The last couple of times I passed by the Popaganda Pop Up Store on the corner of Washington and Gansevoort Streets in the meatpacking district, the shop was closed. So I’m not sure if it’s closed for good, or was just not open for business on those days. But anyway, that’s where I saw this cow.
One of the best places in NYC to see and buy new art, the Affordable Art Fair, kicked off this past Wednesday with a private preview and continues through Sunday, April 3rd at the Metropolitan Pavilion.
I always have a good time at the fair and I love seeing so much diverse contemporary art — from galleries all across the globe — under one roof. The gallerists are super friendly and I always run into friends. It’s a good time! Since it’s virtually impossible to distill this event due to its massive scope and overall diversity of the art, I decided to do what I did last year, which is to recap by featuring my favorite pink works of art also (including purple and red, just because) to give you an idea of what you’ll see at the Affordable Art Fair, and what the prices are like.
I love the way the bright pink neon extends beyond the background in this sassy piece from La Lanta Fine Art, based in Bangkok, Thailand.
Brooklyn Purple By Lars Tunebo
You gotta love a Pink Elephant taking a walk on the Brooklyn Bridge! Spotted in the booth for Ronen Art Gallery , which is based in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Eloquen Art Company’s booth included fun works by NYC based realist ‘Gumshoe’ painter, Angela China!
This unique sculpture — a pair of oversize, ripe cherries — was created from ceramic and gold, and was found in the booth for Placenza, Italy-based Palma Arte.
The Madrid-based artist know as dEMO is famous for his playful Bear sculptures of all sizes — some are as tall as a building! He is represented by Soraya Cartategui Gallery, also based in Spain.
Korean-born artist/sculptor Wonsil Kim created a pair light fixtures that he calls the Remembrance Wall Light. I snapped a photo of the one with a pale pink finish, but there is also one in a complementary shade of blue. The glass of each lamp depicts a scene of people playing volleyball on the beach, as bright yellow tennis balls wiz by at high speed! Very beautiful, and nostalgic, even! The top of each light features a pair of white feathers poking upward that somewhat emulates a pair of wings. Here’s another view of this lovely work, which I saw in the booth manned by Park Fine Art in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Price: $600 Each (sold as a pair with one Pink and one Blue Lamp)
These Lips are actually an oil painting and not a photograph! Roh Jae-soon explores aspects of communication by painting lips. He is represented by Lilac Gallery here in NYC.
Joanne Artman Gallery (based in Laguna Beach, CA) always brings along a selection of fun, whimsical artworks for their booth, including the hyper-realist paintings of Pedro Bonnin.
From further away you can see this is a pixelated representation of a woman’s face, embedded with a pink neon heart. Very Modern! Courtesy of Arteria Gallery in Bromont, Canada.
Here’s a gorgeous piece of kinetic art that we saw in the booth for Galerie Envie d’Art,located in Paris.
London’s Bleach Box Gallery is one we look forward to visiting each year. Here are two works, by photographer duo Heidler & Heeps (Richard Heeps and Natasha Heidler), both of which are Silver-C prints dry mounted onto aluminum. Their colorful and contemporary work is priced to own!
Price: $215 (for Vinyl Collection, above)
The Affordable Art Fair Runs Through April 3rd, 2016 at The Metropolitan Pavilion, Located at 125 West 18th Street (between 6th and 7th Avenues) in Manhattan. Visit This Link For More Information!
Porter Contemporary is currently hosting We’ll Be Happier Tomorrow, the gallery’s first solo exhibition of new paintings by Lori Larusso — which I stopped by over the weekend and found to be completely charming.
Through shaped, acrylic panels depicting realist images of mundane objects, Larusso embarks / comments on the American Dream — and the idea of happiness being tied to external consequences — revealing symbolically and metaphorically the twist to having such an unrealistic outlook.
I really loved the vibrant colors and playful presentation of this show, and how Larusso’s shaped paintings balance both painterly and sculptural effects. Dissections of reality and unreality sometimes are combined in multiple panels interacting with a central idea.
By including only the necessary information needed to complete the idea and composition, aspects of a specific situation or environment are isolated and brought to the forefront through Larusso’s unique presentation.
We’ll be Happier Tomorrow by Lori Larusso will be on Exhibit October 12th, 2013 at Porter Contemporary, Located at 548 West 28th Street in the Chelsea Gallery District. Gallery Hours Are Tuesday and Wednesday By Appointment, Thursday 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM and Friday – Saturday 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
This almost makes me want to learn to bake.