Sotheby’s announce a Photography sale in a few weeks time, concerning portraits of Vivien Leigh taken by Cecil Beaton. The exhibition runs from the 12th of September to the 26th, to coincide with the anniversary auction of Leigh’s belongings due to take place on the 26th. The exhibition will take place at Sotheby’s London. Continue reading Sotheby’s ‘Cecil Beaton: Portraits of Vivien Leigh’ Exhibition
The annual Frieze art fair in London has announced its participating galleries and artists for this year’s edition. Frieze London is returning a week earlier this year, running from 6th-9th October at Regent’s Park, alongside Frieze Masters.
Check out the full listings and information and ticket prices at the official website: click here.
Art Basel’s annual festival opens on 16th June in Basel, but Switzerland’s first art fair dedicated solely to photography returns for the second time the day before on 15th June and runs until the 19th June, held at Volkshaus.
Participating galleries include:
Alain Gutharc (France)
camara oscura galeria de arte (Spain)
Catherine & André Hug (France)
Galerie Dix9 (France)
FABIAN & CLAUDE WALTER (Switzerland)
GALLERY FIFTY ONE (Belgium)
Flatland Gallery (Netherlands)
Galerie Binôme (France)
Galerie Monika Wertheimer (Switzerland)
Galerie Caroline Smulders (France)
Galerie Christophe Gaillard (France)
Galerie Esther Woerdehoff (France)
Galerie Eva Meyer (France)
Laurence Bernard (Switzerland)
Galerie Sit Down (France)
Galerie Suzanne Tarasiève (France)
Galerija Fotografija (Slovenia)
Grundemark Nilsson Gallery (Germany & Sweden)
in camera (France)
Kahmann Gallery (Netherlands)
Kromus + Zink (Germany)
Podbielski Contemporary (Germany)
Raffaella de Chirico Arte Contemporanea (Italy)
School Gallery Olivier Castaing (France)
Van der Mieden Gallery (Belgium)
Tickets start from 15CH (Roughly 13€, $15, £10) for day tickets. For more information on the festival click here
The second edition of Photo London will be taking place at Somerset House between 19-22 May 2016.
In addition to the main Fair of 80 of the world’s leading galleries, your ticket to Photo London includes access to major publishers, book signings, special installations and entry to three major exhibitions commissioned with the generous support of the LUMA Foundation – supporters of the Photo London public programme.
These exhibitions include:
Don McCullin, presented by Hamiltons Gallery
Craigie Horsfield, from the collection of the Wilson Centre for Photography
Sergey Chilikov: Photoprovocations, from the Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow
Tickets for the Photo London Talks programme, including Nick Knight, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Don McCullin, Mary McCartney, Ed Burtynsky, Olga Sviblova, Thomas Struth, Katy Grannan, Graham Nash, Alec Soth and Cheryl Newman will be released later this month.
See more by clicking here
The 2015 Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize has been announced with the £12,000 first prize awarded to David Stewart. Stewart’s portrait of his daughter and her four friends (above) was selected from 4,929 submissions. Stewart’s image was first composed and entered into the competition in 2008 before deciding to re-stage it and re-enter it last year.
Other winners included Anoush Abrar, Peter Zelewski (above) and Ivor Prickett. The John Kobal New Work Award went to Tereza Cervenova. Winners’ works and selected photographs will feature in the annual exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery London from 12 November-21 February.
Paris Photo 2015 starts on Thursday 12th November and runs until Sunday 15th November at the Grand Palais. 146 galleries are involved showing works ranging from Guy Bourdin at Louise Alexander to Brassai at Karsten Greve, as well as 26 Publishers taking part at the 19th edition of the fair. Exhibitions, Competitions, Book Signings and other events will take place throughout the long weekend including a book signing from Elliott Erwitt, the Aperture foundation Phonebook awards and book making workshops from Onestar Press.
A preview of what to expect this year is now available at parisphoto.com
Image: Annie Leibovitz with her children, Sarah, Susan and Samuelle, Rhinebeck, New York, 2015 (©Annie Leibovitz.)
On 16th January 2016 Annie Leibovitz is to begin a 10-city 12 month international tour of her new series ‘WOMEN: New Portrait’, an update of her ‘Women’ series of photographs, which were originally created in collaboration with Susan Sontag 15 years ago. The exhibitions, which begin in London at the Wapping Hydraulic Power Station, are free to the public and will be held in various currently undisclosed locations, but not the usual galleries or museums. The series is commissioned by the financial services company UBS and is the largest touring show the company have ever staged, taking in New York, Tokyo, Singapore, Mexico City, Istanbul, San Francisco, Frankfurt, Zurich and Hong Kong. The body of work will include photographs from the original series as well as new ones including portraits of Serena Williams, Gloria Steinem and Amy Schumer, and others which Leibovitz is still working on. The exhibition is expected to reflect “the changes in the roles of women today”.
Tickets for the London show will be available from December with the show closing on 7th February before moving on to Tokyo.
For more information visit: www.ubs.com/annieleibovitz
Leibovitz’s most expensive photograph sold at auction:
Queen Elizabeth II, Buckingham Palace, London, 2007 on 30th June 2011 at Sotheby’s London ‘Contemporary Art Day’ auction at a premium of £50,450 ($80,820). The print was estimated to sell for £8,000 – 12,000.
The Archival Pigment Print was donated to Sotheby’s by Leibovitz and measures at 40”(h)x60”(w). Edition 5 of 10, signed & numbered.