The Financial Times’s Alphaville blog touches on the Leibovitz deadline and adds this interesting tidbit from Tokyo’s inaugural photo fair where James Danziger is selling six signed works despite the legal confusion surrounding who has rights to sell the photographer’s work:
The prints, typically striking Leibovitz celebrity portraits, were priced at a modest $8,500 (modest, that is, compared to the Man Ray photograph sold by another dealer for close to $500,000 – and a portrait of Richard Wagner on sale for $1m).
However, Danzinger – who only began again to represent Leibovitz last month, after representing her for a decade from 1990 – sold just one of her prints. Well, it was a beginning, to bring American photography to Japan, he said philosophically.
Annie Leibovitz’s Financial Doomsday Clock (Alphaville/FT)