Thursday, October 31, 2013

Paris Photo is Coming Nov 14 to 17

Paris Photo is a major international fine-art photo festival and market taking place November 14 to 17, 2013 at the Grand Palais in Paris. This year--the 17th annual--136 galleries and 27 photo-book specialists will participate. (Another version of the show happens April 25 to 27, 2014 in Los Angeles.) All the info on Paris Photo is here and the press kit in English is here. The press kit also includes a comprehensive list of museum shows happening in Paris during Paris Photo. 

The show is open to the public from 12:30 to 8 pm daily, except on the 17th when closing is 7 pm. Ticket info is here

And for still more info: 
Tel +33 (0)1 47 56 64 69,, 
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Twitter : @ParisPhotoFair /#parisphoto 
One of the many related events happening during Paris Photo is an auction of a portion of the outstanding photo collection of the Institut Catholique de Paris (ICP). The auction takes place at Drouot in Paris on November 17th, 2013. These complete sets of 19th-century images have never been shown to the public nor appeared on the art market.

The general themes are 19th-century architecture and views of Paris, science, tourism (Italy, Corsica, Alps, Pyrenees, Mont-Saint-Michel, Spain, North Africa, Turkey, Portugal) and the military.

The sale, by the Ader auction house, covers more than 200 lots, about three quarters of ICPs holdings. The collection brings together many of the biggest names in 19th-century photography including original prints by Gustave Le Gray, a rare album from Désiré Charnay (including photographs from his voyage to Mexico from 1857 to 1860), an album of Charles Nègre on the Vincennes imperial asylum (made in 1858 on an official demand of the Emperor Napoleon III), beautiful prints from Edouard Baldus and the panorama of Paris above, by the Bisson brothers.

Also for sale is a new collection of silver prints of the Shroud of Turin made in 1931 by Giuseppe Enrie, some of which measure up to 2.40 meters long. For half a century, these were the only documents of the relic.

Proceeds from the sale are expected to be around € 800,000. Shown above are a few of the France and Provence images that will be auctioned. Here are all the details on the previews and auction:

Nov 7 to Nov 9: Presentation preview at the Catholic Institute of Paris, #21, rue d’Assas, F-75006 Paris.

Nov 12 to Nov 14, 10 am to 6 pm: Public exhibitions at Ader Auction House #3, rue Favart, 72002 Paris. 

Public exhibitions at Drouot Richelieu : Saturday November 16 (11 am to 6 pm) and Sunday November 17 (11 am to noon). 

Sunday November 17 at 2pm: Public auction at Drouot Richelieu, #9, rue Drouot F-75009 Paris, Room 6.

For more info:, or +33 (0)6 72 59 57 34.

Chosen from the thousands of images that will be on view during Paris Photo:
1. Man Sitting on a Cafe Terrasse by Gunnar Larsen, 1973.
2. February in Tiksi by Evgenia Arbugaeva.
3. La Chute by Denis Darzacq.
4. Serengeti Lion by Peter Beard.
5. Cfaal 313 by Jessica Eaton.
6. Le Fabriquant de Reve by Thierry Fontaine.
7. Zacharie by Alexandra Catiere.

From the Auction:
8. The Pont du Gard in 1870, by an unknown photographer.
9. Avignon Inundations by Edouard Baldus depicts the flood of 1856. The print is 29.3 x   44.1 cms and is expected to sell for €3,000 to 4,000€.
10. Panorama de Paris (1855) is composed of two albumen prints, from collodion glass negatives. It's 33.6 x 84.7 cms and is expected to fetch € 10,000 to €15,000. The Bisson brothers--Auguste Rosalie (1826-1900) and Louis Auguste (1814-1876)--worked together and signed their work ''Bisson.'' 
11. The Canal Saint Louis du Rhone by Adolphe Terris (1871).

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