March 25 – 29 2015 at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City saw an abundance of art purchased by young and old alike!
Arizona’s SavvyCollector.com representative viewed people streaming by with their purchases as gallery owners scrambled to fill vacant walls with new stock on Sunday, the fair’s final day. Lawrence Cantor, an exhibitor revealed this swarming pace was consistent throughout all 5 days and nights.
Majority of sales were $1,000 – $3,000, but red dots were seen on artworks up to $9,800.
The energy was bright! Over 70 exhibitors were from the UK, the USA, Korea, Canada, Spain, Italy, Australia, Thailand and the Netherlands.
Large format photographs were eye catching. There seemed to be a fondness for high def photos of books on bookshelves. Especially soothing was a ongoing video of a synthesized wave accompanied by synthesized wave sounds available for $100 in either CD or USB format. Marble, ceramic, glass, bronze and Plexiglas sculptures were available for those lacking available wall space.
Perhaps this concept represents the right means to attract all generations. One label indicated “Payment plans are available” in tiny print.
Next New York Affordable Art Fair is scheduled for September 10-13, 2015 at the Metropolitan Pavilion.