Guest Blogger Gail Sachson, owns Ask Me About Art, an education service offering tours, lectures, commentary and consultation.
Instead of reading this, you actually should be perusing the Heritage Auction Galleries site www.ha.com, checking out their Inaugural Photography Auction, which will be this Friday , Dec. 12, at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. It’s all there!
Edward Steichen, Walker Evans, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Andre Kertesz, Dorothea Lange, Eugene Smith, Bernice Abbott, Aaron Siskind, Alfred Eisenstaedt, Imogen Cunningham, Brett Weston, Robert Mapplethorpe, Ansel Adams and more, more, more. All there because of the newly appointed Director of Vintage and Contemporary Photography, Lorraine Anne Davis.
Davis is a wonderful addition to Big D. She will put Dallas on the map as a photography savvy center and add Heritage “as a major player on the field”, says B&W magazine. She is a private appraise, a photographer, Bernice Abbott’s printer, a writer, a curator, an archivist and an author. She has single-handedly accumulated about 350 works. The staff matted and framed them without glass, protected the images with mylar and cleverly hung them with velcro (no nails, quick to de-install for the next auction or to take off the wall to show to a client).
Even if you’re not a bidder (and how can you resist?) you must stop by the auction preview at 1518 Slocum in the Design District and feast your eyes on the multitude of iconic prints, which even the novice will rejoice in recognizing and delight in examining up close. Ask for Lorraine. Each piece has a story, and she knows them all.