NEW YORK, NY.-
Appealing to established collectors and first time art buyers, the ninth annual Affordable Art Fair
New York City features contemporary art priced from $100 - $10,000. Over 75 galleries from five continents will exhibit original painting, sculpture, photography, and works on paper at 7W New York (7 West 34th Street) in New York City from May 6 - 9, 2010.
Judith Pineiro, the recently-appointed Director of AAF, is thrilled to be part of such a fun and accessible art fair. "AAF NYC 2010's exciting campaign 'Art is Everywhere: Bring It Home from the Affordable Art Fair,' underscores that art can be found in every aspect of our daily lives. We hope our campaign will encourage art enthusiasts, novices and the overall public, to visit the fair and find their own personal treasure at to take home," says Pineiro.
"I am happy to spearhead this year's Affordable Art Fair, with galleries from around the world exhibiting a wide range of works of art by today's hottest young talent and known names," observes Pineiro. "AAF visitors will also find outstanding programming, including children's activities, sculpture demonstrations, photography talks, and discussions by filmmaker Jim Venturi on his documentary about legendary architects, Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown."
AAF NYC will celebrate "I Heart Brooklyn" with six galleries from the borough, along with an "I Heart Brooklyn Party" featuring Brooklyn music and art performances, classes for children by Brooklyn teachers and an I Heart Brooklyn Recent Graduate exhibition highlighting unrepresented Brooklyn artists.
AAF Past and Present
In 1999, Will Ramsay founded the Affordable Art Fair (AAF) in London. His aim was to make contemporary art accessible to everyone, and to show you don't need to be an art expert or a millionaire to enjoy and buy art. Ten years later, AAF has become a global event with fairs taking place in Amsterdam, Paris, Brussels, New York and Singapore, with affiliate events in Sydney and Melbourne. More than 650,000 people have visited Affordable Art Fairs around the world, purchasing over $160 million worth of art.