Quick Hit: Last Day to Check Out the Affordable Art Fair in NYC
Attempting to bridge the gap between the public’s growing interest in contemporary art and the often intimidating highbrow gallery scene, Will Ramsay founded his Art Warehouse in London in 1996 to sell art the average person could afford to buy. The success of the Art Warehouse encouraged Ransey to launch the first Affordable Art Fair in London in 1999. Since then, his Affordable Art Fairs have expanded and now take place in cities all over the globe, with over 100 million visitors attending to date.
The New York edition of the fair came back this year to occupy The Tunnel in Chelsea for 3 days. Galleries from around the world set up camp in the repurposed 19th century warehouse and offerred works for as little as $20 in different mediums. While some of the work represented at the fair may not be substantial enough for a fine art connoisseur, there are charming treasures to be found among the booths. Our personal picks are shared below: