Gordon's Print & Photo Price 2007 CD-ROMs + 2007 Print Photo Price books
Posted May 4, 2007
LTB Gordonsart Inc. offers the best book, CD-ROM, and online database services for original prints and photographs available anywhere. Gordonsart listings are more detailed and contain more information than comparable products offered by competing art price data publishers. The quality of the data is key here. Gordon's annual books, CD-ROMS, and online databases of sales results and item descriptions contain technical data not found elsewhere such as quality of image impressions, paper types, condition information, and margin details (taken directly from descriptions provided in auction catalogues). In addition, Gordon's editorial staff reviews and corrects incorrect titles, editions or states, catalogue raisonne numbers, and other errors that may appear in auction catalogue listings. For many major artists, titles of artworks are additionally translated into the language of the catalogue raisonne which saves dealers, appraisers, and researchers the trouble of having to make the translations themselves. And included with all the company's products, are comprehensive bibliographies of reference books that can be uses for additional research.
Gordon's Print Price Annual 2007 in book form contains over 35,000 international auction prices for prints in all price ranges sold during the 2006 auction year. There no minimum price cut-offs and in addition to listings of prints that sell, prices for buy-ins (items that fail to sell), and withdrawn lots (items withdrawn from auctions before sales take place) are also included. You'll find auction price results for Old Master, Modern, and Contemporary fine prints; decorative, historical (Currier & Ives), botanical, natural history (Audubon), topographical, and Japanese prints; vintage and fine art advertising and film posters; illustrated books, livres d'artiste (artist books), books and periodicals with original graphics; Picasso ceramics; and more.
Gordon's Print Price Annual 2007-1985 CD-ROM contains over 20 years of international print auction records totaling nearly 900,000 entries for over 30,000 artists. As with the book, sales records include those for Old Master, Modern, and Contemporary fine prints; decorative, historical, botanical, topographical, and Japanese prints; vintage, fine art, and film posters; illustrated books, livres d'artiste (artist books), books and periodicals with original graphics; Picasso ceramics; and more. Also included on the CD-ROM are numerous print prices dating from the turn-of-the-century to 1985; a trilingual dictionary of print terminology in English, French, and German; the Gordon's image database; and a worldwide directory of significant auction houses, print dealers, and photography dealers.
Please note that Macintosh users need PC emulating software in order to run Gordon's CD-ROM products (new Macintosh products with Intel processors will only need to have Windows installed).
Gordon's Photography Price Annual International 2007 contains over 14,000 sales results for original photographs sold at international auctions during the 2006 season. Sales results include those for 19th and 20th century photographs as well as books and periodicals that contain original photographs. Essential information about negatives, print dates, signature information, and other critical details are also included. But wait; there's more. You also get an extensive bibliography of photography literature which comes in mighty handy if you need additional information about the photographers or images you're researching.
With respect to all Gordonsart products, the more you know about a print or photograph in terms of condition, signature information, and other particulars, the better you can apply its selling price at auction to similar prints or photographs that you either own or are considering buying. For example, if you're researching a particular Edward Weston photograph, and you find two auction selling prices for it, one for $50000 and the other for $15000, you have to understand what the precise differences between those two photographs are in order to know which price is more applicable to the photograph you're considering buying. Maybe the $50000 photograph is in mint original condition and signed by Weston. Maybe the $15000 photograph is unsigned, cut down along the margins, or signed and titled by someone other than Weston. Auction prices mean little or nothing unless they're accompanied by enough in the way of description for you to accurately assess why a selling price is what it is. It's that simple and no more complicated. And of course, if you're not a professional art appraiser and you're playing for keeps, hopefully you'll come to your senses and hire one.
Gordon's Photography Price Annual International, 2007-1970, CD-ROM is the best database reference for price information for 19th and 20th century photographs, and books and periodicals containing original photographs. The 2007 edition encompasses over 210,000 sales results for photographs by over 15,000 photographers sold primarily at international auctions over the past 20 years, but also includes a significant number of earlier dealer and auction selling prices. Nearly 14,000 price results have been added from the 2006 auction year. A typical entry includes the photographer's name, title of the image, type of print, information about the negative and date the image was printed, signature, condition, additional annotations (as applicable), auctioneer, catalogue number, and selling price in Dollars, Pounds, Euros, and the currency of the country where the sale took place. Dimensions are given in inches and millimeters. As with Gordon's print price database, 15,000 images of photographs are now available at no charge to users of the CD-ROM.
Please note that Macintosh users need PC emulating software in order to run Gordon's CD-ROM products.
Gordon's Photography Price Annual International, 2007-1970, CD-ROM, LTB Gordonsart Inc., Phoenix, 2007. Initial subscription: $595. Subsequent annual updates: $245.
Gordon's Print Price Annual International 2007-1985, CD-ROM, LTB Gordonsart Inc., Phoenix, 2007, $595 for the initial subscription, $295 for subsequent annual updates. 30,000 image database included at no additional charge.
Gordon's Print Price Annual 2007 edited by Howard Moneta, LTB Gordonsart, Inc., Phoenix, 2007, softbound, 1679 pages, 8 1/2 by 11 inches, $225; six-month update, $95.
Gordon's Photography Price Annual International 2007 edited by Howard Moneta, LTB Gordonsart, Inc., Phoenix, 2007, softbound, 634 pages, 8 1/2 by 11 inches, $95.
All Gordon's products are available from LTB Gordonsart, Inc., 13201 N. 35th Avenue, B-20, Phoenix, AZ 85029 or call 1-800-892-4622 or visit LTB Gordonsart, Inc. online.
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