2208 East 350 North
Shelbyville, IN 46176
Open by Appointment (Cell: 317.696.3324)
Lee Marks, photography dealer and consultant, heads Lee Marks Fine Art, a company established in New York City in 1981 and now located outside Indianapolis. She is a founding member and past president of the Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD). While maintaining a broad inventory of photography and working with many private collectors, LMFA has increasingly focused on representing the work of a select group of contemporary photographers. Their work has been acquired by major collectors such as Sir Elton John, corporations such as Eli Lilly and Company, Indianapolis, and museums such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Houston Museum of Fine Arts, TX; Art Institute of Chicago; and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
After earning a BA in Art History from Connecticut College, Marks spent eight years selling prints and photographs and organizing exhibitions at Marlborough Gallery, New York. While subsequently establishing her own business as an art dealer, she also became a consultant to Pierre Apraxine, Curator of the Gilman Paper Company Collection, and catalogued what was long considered the finest photography collection in private hands. She contributed the extensive plate-notes for Photographs from the Collection of the Gilman Paper Company (White Oak Press, 1985). In 2005 the Gilman Collection was acquired by New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Beginning in 1990 and over the next twenty years, Marks was consulting curator to the collector and former Dreyfus CEO, Howard Stein, and his foundation, Joy of Giving Something (JGS). The collection spans the history of photography, from the 1840s into the 21st century.
Marks has co-authored photography publications with accompanying traveling exhibitions, including The Horse: Photographic Images, 1839 to the Present (Harry Abrams, 1991); New Realities: Hand-Colored Photography, 1839 to the Present (University of Wyoming Art Museum, 1997-98); Hope Photographs (Thames & Hudson, 1998), a book and exhibition of contemporary photographs circulated to ten US museum venues, 1998 through 2001; The Hidden Presence (Ceros / Librairie Plantureux, Paris, 2005), a collection of "hidden mother" tintypes; and "The Office/In and Out of the Box," shown at the Dorsky Gallery, New York City.
The availability of a photograph is subject to prior sale, and prices are subject to change without prior notice (please call to confirm). Prices are quoted in US$, excluding shipping and tax if applicable. Unless other arrangements are made, payment is due prior to shipment of the photograph(s) and must be in US$, payable on a US bank, or by approved credit card. Title for the purchased photograph(s) is not transferred to the purchaser until payment in full is received by Lee Marks Fine Art. Sales tax is applicable to all purchases within the state of Indiana and will be charged unless a valid Indiana resale or tax-exempt permit is provided. Purchased photograph(s) will be carefully packed, insured and shipped at the expense of the client. Foreign shipments are subject to the customs regulations of the country to which they are sent. All photographs are guaranteed to be as described and are in excellent condition unless otherwise noted. Should you not be satisfied with your purchase, the photograph(s) may be returned within seven days of the delivery date, packed carefully in the original packing material, and insured in transit for the full value. To return a purchase, please call Lee Marks Fine Art to make arrangements in advance.
Please note that the purchase of any photograph(s) does not constitute the purchase of a copyright or permission to reproduce the image(s). All images are protected by copyright owned by the photographers and/or photographers’ estates.