artists many of whom use narrative based work to tell stories through image such as Holly Andres, Julie Blackmon and Cig Harvey. A core collection of landscape artists, including Jeff Brows, Murray Fredericks, Michael Kenna and Maroesjka Lavigne capture the ever changing terrain through their own distinctive view. The gallery pairs this with an outstanding collection of 20th Century masters including works by Ansel Adams, Elisabeth Hase, Aaron Siskind, and Margaret Watkins, among others, that exemplify photography’s important visual past.
Caroline Wall is the Director of the Robert Mann Gallery. She graduated from McGill University with a degree in Art History and began her career in the art world at the O’Hara Gallery before joining the team at Robert Mann Gallery in 2006. With the gallery, Caroline has participated in many national and international art fairs and works with numerous contemporary photographers and estates organizing both solo and curated group exhibitions. Caroline is a member of the Board of Directors of AIPAD.
Credit: Class visit with Tom Gitterman, Gitterman Gallery, NYC. Alice Sachs Zimet.
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