AIPAD opened last Wednesday night at The Park Ave Armory, the highlight of a week of auction previews and the opening of the Metropolitan Museum’s “Photograph and the American Civil War”, curated by Jeff Rosenheim. Busy, busy, busy. By 7 PM the place was full and completely upbeat, a benefit for InMotion, which provides legal services for women. The seemingly tireless and charmingly unflappable Cathy Kaplan was manning the front door. She is a serious collector and Co-Chair (with Bob Mann) of InMotion’s upcoming 2013 annual benefit auction on Monday, April 22nd. They have invited to make my auctioneer debut succeeding Denise Bethel (Sotheby’s) and Daile Kaplan (Swann Galleries). Kaplan is also the Vice Chairman of Aperture.
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