600,000 km traveled,
100,000 hotels visited,
30,000 hotels shot,
half of them already disappeared.
Exhibited in 20 locations,
in the collections of 45 Museums.
After his career as an advertising photographer then art gallerist, Alain Amiand, born in 1944 in Toulouse, France, has for 15 years devoted himself to photographing the word "Hotel", everywhere the same word but always different (30,000 to date).
In order to show this unexpected variety, Alain Amiand assembles his photos in unique Compositions like a painter creates his paintings, each photo being like a touch of color.
Each photo measures 10x10 cm (4x4 in.) and the Composition is surrounded by a white margin 5 cm (2 in.) wide.
Each Composition is printed on a Chromogenic-print between Dibond (alu + PVC) and transparent Plexiglas.
The Compositions sizes range from 40x30 cm (16X12 in.) with 6 photos for 1,200€, up to 500x240 cm (197x95 in.) with 1,127 photos for 120,000€.
All intermediate dimensions are available through 10 cm (4 in.) steps.
Alain Amiand’s works are frequently exhibited in America and Europe and belong to the collections of dozens of Museums in the world.
The increasing financial value of Alain Amiand's works can be consulted on artprice.com or artnet.com, the world leaders in art market information.
Auction results (hammer prices):
0€ April 23, 2009
320€ June 16, 2010
400€ October 18, 2010
520€ June 29, 2011
750€ December 5, 2011
3,000€ December 2, 2017
5,500€ April 25, 2018
7,000€ December 4, 2018
10,000€ June 17, 2020
As a precaution and according to their dimensions, the prices of Alain Amiand’s Compositions are about 2 times less than the last five auction results average. This average helps experts to make an appraisal.
Alain AMIAND, Toulouse, France
Phone and SMS +33 680 016 018