On Saturday October 1st, Nora and I visited the Affordable Art Fair NYC. It was a far cry from a Sotheby’s event, where bids for work start in the millions of dollars. Most of the original paintings, prints, sculptures and photographs at this show ranged from $500 –$6,000.
Featuring both emerging young talent and established veterans like Damian Hirst, the galleries represented all corners of the globe—from Brooklyn, NY and Burlington, VT to Hong Kong and Florence Italy. It was an eclectic crowd, and it seemed like a lot of buying was going on, judging from the credit cards being swiped on Square-outfitted iPads at every table. Like the IKEA concept, it’s great to see high quality art and design that can be purchased and appreciated by almost everyone.
Missed this one? Affordable Art Fair NYC will return March 29, 2017 and will run until April 2. read on