FOTOFEST 2012 BIENNIAL Fine Print Auction

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31. Vadim Gushchin, Moscow, Russia 
Color Envelopes #3, 2010


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Digital C-print, Printed in 2010
Edition 1/10 
15 ¾ x 23 ½”
Signed and titled in pen on back 
Donation of the artist



$1,500
 
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Vladim Gushchin

Widely recognized for the quality of his prints, Vadim Gushchin has had thirty solo exhibitions in galleries and museums in Russia and abroad, including Wood and Bread in the FotoFest 2006 Biennial. His works have also been featured in numerous group exhibitions, among them A la Recherche du Pere (1993), Neue Fotografie aus Russland (1995), IDEA Photographic: After Modernism (2002), and a show in the Odense Foto Triennale in Denmark (2006). His works are represented in museums in the United States and Europe, including the Moscow Museum of Modern Art and the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow, as well as in private collections. His book Photographs: Vadim Gushchin was published in 2008 (Moscow: Artist and Book).  Mr. Gushchin was born in 1963 and has been a freelance artist since 1988. He currently lives and works in Moscow.   

www.vadimgushchin.ru

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32. Valera and Natasha Cherkashin,
Moscow, Russia
Monuments of New York, 2008


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Lambda Print, Kodak Professional Endura Metallic Paper, Printed in 2011
Edition 1/7 
20 x 35 ½”
Signed in pen on front 
Donation of the artists


$5,000

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Valera and Natasha Cherkashin

The pioneering Russian artists Valera and Natasha Cherkashin have had more than a hundred exhibitions worldwide. They were among the first artists to do performance installation in the late Soviet Union. Their work has been featured in forty television programs on CNN, Duetsche Welle, and  Italian Super Channel.  They have been featured in 250 publications, including The Washington Post, Art+Auction, and Artforum. Their work is in permanent collections throughout the United States, including those of the Art Institute of Chicago; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Philadelphia Museum of Art; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; New York Public Library; Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.; and Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. They have been exploring European, Asian, and American cultures since 1988, focusing specifically on the former USSR, Russia, the United States, and the United Kingdom.  

www.metro33.org

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33. Roman Pyatkovka, Kharkov, Ukraine 
Games of Libido, 1993


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Montage of fragments of several
negatives on glass plate
and printed on photographic paper  
Silver Gelatin Print, Printed in 1993
Vintage Edition 4/5 
9 ¼ x 11 ¾”
Signed in pen on front 
Donation of the artist


$2,000


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Roman Pyatkovka

An internationally acclaimed artist from Ukraine, Roman Pyatkovka has had over thirty solo and group exhibitions in the United States and Europe in the past fifteen years. His many publications include Le Portrait Dans L’Art Contemporain – 2011 (Paris: Patou, 2011), Photoestafeta: From Rodchenko to Our Days (Moscow: Multimedia Complex of Actual Arts, 2006), Un Nouveau Paysage Humain (Arles, France: Actes Sud, 1998), Contemporary Photography (Brescia, Italy: Museo Ken Damy, 1991), and What Is Photography (Prague: VIDEOPRESS, 1989), among many others. His work is represented in the collections of the Museum of Photography Collections, Moscow; National Centre for Contemporary Arts, Moscow; Museo Ken Damy, Brescia, Italy; and Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, as well as many private collections.

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34. Andrey Polushkin, St. Petersburg, Russia 
N 31, 2009
from the series Reconstruction of Memory


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Bromoil Print, Printed in 2009
Edition 2/4 
19 x 18”
Signed and titled in pencil on front and back 
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$1,700

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Andrey Polushkin

One of the most widely exhibited Russian photographers, Andrey Polushkin has participated in over thirty shows at such venues as the Metenkov House Museum of Photography, Ekaterinburg, Russia; State Museum and Exhibition Centre for Photography (ROSPHOTO), St. Petersburg; State Museum of History of St. Petersburg; Toms Art Museum, Russia; Museum of Photography, Shaulay, Litva; and Museum of Nonconformist Art, St. Petersburg. His work is represented in the collections of numerous museums throughout Russia, including those of the State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg; Moscow House of Photography; Museum of the History of Photography, St. Petersburg; Museum of History of St. Petersburg; Museum Tsarskoselskaya Collection, Pushkin, St. Petersburg; and the First St. Petersburg Museum of Private Collections. Mr. Polushkin was born in Leningrad in 1972. A self-trained artist, he specialized in pen and ink graphics from 1986 until 1999, when he began to work with computer graphics and digital photo manipulation techniques.   

www.polushkin.net

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35. Nikolay Bakharev, Novokuznetsk, Russia 
N 40, 1991, from the series Relationship


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Silver Gelatin Print, Printed 1991
Vintage Edition 1/2 
11¾ x 12”
signed and titled in pen with a stamp on back  
Donation of Gallery.Photographer.ru, Moscow, Russia

$2, 500

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Nikolay Bakharev

Nikolay Bakharev’s work has been exhibited throughout Russia and abroad in numerous solo and group shows. His work has been featured at the Rencontres International de la Photographie d’Arles photo festival in France, Canon Gallery in Amsterdam, and the Month of Photography Festival in Bratislava, Slovakia.  He is widely known for his beautiful printing and innovative portraiture.  He was born in 1946 in Mikhailovka, a village in the Altai region of Russia. His parents died when he was four years old, and he spent the next twelve years living in an orphanage until he started working as a mechanic for a metallurgy plant at the age of sixteen. He began photographing professionally in 1970 and has been a member of the Photographers Union of Russia since 1991. He currently lives and works in Novokuznetsk, a city in western Siberia.

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36. Francesco Giusti, Milano, Italy
Bonga Bonga, Member of the SAPE (Société des Ambianceurs et des Personnes Élégantes) [Society of Boulevardiers and Elegant People], Pointe Noire, Republic of the Congo, May 2009, from the series Sapologie


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Archival Pigment Print, Printed in 2011
Edition 2/9 + 3 Artist Proofs 
21 ½ x 21 ½”
signed and titled in pencil on back 
Donation of the artist


$1,200


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Francesco Giusti

Francesco Giusti is a freelance documentary photographer oriented toward the investigation of social realities, communities, and identity-related issues. His works have been published in Italy and abroad, and exhibited in many galleries and international photographic events.  In 1999, his research about psychiatry among the long-term inmates of L. Bianchi Psychiatric Hospital in Napoli received an honorable mention in the Leica Oskar Barnack Award and was a finalist for the Prix Care du Reportage Humanitaire in 2000. His work was recognized at Premio Canon Giovani Fotografi in 2002 as the best photographic project for its intimate portrait of a community of transvestites in Genova. In 2003, his projects Hotel Industria and Ex Fabrica: Identities and Mutations on the Border of the Metropolis won an honorable mention in the Amilcare Ponchielli Award. Published in 2006, they look at the former industrial areas on the outskirts of Milan, inhabited and transformed by illegal immigrants sheltering there.  He has documented slums in Nairobi, Cairo, and Port-au-Prince as part of a long ongoing project about metropolitan and informal settlement communities. He has recently worked in Haiti, in the sub-Saharan area of West Africa, and in Congo Brazzaville. His recent work on the SAPE (Société des Ambianceurs et des Personnes Élégantes [Society of Boulevardiers and Elegant People]) from Pointe Noire, Republic of the Congo, has been widely exhibited.  

www.francescogiustiphoto.viewbook.com

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