New York Photo Review
NYPR Archives - 2010

Matthias Schaller
Elfering - 1642
Reviewer #1
Matthias Schaller

This show at Danziger Projects has the appearance a vanity show. Matthias Schaller has done some competent work in the cataloguing, big-grid tradition (famous artist’s pallets, Vatican desks), but this project seems rather slight. Commissioned by photo collector Gert Elfering, it consists of pictures of Elfering’s 2005 consignment to Christies in New York of more that 100 well known photographs, photographed on the floor prior to their hanging in the Christies showroom. In an edition of one and kept by Elfering as a souvenir of his collecting it would have been an interesting curiosity; presented as a larger edition to the general public, it has the rather stale air of a dealer stroking an important client.

Matthias Schaller
Elfering - 1642


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