Dear Photography + Art Lovers, since 1992 I've been the owner of a photo lab located in Tribeca, the heart of downtown New York City. Last November I was informed that the building where my business has been located for the past 21 years was sold and that the new owner planned on vacating and renovating the building . My move to another Manhattan location this summer will be very expensive. Many of my clients who are all well-known or emerging commercial and fine-art photographers have graciously donated original prints and photography books to be auctioned to help support the move. They have generously agreed to allow me to set their reserve prices at 25% to 75% less than they are sold at galleries and other fine-art websites. These works are highly salable and many will increase in value and rarity.
Here is a preview of some (but not all) of our current auction
This is how the auction works: Beginning Saturday May 10th, 2013 at noon, bidding will begin for the first group of amazing art work which will be posted in the auction section of my new website BethSchiffer.com. New work will be added once or twice a week. Bidding for each piece will be open for 3 weeks to start and once the traffic on the site increases, bidding on the new work we add will be open for just 2 weeks. (Unsold work will be re-submitted to the auction at a later date). In order to view each week's auctions, please click: Auctions.BethSchiffer.com.
Please note: the opening bid is usually less then the reserve which must be met in order to win a piece of art offered in each auction. Click here to subscribe to be notified when new artworks are placed for auction.
Medium: Digital C Print Edition: N/AHank Willis Thomas is a photo conceptual artist working with themes related to identity, history and popular culture. He received his BFA from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and his MFA in photography, along with an MA in visual criticism, from California College of the Arts (CCA) in San Francisco.Click for more information...
The auctions will run continuously from May 10th 2013 until October 1, in two or three week cycles. Buyers will be informed about whether they have won a piece a day after the auction has closed. Buyers will be offered discounted mounting and framing services for the work they purchase.
Thank you so much for your interest in supporting photographic art and a million thanks to all my wonderful and incredibly talented friends and clients whose generosity has overwhelmed me and made this auction possible!
My very best, Beth Schiffer