Original Melting Pops Plus Blinged-Out Mix Tapes By Betsy Enzensberger, at Art Unified of Venice, CA (Photos By Gail)
Welcome at last to my much-anticipated photo recap of NYC’s 2023 Affordable Art Fair, Fall Edition! While the event took place back in September, we’ve been busy curating all the best photos for you to savor in the crisp days of October. This fall’s fair was a testament to the enduring allure of this unique art marketplace, offering a vibrant and diverse array of creative expressions that will surely captivate your imagination without putting you in the poorhouse.
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Photo By Gail
Artist Damilola Odusote is known for his eclectic and intricate works that combine ink drawings with tiny human figures. His favorite artists MC Escher and David Shrigley for the detail and humor in their deep thought provoking drawings, and you can definitely see an Escher influence in this piece, entitled Show Pink Love Together. Spotted at the recent Affordable Art Fair in NYC, this work is priced at $950 from Arteria Gallery.
Twiggy By Angee Ferrin at AC Latin Art. $800 Each /$5,000 Set of 9 (All Photos By Gail)
Even if you’ve been attending New York’s biannual Affordable Art Fair for the past decade, you’d be forgiven for mistaking the blocks-long queue snaking east from the Metropolitan Pavilion for that of yet another big retail chain’s going-out-of-business sale. On my way to the Wednesday night Private View, I thought maybe the Container Store was in its final days, so it was kind of crazy to realize that the line lead directly to my destination, meaning the AAF is back post-Covid as a bona fide social event, attracting an eclectic group of VIPS, art enthusiasts, collectors, and assorted fans. Judging by the body-to-body crowd and vibrant atmosphere inside the venue, art events have entered a new, new normal. Welcome to it.
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Photos By Gail
When I spotted this sparkling resin sculpture replicating a batch of glitter-drizzled Pink French Fries — intermingled with what looks to me like Pot Leaves — at the recent Affordable Art Fair, I immediately thought another artist was highjacking the ideas of whimsical pop artist Betsy Enzensberger, but I was mistaken.
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The Winner of Pinkest Booth at the Fair is London’s C. Thomas Projects for Ideel Art (All Photos By Gail)
If I am ever asked to name my three favorite pastimes (which really is not often) I will respond as follows:
I like to Eat
I like to Look at Art
I like to Watch TV
You can see that my love of Art is way up there, ranking just behind my love of sustenance, TV and also (not mentioned previously) sleeping. Art Fairs are a terrific way to get a huge and diverse art fix in one place and my favorite is the twice-annual Affordable Art Fair (AAF), which I have been highlighting and photo-recapping since 2015! I can’t believe how much I rule.
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