The Affordable Art Fair is an international series that brings would-be art collectors and art fans the opportunity to purchase original pieces at various price points. Having just wrapped up yesterday in New York City, the fair brought arts patrons of every income bracket and social sphere to the Waterfront Tunnel in West Chelsea, to view artworks priced from $100 to $10,000. Here's our picks for some of the most exciting works by some pretty promising artists. See which of these exciting New York talents you think may be on their way towards commanding six-figure prices within the next few years.
A World in the City
Contemporary photography by Young Sam Kim. 40 x 53 inches, $8,500 — pictured above.
Oil on canvas by Pham Luan, a Vietnamese artist whose work is already in many international collections. 43 x 51 inches, priced at the Affordable Art Fair ceiling of $10,000
Peace of Mind
Marker on canvas by Nissim Ben Aderet. 44 x 44 inches, $6,500. This artist creates large-scale black-and-white line drawings; an additional piece available for purchase was completed live at the event.
Digital print with diamond dust by Marc Quinn, featuring model Kate Moss. Fair curator calls it an "icebreaker piece." Priced at $3,100.
Oil marker and spray paint by LA ROC, protege of Keith Haring, with a similar "graffiti" style. 38 x 40 inches, priced at $7,500.
Silver deposit, acrylic on canvas by Jimi Gleason. Curator notes that the "metallic, space-like effect" was achieved by silver deposit mixed with paint. 15.75 x 15.75 inches, priced at $3,200.
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Oil on wood panel by Daniel Tai Diaz. One of the largest pieces available for purchase at this event. 96 x 74 inches, priced at $10,000.
Crossing Central 2
Mixed media by Claude Roegiers. A large piece shown by Vogelsang Gallery of Belgium. 44 x 77.5 inches, priced at $6,900.
Wall Street Journal
Lenticular print (edition of 10) by Cecile Plaisance. Festival notes describe this as an "eye-catching" piece showing "a Barbie doll either dressed or undressed with a Wall Street Journal newspaper, depending on the angle viewed." 48 x 36 inches, priced at $7,100.