CasedImage.com products have been displayed at the previews to these auctions:
Christie’s, London (Girault de Prangey Sale 2004
Christie’s, New York (Girault de Prangey Sale 2004)
Christie’s, London (Girault de Prangey Sale 2003)
Sotheby’s, New York (Feignbaum – Southworth and Hawes Sale 1999)
I have made Daguerreotype enclosures for these organisations collections or their clients:
Adam Fuss Studio, NY, USA
Advanced Residency Program in Photograph Conservation, NY, USA
Chrysler Museum of Art, VA, USA
Conservation Center for Art and Historical Artefacts (Phila. PA, USA)
The George Eastman House (Rochester, NY, USA)
The Hallmark Art Collection
Hans Kraus Gallery, NY, USA
Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC
Museum of Modern Art, NYC
Middlebury College Museum of Art
National Galleries of Scotland, UK
National Gallery of Victoria, Austrailia
Pace MacGill Gallery, NY, USA (Chuck Close Daguerreotypes)
Smithsonian (National Portrait Gallery)
I have been the sole exhibitor of contemporary Daguerreotype enclosures at important auctions of Daguerreotypes. These were the Sotheby’s NY 1999 auction of Southworth and Hawes Daguerreotypes, and the Christie’s 2003 and 2004 auctions of Girault de Prangey Daguerreotypes.
The 240 Southworth & Hawes Daguerreotypes at the Sotheby’s auction were discovered in the Massachusetts basement of the late David Feigenbaum, who purchased them in the 1930s and apparently showed them to nobody for nearly 70 years. The auction achieved $3.3 million — approximately twice the midpoint of the pre-sale estimates. This event was the beginning for CasedImage.com, as my cases were displayed at the auction preview. The association with these famous images has continued, and in 2005 CasedImage produced brass mat reproductions for the “Young America” exhibit.
The Prangey Daguerreotypes in these auctions covered architectural views, landscapes and even portraits from his extended travels in the Mediterranean and the Near East between 1841 and 1844. Many, such as the views of Greece, Palestine, Egypt, Syria, and Asia Minor, are the earliest surviving photographic images from these lands. Similar to the Sotheby’s Southworth and Hawes auction, the plates had been stored without traditional enclosures. A selection of traditional European style Passe Partout by CasedImage.com was displayed in the previews to the auction in London and New York.
Sotheby’s and Christie’s auction-room images kindly provided by David Burder and NM Graver
Vee Lyons (2009):
“How thrilled I was to see the beautiful cases you have made for the Meade Brothers daguerreotypes at the National Portrait Gallery. When Ann Shumard showed me the encased image of the Meade Brothers Williamsburg Gallery recently, I found it immeasurably enhanced! Now, at last, this special daguerreotype can be exhibited.
Thank you for the extraordinarily detailed and careful work you bring to each case you make. I am so grateful that you are giving the Meade Brothers’ oeuvre this excellent protection and the opportunity to be exhibited. I think the cases you create are handsome and very complementary to 19th century images.
I appreciate all you are doing to help bring these daguerreotypes back to their early prominence.”
Grant Romer (2003):
“Your passe-partouts are really the best I have ever seen. Congratulations on getting through the barriers that have stopped so many before you”
Mark Osterman – George Eastman House (2009):
“Beautiful case…as usual. Love the line detail”