Heading up the team at Winston West Fine Art Editions is Manhattan based Bonnie Winston, who has been in the photography business for over two decades. She has built a reputation for showcasing leading image-markers in the pages of thousands of the world's most prestigious magazines, and has proves herself as a highly knowledgable and respectable purveyor of images. She has been both a photographer's representative and an avid collector.
Her journey into collecting began in 1990, when she received as a gift a portrait of Andy Warhol taken in 1983, signed by the world-renowned photographer Francesco Scavullo who she represented at the time. More gifts from Scavullo included a portrait of a young Brook Shields and a one of Gloria Vanderbilt as a stunning 25-year old socialite, which graced the cover of Town & Country magazine. Added to her collection were photos of a young John Travolta by the legendary photographer Herb Ritts and others by Annie Liebowitz, Helmut Newton, Araki and many more.
Her first foray into purchasing began when she bought two Sally Mann photos for $600 each, after attending an APAD photo show in New York City in 1994. She recently sold one of the Sally Mann photos entitled "Jesse At Eight" for $24,000 at an auction. Another successful purchase was the incredible book entitled SUMO, from Taschen with photographs by Helmut Newton, which she purchased for $1,500 in 2000, and is now worth $15,000. Over time, Bonnie has proven that she not only has a keen eye for aesthetics but for achieving value as well. Her team scouts the world for the most beautiful photography that she can offer at the best value, making your purchase a worthy investment.
Bonnie Winston was hired by Japanese publishing house H2O to be one of two curators at the first "International Fashion Festival in Japan". The show featured photography trendsetters that Bonnie bought in, such as Terry Richardson, Peter Lindbergh and the now prestigious Alex Goofing Cao (as she represented him when he was a fashion commercial shooter and secured him American Vogue and hundreds of other fashion assignments). Bonnie was brought in again the following year to be the "model and editor wrangler". That year she secured the supermodel, Alex Wek, and the Director of Photography at Vogue, Mr. Ivan Shaw. The show based at the Spiral Gallery in Tokyo was so popular that it traveled to the Kobe Fashion Museum.