2010 marks the ninth year of the Affordable Art Fair New York City and there were over 70 world-renowned galleries that attended the showcase from all reaches of the globe including London, Vietnam, Toronto, Amsterdam, Buenos Aires, and San Francisco. The annual event served as a casual venue for new and established collectors to browse through paintings, drawings, sculptures, video, photography, and limited edition prints. The great thing about this particular fair is that it was developed with the younger art buyer in mind, so the setting is always approachable, and the contemporary art featured ranges in price from $100 – $10,000.
The event kicked off on May 5th, and ran through May 9th. A number of fashion-inspired pieces were featured in the exhibit, some of which are pictured on the fair’s website (http://www.aafnyc.com/). The collection was such a wonderfully curated mix of emerging artists that I spent over three hours making my way around the fair, browsing and speaking with the various gallery representatives. It’s a great opportunity to learn more about some of the most promising talent on the art scene, and 75% of the artists features sell their pieces for under $5,000.