FOTOFEST 2012 BIENNIAL Fine Print Auction

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7. Sergey Bratkov, Moscow, Russia
Amerikaskaya Krasota (American Beauty), 1999

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C-print, LaserJet
Edition 2/7
18 x 12”
Signed and titled in pencil on back
Donation of the artist


$3,500
 
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Sergey Bratkov 

Internationally known conceptual and installation artist Sergey Bratkov has exhibited in the Venice Biennale and Bienal de São Paulo. In 2010, during the 5th Annual All-Russian Awards, he was awarded first prize in the category of “Innovation in Contemporary Visual Art” for his video installation Balaklavsky Drive.  He works with video, sculpture, and photography. He was born in 1960 in Kharkov, Ukraine, where he later graduated from Repin Art School in 1978 and the Polytechnical Institute in 1983, specializing in industrial electronics. In 1994, he organized the Fast Reaction Group, an urban interventionist collective, with Boris Michailov, Sergei Salonsky, and Victoria Michailova. Mr. Bratkov currently lives and works in Moscow.

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8. Bastienne Schmidt, Bridgehampton, NY 
Woman with Pink Doily
, 2007


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C-print Printed in 2011
Artist Proof 1/3
16 x 20”
Signed and titled in pen on back 
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$2,400

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Bastienne Schmidt

Bastienne Schmidt is a mixed-media artist who works with photography, film stills, and large-scale drawings. Her work has been shown in over seventy exhibitions worldwide and is included in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; International Center of Photography, New York; Brooklyn Museum, New York; Victoria & Albert Museum, London; and Bibliotheque nationale de France, Paris, among many others. Her first book project, Vivir la Muerte, was shown in a solo exhibition at the International Center of Photography, New York, in 1997 and later won the Kodak Prize for Best Photo Documentary Project in Stuttgart, Germany. In 1998, she received from the Open Society Institute a joint grant along with photographer Philippe Cheng to photograph the culture of death and dying in America. She has published four monographs: Vivir la Muerte (Zurich: Edition Stemmle, 1995), American Dreams (Zurich: Edition Stemmle, 1996), ShadowHome (Berlin: Jovis, 2005), and Home Stills (Berlin: Jovis, 2010). ShadowHome was awarded the Best Photo Book Prize in Germany in 2005 and was shown at the Museum fur Kunst und Gewerbe in Hamburg. Her latest project, Home Stills, takes an ironic view of female gender roles. It was shown in a solo exhibition at the Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona Beach, Florida, and will be shown at the Houston Center for Photography during the FotoFest 2012 Biennial. Ms. Schmidt was born in Germany, was raised in Greece and Italy, and has lived in New York for the past twenty years.

www.bastienneschmidt.com

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9. Miro Švolík, Prague, Czech Republic 
Big Woman Little Man, 2010

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C-print, Printed in 2010
Edition 5/20
23 ½ x 21 ½”
Signed and titled in pen on back
Donation of the artist 



$3,100



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Miro Švolík  

Miro Švolík is one of the most widely known contemporary artists in Europe. He is the recipient of the 1990 Young Photographer Award, part of the Sixth Annual Infinity Awards, from the International Center of Photography, New York. His work has been featured in over sixty solo exhibitions and two hundred group shows throughout Europe and the United States, and is included in the collections of the International Center of Photography, New York, and the Museum of Modern Art, New York. He has many book publications, including The Way to the Centre (Prague: Argo, 2005) and Miro Švolík: One Body One Soul by Vaclav Macek (Martin, Slovakia: Vydavatelstvo Osveta, 1992). Since 2009, he has been the head of the Department of Photography and New Media at Vysoká škola výtvarných umení (VŠVU) in Bratislava. Born in Zlaté Moravce, Czechoslovakia, in 1960, Mr. Švolík was awarded a degree in art photography from Filmová a televizní fakulta Akademie múzických umění (FAMU) in Prague in 1987.   

www.mirosvolik.cz

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10. Gregory Maiofis, St. Petersburg, Russia 
Politics Makes Strange Bedfellows, 2005
From the series Proverbs


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Bromoil Print, Printed in 2011
Unique Print, Edition 1/1
11 ¼ x 12 ¼”
Signed and titled in pencil on front and back  
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$3,500


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Gregory Maiofis

Widely known for his creation of archetypal stories in sophisticated performance scenes, Gregory Maiofis has exhibited his work throughout Russia, other parts of Europe, and the United States. His work is represented in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Santa Barbara Museum of Art, California; and Moscow Museum of Modern Art, among many others. He was born in 1970 in Leningrad to a family of artists and architects. In 1989, he graduated from the Ilya Repin Academy of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg with a degree in graphic art. Originally trained as a painter, he developed an interest in classical black and white photography that inspired him to explore alternative photographic techniques like the Van Dyke and bromoil processes. He currently lives and works in St. Petersburg.   

www.maiofis-wba.com

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11. Nikolay Kulebyakin, Moscow, Russia
From the Fast series, 1991

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Platinum Palladium Print, Printed 2011
Edition 1/5
16 x 12 ½”
Signed and titled in pencil on back
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$3,000


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Nikolay Kulebyakin

An internationally acclaimed artist from Russia, Nikolay Kulebyakin has had over twenty solo shows and numerous group shows in the United States, Russia, Switzerland, and Denmark over the last twenty years. His books include Fragments (Moscow: Arbor, 2000), Snap Shorts (Moscow: Strategy, 2000), Photographic series / Conditional and Unconditional (Moscow: Linia-Grafic, 2003), and Beautiful books by eyes of Evgeny Korneev and Nikolay (Moscow: Tipoligon-AB, 2007), which have received several international awards, including The Best Photographic Book of Central and Eastern Europe in 2003. His works are part of the collections of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, Moscow; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe; Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas, Austin; and Foto Forum 38 Gallery, Zurich, as well as private collections in Russia, the United States, France, Germany, Denmark, and Switzerland.

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12. Alexander Kitaev
St. Petersburg, Russia
Sphinx, 1996

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Silver Gelatin Print, Printed in 1996
Vintage Edition 2/2
15 x 22”
Signed and titled in pencil on front
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$2,500


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Alexander Kitaev

One of the most famous and important artists from St. Petersburg, Russia, Alexander Kitaev is also a curator and photography historian. As a photographer, he distinguished himself during the Perestroika period. He has had over seventy solo exhibitions in Russia and throughout Europe, and his works are included in the collections of the Harry Ransom Center, Austin, Texas; Norton and Nancy Dodge Collection of Soviet Nonconformist Art, New Brunswick, New Jersey; Mendi Kaszier Foundation, Antwerp; and many other private and public collections. He has published four books with a press in St. Petersburg: Blessing (2000), Still-light (2000), Subjective: Photographer on Photography (2006), and On Photography: St. Petersburg and the End of the Century (2009). He is the author of various texts on the history of photography.  He was born in Leningrad in 1952

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