The Affordable Art Fair NYC, Spring 2012

The Affordable Art Fair offers its visitors a greater opportunity to think about the value of art in their personal lives, from beginner, low budget art collectors to more seasoned ones.

poster for

"The Affordable Art Fair New York City"

at 7 W 34th Street
in the Midtown area
This event has ended - (2012-04-19 - 2012-04-22)

In Photo Reports by Takayuki Fujii 2012-04-21 print

The Affordable Art Fair (AAF) New York, Spring 2012 takes place April 18 – 22 in the building known for other art fairs as VOLTA (7 West 34th Street, New York, NY10001). AAF was founded by Will Ramsay, an owner of Will’s Art Warehouse in 1999. As the name indicates, the art fair aims to make contemporary arts affordable and therefore accessible to everyone. With this clear and understandable vision, it has been held in 15 cities around the globe, including New York City since 2010 in Spring and Autumn.

79 galleries participated in this edition, of which 24 are based in New York. Prices range from $100 to $10,000, with many works under $1,000.

AAF also holds talk events and workshops for both adults and children which can be attended free with admission.

Here is how the Private Preview Party I attended on April 18 looked.

Manifold Editions, London, UK.

Aperture Foundation, New York, NY, USA.

Bicha Gallery, London, UK.

Will’s Art Warehouse, London, UK.

Magnum Photos, New York, NY, USA.

Evan Lurie Gallery, Camel, IN, USA.

Art Student League of New York, New York, NY USA.

Visual Arts Gallery/SVA, New York, NY, USA.

 Engine Gallery, Toronto, Ontario Canada.

Modernbook Gallery Editions, San Francisco, CA USA

One of installations in the venue. Orange Jelly, 2012. Sweaters, polyfill, zip ties. Dimentions variable

 Open Artists Studio with Firelei Baez.

AAF concept is quite original among the many art fairs held annual around the world. It offers its visitors a greater opportunity to think about the value of art in their personal lives, from beginner, low budget art collectors to more seasoned ones.

Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop, a program of the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts.

Takayuki Fujii

Takayuki Fujii. A real Tokyoite, born and raised in Tokyo, Taka now lives in New York. He gained a B.A. in Aesthetic & Art History from Keio University and is working toward an M.A.in Arts and Cultural Management at Pratt Institute. Interested in arts and fashion, Taka considers fashion to include food, clothing and housing, where art connects the three. As a professional, he had worked at Isetan Department Store in Tokyo, as men's clothing assistant buyer, from where he jumped into art industry. Before moving to New York, he's worked at an art gallery and assisted directing an art fair in Tokyo. » See other writings

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