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April 24, 2006

Blind Spot Auction

Tonight is the inaugural Blind Spot Magazine Benefit Photography Auction, it takes place at Phillips de Pury, 450 West 15th street, 7 to 8pm, with the live auction starting at 8pm by Rick "The Hammer" Wester.

For those clueless individuals who don't know Blind Spot, it's probably the leading US Modern Art Photograph Magazine.

Blind Spot Magazine is the international source book of photography-based fine art for artists, collectors, creative directors, designers, curators and art lovers. Blind Spot publishes new works by the world's most renowned artists and discovers vital new work by up-and-coming artists. The collaboration of the editors and the ideas expressed by the individual artists make each issue of Blind Spot emerge as a single work of art.

I believe the event is free to all, auction items range from $1,000 to $40,000, and for all you drinkers includes free cocktails. Unfortunately for Blind Spot tonight at 5pm is the first night for the Big Christies Spring Photography Auction, and there also is a popular Aperture Foundation Founders and Trustees cocktail party.. so with the NYC photography world split between 3 big events.. this charity auction may not be too well attended.  Absentee bid can be left on the Blind Spot website.

Richardmisrach_blindspot They have donated work by over 50 well known artists including : John Baldessari, Tina Barney, Lee Friedlander, Candida Hofer, Vik Muniz, Clifford Ross, Ed Ruscha, Lorna Simpson, and Jeff Wall.

And I just love this amazing Richard Misrach Mono Lake #2, California, 1999 C-print, Edition : 1/7 (Est. Retail Value : $7,000- 8,000)which was donated by the Fraenkel Gallery of San Francisco and Pace/MacGill Gallery.


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Hi. The Richard Misrach sold for $10,000.

So, how was it??

We went to the party but it was too hot to stick around for the auction


for all you drinkers...I hear passed on warm beer is the new thing!

Louise - Yes with the new book and Huge Pace Show Misrach Prices are all going up fast.

DCKT - I couldn't actually attend the BlindSpot event.. just submitted absentee bids..which all lost!

Brett - At Phillips, drinks and the crowd are both Cold, unlike the warm bear & all you Hotties at the Eagle!

That wasn't dckt it was dcfa...

And, since you lost all of your lots at Phillips please visit www.igavel.com for many fab photos and very low reserves...

xo dc(fa)

Hey DCFA.. Oooops..! sorry Dan that was a type-o (or an insanity moment!)
Right who are "those DCKT" people anyway..?? just a bunch of crazy stalkers I think!
Actually I lost all the lot's I was interested in at the crazed over priced REFCO sale as well! So yes.. iGavel.com !! I'll be there!

Hello again… I stayed for half of last night’s auction and almost all of the works sold for less than their estimates (some for half of their low end). One of the exceptions was Emmet Gowin, though. And the drinks were cold!

Dan - you should change your name.

Mike - when you figure out who we are let me know. we sure as hell would like to know.


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