Heidler & Heeps, Vinyl Collection (2014) At Bleach Box Gallery, London (All Photos By Gail)
The Affordable Art Fair, which took over two floors of the Metropolitan Pavilion from March 25th – 29th, may now be relegated to a cache of wonderful memories, but that doesn’t mean we can’t revisit some of the fantastic art we saw over several visits, or give a well-earned shout out to the many galleries from all over the globe who came together to make this such a successful and memorable event for all art lovers who attended.
Here are some of our favorite pieces and galleries from the show!
Tom Morosz, Seven’s Home, Fractal Optic Crystal at Ai Bo Gallery, Rye NY
Jacky Tsai, War Skull (Jack of Spades), Eyestorm Online Gallery
Lucie Bennett, Romy In Lights, Eyestorm Online Gallery
Valerio Loi, Instagram at Artstar
Eom Hae Jo, Thesaurus III, Dura Artspace, Seoul South Korea
Yoo Sun Tai, Text and Word, Dura Artspace, Seoul South Korea
Xavi Carbonell, Untitled, Art Angler, New York City
A special shout out goes to Reyka Vodka (my favorite), who sponsored Free Admission Friday and hosted an open bar on the second floor. Impulsive Drunk Art Buying! Woo!
Miniature Jeff Koons Balloon Dog, Karyn Mannix Contemporary, East Hampton, NY
The folks in the Karyn Mannix Contemporary booth, who were selling these adorable miniature replicas of Jeff Koons’ Balloon Dogs mounted on drink coaster-sized mirrors could be overhead chatting about how “Jeff Koons does not own the likeness of the Balloon Dog” and thus anyone should be able to do whatever the heck they want with it, and blah blah blah. They have a point, of course, and I am sure this argument holds water right up to litigation time!
Elvis By Keith Haynes, Vinyl Sculpture, Will’s Art Warehouse, London UK
Happy Days, 14K Gold-Glazed Porcelain Clouds, Michele Mariaud Gallery, NYC
Ryan Callanan, Love is the Drug, Tag Fine Arts, London, UK
Tag Fine Arts in London had one of our overall favorite booths, showcasing lots of eye-catching, contemporary pop art, with most pieces priced in the $2,000 range.
David Shrigley Brass Tooth, Tag Fine Arts
Tom Ungerer, Eat at Artspace Online
Now You See Me By Nemo Jantzen, Galerie Envie D’Art, Paris, France
Check out a detail shot of the above work, just below:
Yves Krief, Mur n 159, Galerie Envie D’Art, Paris, France
Constellation V by Pedro Bonnin, Joanne Artman Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
Where The Action is Mick by Robert Mars, Joanne Artman Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
She No 4 by Chamnan Chongpaiboon, La Lanta Fine Art, Bangkok, Thailand
Ninja Skull – Sakura, Shin Koyama, La Lanta Fine Art, Bangkok, Thailand
Rock ’em Sock ’em by Nelson De La Nuez, Bruce Lurie Gallery, LA, CA
Jean-Marc Calvet, El Viaje at MZ Urban Art, NYC
Finally, let’s make a pit-stop at another favorite exhibitor, Jealous Gallery, which has several locations in London, UK. It is probably no accident that this the booth where I ended up making a purchase.
Bowie and Madonna By Ragman, Jealous Gallery, London, UK
Photo Opportunity – Shocking Pink by Russell Marshall
Such fun art! If you like something you’ve seen on this post, feel free to look up the galleries or the artists on the Google!
2 thoughts on “Favorite Art From the Affordable Art Fair!”
I really enjoyed the AAF this year. And even from walking through it twice, I notice pieces in your post that I didn’t see at the fair.
Dario from Jealous here,
That was a lovely thing to write.
Thank you very much.