FOTOFEST 2012 BIENNIAL Fine Print Auction

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19. Andrey Chezhin, St. Petersburg, Russia 
Kharmsiada-2, 1995


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Silver Bromide Print, Sepia Toned, Printed in 1995
Vintage Edition 4/10 
15 ½ x 12“
Signed in pen on front and on back 
Donation of the artist


$2,500


 
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Andrey Chezin

A widely prolific conceptual artist, Andrey Chezhin has had sixty solo exhibitions and has participated in over 160 group exhibitions throughout Russia, Europe, and the United States. He was born in 1960 in Leningrad, where he later graduated from the Leningrad Institute of Film Engineers in 1982. Becoming involved with photography, he joined the famous photography club Mirror in 1985 and the TAK group in 1987.  Later he became a member of the art organizations Photopostscriptum (1993), Union of Photo Artists of Russia (1995), Humanitarian Foundation “Free Culture” (1996), and International Federation of Artists (1998). He became a founder of the annual St. Petersburg photography festival Autumn Photo Marathon in 1998.  He is the director of PHOTOimage Gallery and the Museum of the Drawing-Pin, both in St. Petersburg. He lives and works in St. Petersburg.

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20. Oleg Videnin, Bryansk, Russia

Young Russia, Bryansk Region, 2003


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Silver Gelatin Print
Edition 6/12 
19 ¾ x 19 ¾”
Signed in pencil on back 
Donation of the artist


$1,700


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Oleg Videnin

Oleg Videnin has had solo exhibitions in Russia, Serbia, Australia, and the United States, and has been featured in numerous magazines. He has published two books: Black and White Square: Female Themes in the Work of Oleg Videnin (Moscow: Photoloft, 2008) and Photographs by Oleg Videnin: The Return Route (Moscow). His photographs are included in the collections of the Moscow Museum of Modern Art and the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts in Moscow, as well as in private collections in Russia and abroad.  Mr. Videnin was born in 1963 in Bryansk, Russia. While he graduated from the Bryansk Technological Institute as a forestry engineer, he eventually worked in newspapers, radio, and television, becoming a member of the Russian Union of Journalists. His childhood interest in photography grew into a full-fledged passion in the late 1990s.

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21. Valery Shchekoldin, Moscow, Russia

The Last Day of the School Year,
Ulyanovsky, 1979


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Silver Gelatin Print,
Vintage mid 1980s
7 ½ x 11 ¼”
Signed and titled in pen on back
Donation of the artist


$1,800


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Valery Shchekoldin

In Russia, Valery Shchekoldin is famous for his work documenting people and subjects outside the popular media focus of television and newspaper coverage. He sees heroes in the country’s elderly, youth (from children in orphanages to teenagers in correctional facilities), prisoners, peasants, laborers, and representatives of the creative intelligentsia. He has photographed various Russian hotspots, including Chechnya. He is known as an independent photojournalist who embraced independence after the fall of the Soviet Union and continues to defend freedom in the current era of corporate mass-media dictatorship.  He is the recipient of numerous awards, including Best Photographer of the Year in Russia as designated by Paris Match in 1997, Best Photograph of the Year as cited by Interphoto in 1999, and the Silver Camera Award in 2005. He was born in Nizhny Novgrod, Russia, in 1949. He currently lives and works in Moscow.

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22. Alexei Vasiliev, Moscow, Russia 
Winter in Ingushetica, Caucasus, 1990

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Silver Gelatin Print
Edition 2/2 
19 ¾ x 19 ¼”
Signed in pencil on back
Donation of the artist


$3,000


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Alexei Vasiliev

An important figure in the “unofficial” movements of photography during the 1970s and early 1980s in the Soviet Union, Alexei Vasiliev was considered one of the masters of landscape composition. He was born in 1941 in Moscow, where he later pursued his studies in the humanities. His first exhibition took place in 1963, and since 1966, he has been a member of Novator, Moscow’s famous photography club. His work has been exhibited at numerous international venues. After Perestroika, he relocated to France and began to rediscover his talent and love of photography. He currently lives and works in Moscow.

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23. Michail Dashevsky, Moscow, Russia 
Ironware, 1976

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Silver Gelatin Print, Printed in 1980
Vintage Edition
1/10 12 x 16”
Signed and titled in pencil on back
Donation of artist

$2,500 

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Michail Dashevsky

One of the classic photographers of the 1960s and 1970s in Russia, Michail Dashevsky was part of the early movement of photographers who developed a personal voice in the post-Stalin period. During the Perestroika years, with the fall of the Soviet Union, he had numerous exhibitions in Russia and abroad. He has published three books: Old House’s Eyes (Moscow: Novator, 2000), Sunken Time: 1962–1992 (Moscow: Century, 2004), and The Ordinary (Moscow: Russkiy Mir, 2011). In 2004, his book Sunken Time: 1962–1992 was awarded first prize in an international photography book competition held in Bratislava, Slovakia.  Originally trained in the field of building vibroprotection systems with a Ph.D. in technical sciences, he has always had a passion for documentary photography. After studying at the Moscow Institute of Journalistic Photography, he became a member of Moscow’s famous photography club Novator in 1968. He currently lives and works in Moscow. 

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24. Andy Freeberg, Mill Valley, California 
Stroganov Palace, Russian State Museum, 2008

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Archival Pigment Ink, Printed in 2011
Artist Proof 1/2, Edition of 6
30 x 42 ½”
Signed and titled in pencil on back 
Donation of the artist and 
Anya Tish Gallery, Houston, TX


$4,800

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Andy Freeberg

Andy Freeberg has emerged on the contemporary art scene as a wry commentator on the art industry itself. He launched his career photographing famous figures such as Michael Jackson, Bill Gates, and Neil Young for magazines including Rolling Stone, Time, and Fortune. Works from his recent series Sentry (2007) and Guardians (2008) have been exhibited in art galleries and museums, and are now in many public and private collections, including those of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Museum of Fine Arts Boston; and Portland Art Museum, Oregon. He was born in New York and studied at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He currently lives and works in the San Francisco area. His work is represented in Houston by Anya Tish Gallery.

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