It has been 10 years since the passing of my brother, David Seidner. David was one of the world's top fashion and art photographers of his genre. In addition to his photography, he was an accomplished writer, visionary and bon vivant.
As David's brother and last surviving family member, I am in the process of developing this site as a testimony to David's tremendous contribution to the art world. Those who knew David miss him dearly and his dying at 42 was a loss to the art world, my family and David's vast network of friends.
The International Center of Photography (ICP) in New York City houses the Permanent Collection and Archive of David's work. You will find the link to the ICP below.
The pictures shown are from "Le théâtre de la mode". They are pictures of dolls dressed by French fashion designers, such as Balenciaga, Balmain... One of the original dolls is also on display.
It really touched me to see that David was still very much appreciated in the art world and I felt like he was still living through his artwork.
David's pictures are displayed in their own room at the same time as the Richard Avedon show. The show is going on until September 6, 2009.
Festival Transphotographique in Lille, France, opened May 15, 2008.
David Seidner "Rétrospective " Exhibition May 15 to June 22. Vernissage May 14 at 18:30 - Palais des Beaux-Arts - Place de la République - Lille. Tel. 03 20 06 78 00
Exhibition of David's pictures at The Foundation Pierre Bergé-Yves Saint-Laurent in Paris, October 30, 2008 - February 2, 2009. Virtual visit of the show.
In August 2007, my family and I, made a trip to the ICP in New York City to view the David Seidner Archive and Permanent Collection. We met with Edward Earle, The ICP Collection Curator, who advised that the ICP was in the process of planning an Exhibition for May 2009 of David's work. Lets stay tuned for this!
On October 11, 2006, David's friend, Pia Getty, hosted a showing of some of his portrait work at her house in London, England. There were over 100 people in attendance at the showing which also coincided with the opening day of the Frieze Art Fair. Many thanks to Pia for hosting this showing. There was a great deal of interest generated in David's work and I am in the process of trying to understand what next steps should happen to see David's work live on.
REQUEST FROM VISITORS TO THE SITE
I would be interested in hearing from all those who knew David or those that may wish to share their thoughts. I am compiling this information on his life and work so that I can eventually publish some of this on the website and share his memory.
Please write to me at: firstname.lastname@example.org