Like Art Basel, which branched out from Basel to Miami in 2002 and will add Art Basel Hong Kong this month, Paris Photo established a new venue this year with Paris Photo Los Angeles. The fair, which will have its 17th edition in France in November, chose Paramount Pictures Studios in Hollywood as its L.A. beachhead. Each gallery represented there was in either a booth on one of three enormous sound stages or a storefront built into one of the period facades on the New York City back lot. In keeping with this setting, Paris Photo director Julien Frydman devoted a section of the fair to screenings of experimental films and encouraged exhibitors to explore the interface between still photography and the moving image today. Read More
When I first entered Paris Photo, the fair that took place last month at the Grand Palais, and stood at the top of a staircase overlooking this vast, glass-roofed hall built for the 1900 Exposition universelle, my view of the 120-plus booths exhibiting their wares below gave me the impression of an orderly, manageable event. But that was an illusion. As soon as I descended into the endless allées of galleries, the grid dissolved into a maze. Read More
Mixed Media. Courtesy Elizabeth Dee Gallery, New York, and the artist.
Extraction, the most recent series of mixed media collages