If you’re down to your last million or two and simply can’t afford to splash out on another old master, then you should get yourself down to Battersea in mid March.
The Affordable Art Fare (AAF) is back and it’s bringing a whole world of amazing and very reasonably priced art with it.
The event will showcase the work of over 120 studios and galleries with exhibits by numerous renowned artists mixed in with the more up and coming and experimental stuff. Prices start from a few hundred quid to £5000.
The first fair was held in London’s Battersea in 1999 and since then the event has gone from strength to strength. The AAF now host annual events in Bristol, Brussels, Stockholm, Amsterdam, Hamburg, Milan, New York, Singapore, Seoul, Stockholm, Amsterdam, Toronto and Hamburg.
The events are about much more than just flogging art however. There are artist led workshops, talks, as well as numerous art related activities for kids.
The fair is the brainchild of Will Ramsay, a former soldier and the founder of Will’s Art Warehouse. He says ‘I founded the Affordable Art Fair in 1999 with the aim of breaking down perceived barriers in the ‘stuffy’ and ‘formal’ art world. I wanted to make art accessible and affordable to everyone”. When you look at the global succes of the company now, it seems like Ramsey has succeeded.
The latest figures about the event say that, including 2017, over 1.6 million people had visited an Affordable Art Fair with a jaw dropping £235 million pounds spent on the exhibits.
The Affordable Art Fair will take place at:
London SW11 4NJ (sat nav: SW8 4NW)