Van Gogh and da Vinci are names that will pass on throughout times. Their pieces will forever be engraved in our minds as the original classics that left the world in awe, whether by their portrayals of a scream, or a smile. But just because contemporary artists have both ears intact, and are not complete technological geniuses does not mean that their works are incapable of capturing our hearts.
And I’m not the only one who thinks this. In 1996, British national Will Ramsay opened Will’s Art Warehouse in London in an attempt to cater to the increasing demand and interest in contemporary art. Ramsay focused on approximately 150 less well known artists and began to offer their works for prices ranging between $100 to $5,000.
After several waves of success, Ramsay took the next step and expanded his Art Warehouse, leading to the creation of the Affordable Art Fair, which launched in Battersea Park in October 1999. The fair attracted the attention of local galleries selling affordable art, as well as 10,000 visitors and customers looking to peruse and purchase.
Today, 14 years later, the Affordable Art Fair has spread its wings and touched down in nations all over the globe including Hamburg, Singapore, Stockholm, Milan, Bristol, Amsterdam and of course, the global hub for arts and culture – New York City.
This year the Fall Affordable Art Fair will be an enthralling four day event, held thanks to the participation of more than 50 galleries from all around the globe. Aside from browsing the various masterpieces, visitors can also take informative tours, attend talks on topics ranging from how to buy good art to ones that take them inside the artists minds, dig into the refreshments provided at the nearby cafe, explore the various exhibitions (such as the Recent Graduates Exhibition and Chad Kouri‘s Limited Edited Artwork Exhibition) or take their kids to participate in the Art Therapy Outreach Center‘s special events for children.
There will also be a Private Preview Party the day before the fair launches, where potential buyers can take a sneak peek at all the beautiful collections and works that will be showcased during the fair itself. Who knows, one of the pieces could belong to the next Picasso, or our century’s very own artistic virtuoso.
October 3-6 2013
Private Preview on October 2
269 11th Avenue
New York, NY
Please click here to purchase your tickets