Important photographic fine art by legendary artists including Ruven Afanador, Lucienne Bloch, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Flor Garduno, George Platt Lynes, Tina Modotti and Brett Weston at 2015 AIPAD Photography Show at Park Avenue Armory in New York April 16 – 19
NEW YORK – THROCKMORTON FINE ART (www.throckmorton-nyc.com) Executive Director Kraige Block, who serves as First Vice President of AIPAD, and is co-chairman of the AIPAD show, has selected an impressive array of international photographic talent to feature at the 2015 edition of AIPAD, this year from April 16 – 19, with an Opening Night Preview on April 15.
“AIPAD has gained wide admiration as the premier international photography event and attracts the world’s most sophisticated collectors of museum-quality photographic art, as well as top museum officials and their patrons.”
“Each spring the Association of International Photography Art Dealers (www.aipad.com) brings together more than 80 of the world’s leading specialists in photographic art who collectively present the most exciting new works entering the market. The offerings on display at AIPAD span more than 150 years, from the earliest 19th century photographic achievements to the most modern and contemporary works.
AIPAD also provides a wonderful way for professionals and collectors to become familiar with the newest forms of the art – from avant garde photo-based art, to video presentations and alternative social and new media. The AIPAD show makes the historic Park Avenue Armory at 67th Street the ‘must see’ destination the weekend of April 16 to April 19.”
Among Kraige Block’s choices for AIPAD is a 1931 gelatin silver print of Frida Kahlo at the Barbizon by Lucienne Bloch, a 1924 Tina Modotti print Calla Lily AP, as well as Modotti’s Tank No. 1, from 1927. Other vintage photography on offer includes George Platt Lynes 1930s Untitled Nude of Charles Vincent, and Manuel Alvarez Bravo’s 1931 The Daydream. From the 1960s Throckmorton Fine Art is showing Brett Weston’s 1964-67 Central Baja California/Mexico while 21st century works include Ruven Afanador’s 2001 print of Jose Luis Pintado Martinez, from his acclaimed Torero series and Flor Garduno’s 2000 print titled Embrace of Light.
Spencer Throckmorton says, “We are very fortunate this year to have acquired some unusually arresting photographic fine art to offer to AIPAD visitors. People who attend AIPAD shows are both enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the art; it is a joy to have them visit with us.”
Throckmorton Fine Art has been a leader among New York dealers in showing the most important contemporary Latin American photographers at its New York gallery at 145 East 57th Street. Gallery founder Spencer Throckmorton has also pursued a long held interest in Pre-Columbian art and Chinese jades and the gallery has continually staged important exhibitions and published numerous publications on those subjects.
The gallery’s commitment to connoisseurship is underscored by its sales to such major museums as The Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Getty and The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, along with the Reina Sofia in Madrid. Portions of collections the gallery was instrumental in forming have been donated to the Louvre. The gallery loans examples on a regular basis to such significant institutions as the National Gallery in London.
As the premier dealer offering vintage and contemporary Latin American photography, Pre-Columbian art, Chinese jades and Tribal art, Throckmorton Fine Art participates in internationally acclaimed fairs, including The Winter Antiques Show in New York each January, AIPAD and during March offers Chinese Jades during ASIA WEEK.