Wednesday, May 14, 2014

AIPAD - New York's Fine Art Photography Fair + FOOD: A Simple Cake

 Julie Blackmon's "Thin Mints", Robert Mann Gallery
 Julie Blackmon, "Thin Mints" (detail), Robert Mann Gallery


AIPAD's (Association of International Photography Art Dealers) 2014 Art Fair opened to great excitement at the Park Ave. Armory (643 Park Avenue between 66th and 67th Streets.) in the heart of Manhattan's upper east side. Visitors to the fair commented on the extraordinary range of photographic works on view and the warm atmosphere the Park Avenue Armory gives to this event. 
Collectors, major museum directors, curators, art dealers, business leaders as well as celebrities and the media know this annual show represents a collection of the best-in-the-world galleries dedicated exclusively to photographic techniques. Important and rare works of art were available.
Like all New York's art fairs, AIPAD was here for one short weekend, then the unsold masterpieces were dispersed back to their homes, around the world! 

Let us now enjoy some of the photographs featured in this interesting and different art fair.
Lee Marks Fine Art, Shelbyville, IN, USA

Alfred Eisenstaedt, "Shaker Village, Mass. 1974"
Galerie Johannes Faber

André Kertész, "Chez Mondrian, Paris" #11
neg. 1926, print. 1977, signed & dated
Michael Shapiro Gallery

André Kertész, "Satiric Dancer" Paris, 1926
Stephen Daiter Gallery, Chicago USA

Annie Leibovitz, "The Hudson River, New York" 1990
Archival Pigment Print, ed. of 40, 30" x 40", signed, Weinstein Gallery

Ansel Adams
"Magnetic Core Assembly, IBM Plant, Poughkeepsie"
The Weston Gallery, Inc., Carmel, CA, USA

Chinese Photographer Qin Wen
"Cattle Market - Three Gorges, Yangtze River Series" Hyperion Press Limited, NY

Charles Hewitt, "Salvador Dali" 1955
William L. Shaeffer Photographs

Chris Killip
"Rocker and Rosie Going Home" Seacoal Beach, Tynemouth, 1984
Eric Franck Fine Art, London

Edward Burtynsky, Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery, NY

Elliot Ross, "Animal (11), 2007, ed. of 10
Alan Klotz Gallery

Joel Meyerowitz, Howard Greenberg Gallery

Josef Koudelka
"Hauts-de-Seine, Parc de Sceaux, France, 1987"
Eric Franck Fine Art, London 

Julia Fullerton-Batten
"The End of the Affair"
Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA USA

Julia Fullerton-Batten photographer
Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA USA

Jurgen Schadeberg
"Nelson Mandela in his Cell on Robben Island (Revisit)"
 Platinum Print, 20" x 24"
Peter Fetterman Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, USA

Kevin Cooley,
"Controlled Burn 1"
2013 ed. of 4, 40" x 60",
Kopeikin Gallery
Kevin Cooley,
"Controlled Burn 2"
2013 ed. of 4, 40" x 60",
Kopeikin Gallery

Marc Yankus
"Stairs Building"
Clamp Art

Martina Bacigalupo,
"Gulu Real Art Studio VI"
twelve found color prints, unique 1/1

Yossi Milo Gallery

Michael Macku (from Czech Republic)
PACI Contemporary, Brescia, Italy

Michael Shapiro Photographs, Westport, CT, USA

Photographer Unknown
"Mobile Air Raid Shelter" (before and after)
England, Daniel Blau Gallery

Richard Avedon
"Andy Warhol, New York City"
Gelatin Silver Print, 8" x 10"
Barry Singer Gallery, Petaluma, CA USA

Sharon Core, "1866"
from the series 1606-1907 (photo taken 2012)
edition of 7
Yancey Richardson Gallery

Stephen Wilkes
"Snow Covered Bridge, Guilin, China" 2005
ed. of 10,
Peter Fetterman Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, USA

Vik Muni
"The Desperate Man, After Courbet" 2007 (From Gordian Puzzles), edition of 6
David Zwirner

Wang Ningde
"Some Days No. 8"
Silver Gelatin Print, ed. of 10,
M97 Gallery, Shanghai, China

William Genaust (1907-1945)
printed in 1945
Daniel Blau Gallery

Zhang We
"Artificial Theater" 2012 ed.of 10,
798 Photo Gallery, Beijing, China

(Source: All photographs in this issue were taken by ARTSnFOOD staff with the permission of the individual galleries and the AIPAD Fair Management. Photos are generally cropped-in some from the originals so are not exact renditions. All rights remain with the individual artist, fabricators, respective owners or assignees.)

A Simple Cake!

If you want to give a real treat of a "from-scratch" cake as a present to your family, your office or a friend, go ahead and buy the boxed cake mix, but make these substitutions. 
- Use unsalted butter instead of oil
- Use milk instead of water
- Add a few extra drops of vanilla. 

Voila! "I knew you were coming so I baked a cake!"

Buttercream Icing 


  • 1/2 cup solid vegetable shortening
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    4 cups sifted confectioners' sugar (approximately 1 lb.)
  • 2 tablespoons milk

  • Directions

    - In large bowl, beat shortening and butter with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla.
    - Gradually add sugar, one cup at a time, beating well on medium speed. Scrape sides and bottom of bowl often. When all sugar has been mixed in, icing will appear dry.
    - Gradually add milk; beat at medium speed until light and fluffy.
    - For a thinner consistency, add 2 - 4 tablespoons light corn syrup, water or milk.
    - For stiffer consistency, omit butter and substitute an additional 1/2 cup shortening and 1/2 teaspoon of Butter Flavoring. 
    - Keep bowl with icing covered with a damp cloth until ready to use.
    (Makes about 2 cups of icing.)

    (Source: cake mix idea from a facebook friend, icing from Wilton's Cake Decorating blog)

    Until later,

    ARTSnFOOD, is an online publication dedicated to "The Pursuit of Happiness through the Arts and Food." ™ All rights reserved for all content. Concept, Original Art, Original Text & "Original or Assigned Photography" are © Copyright 2014 Jack A. Atkinson under all International intellectual property and copyright laws. All photographs were taken and/or used with permission. Artworks © individual artists, fabricators, respective owners or assignees.


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    2. Can you please tell me the name of the photographer credited for taking the photo
      "Cattle Market - Three Gorges, Yangtze River Series"? Thank you.