The Affordable Art Fair

Metropolitan Pavilion

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The Affordable Art Fair returns this spring to celebrate 12 years of Fairs in New York City. The spring edition of the Fair will showcase 84 galleries over two floors at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea this April.

Showing in 16 cities internationally this year, Affordable Art Fair fosters a relaxed and enjoyable environment where a diverse array of affordable contemporary art is available. While the majority of exhibiting galleries will be from the United States, one third will be internationally sourced – almost 10% of the fair will be comprised of a new influx of galleries from Korea, China and Japan. Showcasing original paintings, prints, sculptures and photographs, the Fair’s prices range from $100 - $10,000, with the majority of work priced under $5,000.

“As we celebrate 12 years of hosting the Fair in New York, as well as the Fair’s constant growth and evolution, our 2013 spring edition will offer a fresh, smartly curated selection of work to art collectors, professionals, patrons and visitors alike,” says Cristina Salmastrelli, Director of the Affordable Art Fair New York. “We are excited to welcome both our new and longstanding patrons to the Metropolitan Pavilion by offering new and stimulating art activities for children, as well as engaging programming for adults. We are here to satisfy the needs of both the seasoned art collectors and first time buyers, so we try to make sure there is something for everyone.”

On the heels of a design collaboration with Madewell, multi-media artist Rebeca Raney will be featured in this edition’s Recent Graduates Exhibition. Rebeca creates work from a thoughtful and joyful place, a state of mind she refers to as “Raneytown.” Her work underscores the friendly accessible atmosphere Affordable Art Fair strives to create. Rebeca’s large-scale sculptural work, as well as drawings will be placed throughout the Fair, as well as in the Recent Graduates Exhibition space on the second floor.

The Fair will also feature a special installation by David E. Peterson entitled “J Crew Women’s Tops and Bottoms” 2013, as part of a larger ‘J Crew Product Series’ by the artist. Over five feet high by twelve feet wide, the overall installation will be a spectrum of color and texture that is current with contemporary culture, as interpreted by Peterson.

With the Fair’s ongoing emphasis on supporting emerging artist and galleries, as well as students, the second floor of the Fair will also house the Emerging Gallery Section (featuring galleries less than three years old) as well as hosting booths by the School of Visual Arts and The Art Students League of New York. Guided tours and onsite programming will take place throughout the run of the fair, with details to be announced.

The Affordable Art Fair celebrates the idea that art is for everyone, offering original artwork priced from $100 - $10,000, with half of the work under $5,000. The Fair offers unique programming including a wide variety of artist and curator talks, panel discussions, kids’ activities and more. Since its launch in 1999, over 1.2 million people have visited an Affordable Art Fair, and over $275 million in art has been sold at the Fairs. A global brand, the Fair now takes place in Amsterdam, Bristol, Brussels, Hamburg, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Milan, New York, Rome, Seattle, Singapore and Stockholm.

[Image: Gian Paul Lozza "Wolf" Archival pigment print. Courtesy of LUSTER, New York.]



from April 03, 2013 to April 07, 2013
General Admission: Thursday, 11am–8pm; Friday, 11 am – 8 pm (free admission 6 – 8 pm); Saturday, 11am–8pm; Sunday, 11am–5pm 

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