I love a good art fair. So I was excited to check out the fifteenth edition of the Affordable Art Fair NYC, which ran from April 3rd-7th at the Metropolitan Pavilion. Founded back in 1999 in the UK by Will Ramsay, the original goal of the Affordable Art Fair was to “bridge the public’s increasing interest in contemporary art and London’s highbrow gallery scene.” The concept took off and now the fair is held in Amsterdam, Bristol, Brussels, New York, Milan, London, Singapore, Hamburg, Mexico City, Rome, Seattle and Stockholm.
This was my first time attending the fair, but IMHO, it was a success. Prices ranged from $100 to $10,000 and galleries from all over the world converged to present works from some of their top artists. Here are a few of my favorites.
BLUE TOMATO GALLERY, London, Petr Weigl, New Beginning, 2013. Bone china and glass.
BYARD ART, Cambridge, Chris Wood, Tendrilla. Dichroic glass and light.
LUSTER, New York. Gian Paul Lozza, Wolf. Archival pigment print.
VILLA DEL ARTE, Barcelona, Eline de Jonge, Shadows on New Tork Times
BYARD ART, Cambridge, Elisabeth Lecourt, La Barque des Giraffes
MODERNBOOK GALLERY, San Francisco, Brent Townshend, Gucci Girls, New York
Art for peasants (also for me).
* Top image James Hawke, Beach IV, 2013. Oil on Canvas.