Here’s How I’d Spend A Million Dollars At The AIPAD Photography Show

An American Photo editor plays the one-percent

I don’t want to blow anyone’s mind, but I should to admit, journalism isn’t exactly the world’s most lucrative profession these days. So I can’t say I had much in common with the one-percenters milling about the AIPAD Photography Show floor last night, searching for that special little something to spruce up their foyers, or more likely, that special little something that will obfuscate their actual rate of taxable income. But let’s pretend, because art fairs are a lousy, overwhelming way to experience art if you’re not looking to buy anything.

For now, photography isn’t painting, and I would never want to go near a Peter Lik, so spending a million dollars on prints isn’t really all that easy. Here are 40 works of art from our fantasy shopping spree totaling $955,400.

AIPAD Photography Show, now in it’s 35th year, with over 80 exhibitors, runs through April 19, 2015 at the Park Avenue Armory in New York.

Daido Moriyama | "How to Create a Beautiful Picture 6: Tights in Shimotakaido," 1987 | Steven Kasher Galler | Edition of 3 | $18,000
Eamonn Doyle | "i" Series | Michael Hoppen Gallery | Edition of 8 | $2,200 each or $19,800
Robert Frank | "Canal Street, New Orleans," 1955 | Howard Greenberg Gallery | Vintage Gelatin Silver Print | $275,000
Joel Meyerowitz | "New York City," 1966 | Howard Greenberg Gallery | Edition of 10 | $15,000
Katy Grannan | From the "Morning Call" series, 2001-2004 | Kopeikin Gallery | $9,500 each or $28,500
William Eggleston | Untitled, 1970 - 73 | Rose Gallery | Top: $95,000; Bottom: $55,000
Eugene Richards | "Grandmother, Brooklyn," 1993 | Stephen Daiter Gallery | $7,500
Jon Tonks | "Marcus Henry, Meteorological Station" | James Hayman Gallery | $2,800
Seydou Keïta | Untitled, 1958 | Gallery Fifty One | $25,500
Jen Davis | Untitled No. 56, 2014 | Lee Marks Fine Art | $2,800
Ansel Adams | "Twelve Canceled Moonrises Artifacts" | Scott Nichols Gallery | $180,000
Francesca Woodman | Untitled (George Woodman, Sol Lewitt, Francesca Woodman), c. 1976 | Robert Klein Gallery | Vintage Gelatin Print | $150,000
Alex Webb | "Haiti," 1986 | Stephen Daiter Gallery | $7,500
Arnold Newman | "Igor Stravinsky, New York City," 1946 | Barry Singer Gallery | $17,000
Stephen Shore | "Broad Street, Regina, Saskatchewan," 1974 | Gallery 19/21 | $18,000
Weegee | "Joe Gould," c. 1940s | Winter Works on Paper | Vintage Gelatin Print | $3,000
Henri Cartier-Bresson | "Martine's Legs," 1967 | Eric Franck Fine Art | $20,000
Josef Koudelka | "Hauts-de-Seine, Parc de Sceaux, France," 1987 | Eric Franck Fine Art | $15,000