Alfred Eisenstaedt – Premier at La Scala @ GALLERY M

Alfred Eisenstaedt – Premier at La Scala @ GALLERY M

2005 saw a classic economic supply and demand scenario come to a head with modern, limited edition LIFE photographs like Alfred Eisenstaedt’s Premier at La Scala. As of today, the limited supply of signed, pristine Eisenstaedts has moved each to a higher price point. That’s right, having a finite supply of signed works actually causes the photograph to increase in value. Vintage prints from the turn of the century to the 50’s typically were not created in this manner. A modern print that was $5000 3 years ago is now $9500. Premier at La Scala is now $28,000 unframed because there are less than 10 from the original edition of 250.

Author: Mason Hayutin

Founder, Editor and contributing writer, Mr. Mason Hayutin is recognized for his depth of experience and knowledge in technology, energy economics, and the arts (fine and visual). Having worked with recognized world class artists and their estates since 1997, Mason brings a wealth of practical experiences from installations, marketing and private sales. An active business advocate, he successfully released the fine art documentary film LUBIE LOVE in 2009 ahead of the global auto crisis - in addition to maintaining his tenure as Vice President of GALLERY M INC. Hayutin holds a degree in Economics from Washington University in St. Louis. You can read his insight here at The Art Quarterly as well as in regional and national publications.

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