Inaugural Show, 2000

Through 23 December




PETER HAY HALPERT has inaugurated a new venue dedicated to exhibiting contemporary photo-based art. PETER HAY HALPERT FINE ART, located opposite Sotheby's on New York's Upper East Side, initially will focus primarily on contemporary British artists.

The opening exhibition, a group show, on view through September, features work by Christopher Bucklow, Adam Fuss, Garry Fabian Miller, Steven Pippin, Neil Reddy, Liz Rideal, and the New Zealander, Ross T. Smith. In addition, photographic pieces by a select group of American artists, including Barbara Pollack and Liza Ryan, are on display.


While each of these artists is established in their homeland, in many instances this will be the first opportunity for some collectors to see their work here in the United States. Steven Pippin was short-listed for the prestigious Turner Prize in 1999. Liz Rideal was recently the subject of a one-woman touring mid-career retrospective. Both Christopher Bucklow and Garry Fabian Miller come to this exhibition from the recent success of their respective solo shows at the Tate Gallery. Furthermore, works by these artists have been acquired by such institutions as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the International Center of Photography, the Museum of Fine Art in Boston, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, and the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.


In addition to being a private dealer, PETER HAY HALPERT is a respected and widely-published author, curator, and collector, specializing in contemporary art and photography. He is Contributing Editor of AMERICAN PHOTO and has written for numerous other publications, including THE ART NEWSPAPER, THE ART NEWSLETTER, ARTNEWS, ART & AUCTION, ART & ANTIQUES, ART PRESS INTERNATIONAL, APERTURE, CREATIVE CAMERA, GEO, MIRABELLA, THE PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTOR, PHOTO METRO, THE PHOTO REVIEW, PHOTOGRAPHY IN NEW YORK, COLLECTIONS, and THE INTERNATIONAL HERALD TRIBUNE. He is the author of Motion Picture, a monograph on the photographs of Hiroshi Sugimoto. He also contributed an essay to the retrospective catalogue of Sugimoto's work, published in 1998, and an essay on Sugimoto for Moving Images: Film and Reflection in the Arts, published in 1999. He is a contributing essayist for Hokianga, the recently published monograph on Ross T. Smith. He is a professor at the School of Visual Arts in New York, is involved with the photography program at Parsons School of Design/The New School for Social Research in New York, and is a frequent Guest Lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania. PETER HAY HALPERT sits on the boards of several organizations and institutions, including the Texas Photographic Society and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Photography Committee.