Collector Jeffrey Goldstein has sold the bulk of his Vivian Maier collection to Toronto’s Stephen Bulger Gallery, largely removing himself from the ongoing legal saga surrounding the photographer’s estate.
A little over two weeks ago, the tenuous peace surrounding the production and distribution of artwork by Vivian Maier exploded.
Collector Jeffrey Goldstein agreed to speak with me about some of the concerns raised in my previous post — including the handling of Vivian Maier’s artworks and story, as well as the ethics of making posthumous prints from her original negatives.
Finding Vivian Maier, the documentary about the nanny who’s gained incredible posthumous fame for her previously unseen work as a photographer, was released this past weekend in the UK. But in addition to garnering reviews, it’s also bringing a longstanding but little-covered conflict over Maier’s work and archive to light.