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FotoFest International Fine Print Auction






FotoFest International Fine Print Auction


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FotoFest International Fine Print Auction


The Official Airline of the
FotoFest 2012 Biennial - Russia


FotoFest International Fine Print Auction



DoubleTree by Hilton
Hotel Houston Downtown

ROMA Moulding

Sotheby’s, Inc., New York

Singapore Airlines –
The Official Airline of the
FotoFest 2012 Biennial

In Support of Photography
in Russia Project –
IRIS Art Foundation
Evgeny Berezner, Irina
Chmyreva, Natalia Tarasova

FotoFest Board of Directors

Gremillion & Co. Fine Art, Inc.



Joan and Stanford Alexander
Edward R. and Chinhui Allen
Kenneth Anderson
James Bell
Karen Bering/
    Jenny and Jay Kempner
Michael J. Bertuccio
Kath and Jorge Blanco
Katy and Michael Casey
Cabanne Gilbreath
Deborah Colton Gallery
Susan and Sanford Criner
Thomas Damsgaard

Krista and Michael Dumas
Anne and David Frischkorn

Slavka B. Glaser
Carola and John Herrin
Houston Center for Photography
Rose Ann Medlin and
    William E. Joor III
Mavis P. and Wendy Kelsey, Jr.
James and Sherry Kempner
Richard and Paula Leggett
Celia and Jay Munisteri
Laura Nolden
Nancy and John Parsley and
    Alliant Insurance Services, Inc.
Anthony Petrello Family Foundation
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston -
    Photography Subcommittee
Michael and Veronique Prentice
Louisa Stude Sarofim

Sibley Austin LLP
Lisa and Gregory Spier
Alice and Terry Thomas
Phuong Tranvan

Werner Ayers, LLP





FotoFest 2012 Biennial


FotoFest International Fine Print Auction

Tuesday, March 20, 2012


FotoFest Auction Exhibition
Gremillion & Co. Fine Art, Inc
2501 Sunset Boulevard  Houston 77005
713.223.5522 (FotoFest)


FotoFest Auction Online Preview
Absentee Bid Form

FotoFest Auction Catalogue
FotoFest Headquarters
Liz Wickersham, Fine Print Auction Coordinator
1113 Vine Street, Houston 77002
713.223.5522 ext 14 (FotoFest)

Payment by Credit Card or Check



It is a launching pad for many artists who donate their best works. I think the FotoFest Auction is the best international contemporary Auction of it’s kind in the United States.

Anne Tucker, Gus and Lyndall Wortham
Curator of Photography, Museum of
Fine Arts, Houston


...Absolutely one of the best! It is unique opportunity for the experienced veteran or the first-time collector to acquire the works of a broad range of contemporary photographers. You get first look at – and chance to buy well-known artists as well as the arts stars of tomorrow.

William Hunt, Curator and Collector, New York City



FotoFest Auction Exhibitions

March 2 - 13, 2012 - Gremillion & Co. Fine Art, Inc
2501 Sunset Boulevard  Houston 77005
Mon-Sat 10am-5pm
713.223.5522 (FotoFest)

March 17 - 20, 2012 - DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Houston Downtown
400 Dallas Street, Houston 77002
Sat 2pm-5pm, Sun-Tue noon-5pm
713.223.5522 (FotoFest)

The FotoFest 2012 Fine Print Auction offers collectors the first opportunity to access leading contemporary Russian photography. Hand-picked vintage and later contemporary works by 30 Russian and Ukrainian artists will be featured in the 2012 Auction.

Gregori Maiofis (Russia)
Politics Makes Strange Bedfellow, 2006
Bromoil, mounted on canvas, 16 x 16 inches



Alexey Kuzmitchev, (Russia)
Untitled, 2006
Chromogenic print, Edition 3
31 x 47 inches

As one of the main events of the FotoFest Biennial, the Fine Print Auction will be held Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Houston Downtown. Works by forty top contemporary artists from the U.S., Asia, Latin America and other parts of Europe are joining those from Russia.

Denise Bethel, Senior Vice President, Head of Department, Photographs, Sotheby's New York is leading the auction. The Live Auction event is being chaired by Eloise Frischkorn with a committee of collectors and the FotoFest Board of Directors.

A limited number of Table Sponsorships and reserved seating are still available.





MANUAL [Ed Hill and Suzanne Bloom], (USA)
Oliver Twist, 2010
Archival pigment print, Edition 4/5, 16 x 21 inches
Courtesy of the artists and Moody Gallery, Houston, Texas


Revenues from print sales at the Fine Print Auction benefit FotoFest's art programs. Proceeds from Auction ticket and table sponsorship benefit FotoFest's year-round classroom-based education program, Literacy Through Photography, in Houston-area public schools. LTP provides more than a thousand students annually with cameras and a curriculum using photography to improve writing and cognitive skills.


The Biennial Fine Print Auction is FotoFest’s most important fundraising event. It is designed to honor artists and put exceptional work in the hands of serious collectors. The Auction offers unparalleled access to some of the finest contemporary photographic art from around the world.  Participating artists have included Mike and Doug Starn, Marc Riboud, Atta Kim, Lalla Essaydi, AES+F, Graciela Iturbide, Eikoh Hosoe, Abelardo Morell Graciela Sacco, Jungjin Lee,  Luis Gonzalez Palma, Mariana Yampolsky, Bohnchang Koo, and Byunghun Min.

Wendy Watriss, Artistic Director, Curator and Co-founder, FotoFest


Artists in the 2012 Fine Print Auction:


Nikolay Bakharev
Valera and Natasha Cherkashins
Andrey Chezhin
Mikhail Dashevsky
Oleg DOU
Alexander Gronsky
Vadim Gushchin
Alexander Kitaev
Yury Kozyrev

Nikolay Kulebyakin
Igor Kultyshkin
Alexey Kuzmichev
Gregory Maiofis
Sergey Maximishin
Karen Mirzoyan
Evgeny Mokhorev

Margo Ovcharenko
Nikita Pirogov
Tatiana Plotnikova
Andrey Polushkin
Slava Ponomarev
Roman Pyatkovka
Igor Savchenko
Valery Shchekoldin
Pavel Smertin
Alexey Titarenko
Alexey Vasiliev
Oleg Videnin


Renate Aller
Pavel Banka
Nicole Belle
Heidi Bradner
Alejandro Cartagena
Emilio Chapela
Monica Cheon
Piotr Chizinski
John Darwell
Luis Delgado-Qualtrough
Louis Faurer
Andy Freeberg
Flor Garduño
Francesco Giusti
Stepan Grygar
Priya Kambli
Kyu Ho Kim
Mark Klett
Laurie Lambrecht
Christine Laptuta
Erika Larsen
David Levinthal
Elaine Ling
Matt Lipps
Chema Madoz
MANUAL (Suzanne Bloom and Ed Hill)
Marcia Michaels
Liliana Molero
Abelardo Morell
Joey Lehman Morris
Richard Mosse
Luis Gonzalez Palma
Louie Palu
Martin Parr
Oscar Pintor
Dana Popa
Peter Riedlinger
Victoria Sambunaris
Alessandra Sanguinetti
Bastienne Schmidt
Takeshi Shikama
Tema Stauffer
Jamey Stillings
Miro Svolik
Brad Temkin
Kurt Tong
Juan Travnik
Geoff Winningham
Augusta Wood
Mimi Youn


For information please contact:
Liz Wickersham
International Fine Print Auction
713 223.5522  ext 14