Season’s Greetings

Wishing you and yours a mindful holiday celebration.

Black Men with Christmas Trees

Donna and the ATFA Appraisals team.

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USPAP compliant appraisals of paintings, photography, prints and sculpture.

 

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Some Photography/Art Response and Recovery Resources

For collectors of photographs, whether individuals or institutions, there are several good resources on disaster recovery.

Smithsonian’s Cultural Rescue Initiative

American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works

*Field Guide to Emergency Response videos

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Water Segment video, AICHA

CERF+ The Artists Safety Net video

As Hurricanes Descend, Top Conservators Set Up an Emergency Hotline—and App—to Rescue Waterlogged Art – Artnews 9/8/17

Clock is ticking to dry out and salvage flood-damaged possessions left in wake of Hurricane Harvey – Houston Chronicle 9/4/17

 

African Photography to be exhibited at Margulies Collection at the Warehouse (Fall 2010)

As noted on the blog, In View: Jason Edward Kaufman on Art and Culture, at ArtInfo, and mentioned during his panel discussion at AIPAD, Martin Z. Margulies will exhibit works that focus on Africa at the Margulies Collection at Warehouse (Wynwood section of Miami, Florida) this fall (November 7 – April 2011).  Among the works will be photographs likely from noted African photographers such as Seydou Keita, Malick Sidibe, and Zwelethu Mthethwa, among others.

The ArtInfo blog announcement focuses on Margulies’ recent pledge of a $5 million bequest to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

See examples of Zwelethu Mthethwa’s work at the exhibition, Zwelethu Mthethwa: Inner Views, now at the Studio Museum of Harlem through October 24, 2010.  See The New York Times review of the exhibition and the recent Aperture monograph on Mthethwa’s work.

Four examples of Mthethwa’s work was sold at the AFRICA auction held at Phillips de Pury in May.  His works were estimated from 4,000 to 15,000 USD, and sold for 5,000 to 27,000 USD, respectively.

Mr. Mthethwa is an artist represented by the Jack Shainman Gallery.

Zwelethu Mthethwa, Untitled (from Common Ground series), 2008, Chromogenic color print on crystal archive paper, 59 x 76 ½"

Panopticon Auction for Haitian Relief

The Panopticon Gallery in Boston, Massachusetts will be holding a photography silent auction to aid relief services in response to the January 12 earthquake in Haiti.

Panopticon is featuring two works of note to our African Diaspora Photography readers:
*’Mute, 1991′ by Frank Stewart
*’The Two Kings’ by Ernest C. Withers

Ernest C. Withers, The Two Kings, Elvis Presley with B.B. King at WDIA Goodwill Review, December 7, 1957

The gallery posts a “starting bid” and “buy it now” price for each offer. The silent auction is held in conjunction with “Blues for Haiti” a fundraising effort for Partners in Health, an on the ground relief service in Haiti.

Please avail yourself of this silent auction opportunity and the many other worthwhile efforts to generate relief funds for Haiti.