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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:

Limited edition artwork by Chad Kouri

Limited edition artwork by Chad Kouri

 

Intricate cut outs b y Ian Penney

Intricate cut outs by Ian Penney

Untitled by Nadal, mixed media on canvas

Untitled by Nadal, mixed media on canvas

Prudence (blue) and Patience (green) by Laura Wacha, Mixed Media Sculpture

Prudence (blue) and Patience (green) by Laura Wacha, Mixed Media Sculpture

SiD by Dennis Morris from Manifold Editions, Screenprint

SiD by Dennis Morris from Manifold Editions, Screenprint

Alpared by Curia

Alpared by Curia
Community Chalk Board

Community Chalk Board

 

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Written by Nicole Casamento

Nicole Casamento is the founder of Culture Grinder.

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4 Responses to Quick Hit: Last Day to Check Out the Affordable Art Fair in NYC

  1. Laura Wacha says:

    Prudence and Patience say thank you.

  2. Ken Boe says:

    In this context I would have liked seeing the prices for the works documented.

    • Nicole Casamento says:

      Thanks for the feedback Ken. I will make an effort to list prices in the future for posts where it’s relevant.

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