Re: Hello New York

From: Judy Seigel ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 05/03/04-12:37:28 PM Z
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On Sun, 2 May 2004, lva wrote:

> In the end of June, I will be in New York for a few days. For arts sake
> only.
> Any idea where I could see:
> * great gum prints (special interest: Steichen, Demachy, Kaesebier,
> actually most of the photographers published in "Camera Work")

Hi Iva,

In the normal course of events you could visit the permanent collection of
the Museum of Modern Art and see vintage prints of great interest, but the
Modern is undergoing another aggrandizement and is operating temporarily
in Queens... I don't know what if any of their permanent collection is on
view there, but presumably they have a web site which might reveal it.

Then of course the Metropolitan Museum has a good vintage collection, and
the corridor leading to their print rooms always has works of interest,
regardless of what the special shows are -- sometimes prints, sometimes
photographs, even last year some early 19th century processes. Again, you
can probably access their calendar by web site, but they wouldn't mention
individual prints.

My suggestion in any event would be forget any particular list -- you can
do more for your art and your soul by visiting the medieval, Egyptian,
Persian, Indian, Greek, Asian, etc. etc. rooms, corridors, collections,
iron work, carvings, tapestries, porcelains, etc. etc. etc. at the
Metropolitan Museum than a thousand Ansel Adams could do for you.

New York is not an "alternative photography" town, as I've said in these
pages many times, and if there's a way to see a Demachy here I'd sure like
to know about it... (though your view of New York is immensely flattering.
I'll try to keep it in mind !)

There's also the fact that such shows as there are in private galleries
don't generally send their announcements until a week or two in advance,
so we wouldn't know now of something that might be coming up in your time
frame... However, there is a website of show announcements, used to be
"Photography in New York," now I think just "Photography." And I do
happen to have two announcements for shows that will be on then:

"Object/Place/Process" will be on May 14 to July 17 at Sepia
International, 148 West 24 th St. I don't know about the other three
artists in the 4-person show, but Sookang Kim, a former student of mine,
does marvelous gum prints -- as she did from her very first one. That was
about 6 years ago, so I figure she's gotten even greater in the interim.

One other show I plan to visit from seeing the announcement image is Luis
Gonzalez Palma at Robert Mann Gallery, 210 11th Ave. I know the name, but
little more about his work and the announcement does not tell us anything
so vulgar as the process of the print shown. But it's brown, and out of
the ordinary... and Mann is one of the more interesting photo galleries
these days. (And both these galleries are in the trendy new Chelsea art
district, where almost every doorway has another new gallery.)

As for Camera Work, if you take a side trip to Philadelphia (a relatively
short but relatively expensive train ride) you can see a show that sounds
fascinating -- some 64 plates from Stieglitz's "Camera Work" are in a
travelling show that will be at the Philadelphia Art Alliance from May
until August.

But remember that most galleries in NYC are closed Sunday & Monday...
and one more thing: I absolutely guarantee, there is nothing about an
"Ansel Adams" seen on the wall you couldn't get from seeing it in a
book... anywhere.



> * any other outstanding works in alternative photography
> * original prints by Ansel Adams
> * paintings by Odd Nerdrum (additionally to the works Forum Gallery will
> exhibit in June)
> * paintings by Gerhard Richter
> * anything by Bill Viola
> * shadow paintings and movies by Andy Warhol
> Greetings
> Brahma
Received on Mon May 3 12:43:47 2004

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