Carrie Mae Weems NY Exhibits, Recent Auction Results

New York City was fortunate to have two premier art institutions host a retrospective and body of work by the esteemed American photographer, Carrie Mae Weems.  Her work was recently seen at the Guggenheim Museum, Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Video, and at the Studio Museum of Harlem, Carrie Mae Weems: The Museum Series, ending Sunday, June 29.  The Guggenheim show has a handsome catalog.

Alongside her New York exhibitions,  Weems’ work was recently sold at auction:

Untitled (from the Kitchen Table Series), 1994, 3/25. Silver gelatin print. Wright Auctions (Chicago, New York): Art & Design. 2/27/14, Lot 218, Est. $2,000-3,000. Sold: $3,825.

The Kitchen Table Series: Untitled (Eating Lobster), 1990, 4/5. Silver gelatin print. Phillips (New York): Contemporary Art Day. 5/16/14, Lot 253, Est. $8,000-10,000. Sold: $27,500.

ImageJim, If You Choose To Accept, The Mission Is To Land On Your Own Two Feet (1990), 2/5. Silver gelatin print. Christie’s (New York): Post-War and Contemporary Art. 5/14/14, Lot 331, Est. $10,000-15,000. Sold: $20,000.


Untitled (Woman and daughter with children), 1990, 4/5. Silver gelatin print. Phillilps (New York): Photographs. 4/1/14, Lot 253, Est. $5,000-7,000. Sold: $32,500.



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.

The Gordon Parks Award Dinner and Auction — Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Celebrating Fashion,” The Gordon Parks Award Dinner and Auction will be held on TUESDAY, JUNE 2, 2009 at the Gotham Hall, 1356 Broadway at 36th Street, New York, NY.

6:30 p.m. Cocktails — 7: 30 p.m. Dinner — Cocktail Attire. The event is honoring fashion model and activist, Liya Kebede; activist and philanthropist, Russell Simmons; and fashion designer, Isabel Toledo. Gloria Vanderbilt and President William Jefferson Clinton are the honorary chairs.

Among the photographs to be auctioned are works by LARRY BURROWS (“Louis Armstrong”), ANNIE LEIBOVITZ (“Barack Obama”, “Michelle Obama“), ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE (“Alistair Butler”), GORDON PARKS, HERB RITTS (“Nelson Mandela“) and others.

The auction catalog is available on the website of The Gordon Parks Foundation, organizers of the event.

Barack Obama. Photo: Annie Liebovitz
Barack Obama. Photo: Annie Leibovitz

Michelle Obama.  Photo: Annie Liebovitz

Michelle Obama. Photo: Annie Leibovitz