This Weekend: Shop for Art at the Affordable Art Fair

This Weekend: Shop for Art at the Affordable Art Fair

Capitalism by Dirk Westphal (2012), a print featuring a variety of bottle caps
Courtesy of Maison 24

Last night I visited the Affordable Art Fair: an event that promotes accessible artwork, running now through Sunday, April 6th at Chelsea’s Metropolitan Pavilion. The international fair takes place in a handful of big cities like Amsterdam, Hong Kong and Seattle. Partnering with small galleries, the AAF brings together an eclectic collection of works—from photographs and paintings to sculptures and 3-D pieces—that range in price from about $100-$10,000.

When I arrived outside the Pavilion, the line stretched down the block. Thankfully, the Fair’s greeters checked tickets quickly and attendees streamed into the space. I was immediately drawn to the more unusual pieces, like the colorful canvas sculptures created by Seattle artist duo Stallman, displayed at Joanne Artman Gallery’s booth.

I found another favorite at Rebecca Hossack Gallery’s booth: a series of prints by artist Phil Shaw depicting bookshelves. Each print represented a different New York City subway line, with titles corresponding to station names and color schemes to match the bright blue A line, lime green G train and others.

AAF strives to help you find the perfect art piece with ease. Never bought art before? Check out AAF’s guide to navigating the fair, starting your collection and displaying art. At the event, gallery representatives are happy to help you and answer questions. Once you’ve found a piece, the Fair provides complimentary wrapping by art handling professionals and a delivery service if your purchase is too big to carry home.

Visit the show this weekend or check out future events online at affordableartfair.com/newyork.

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