For those looking for modern masterpieces, contemporary artworks, freshly-printed large canvas prints of the highest quality, the Big Apple is currently holding its annual week of art fairs, fancy wine, and all sorts of connoisseur contrivances.
The art fairs are done for the purpose of helping the art business back into form, but also for bringing in art, and those that appreciate artistry, from across the world. Art, art appreciators, appraisers, and dealers from places as far as Cape Town, Tokyo, etc. mingle with their kindred spirits from New York and America.
The weekend will be marked by a dozen art fairs, and all of them are primed to wow visitors with spectacular artworks, magnificent sculptures, colorful large canvas prints, and other pieces of creative constructions. Here are four of them, to give you a grand idea of what to expect amidst the hustle of the Big Apple.
- NADA (New Art Dealers Alliance) New York (March 2-5, Skylight Clarkson North)
- Held by the New Art Dealers Alliance, a non-profit organization dedicated to more contemporary artworks and artists. Their art fair focuses on paintings, as those are more prevalent with contemporary artists, and the fair itself is medium-size, with small displays. The NADA’s currently focused on local American talent, with profits from the fair supporting the American Civil Liberties Union, government arts funding, and free art education for children (My Kid Could Do That).
- The Armory Show (March 2-5, Pier 92 & Pier 94)
- The largest art fair in the city, with a myriad of artworks from different artists. This particular behemoth of an art fair is so big, it needs to NYC piers to hold it; Pier 92 primarily handles the older works, with works from around the 20th century, whilst Pier 94 is more contemporary.
- Independent New York (March 2-5, Spring Studios Tribeca)
- Held by the Independent, established a little bit later than NADA, but have made the jump from independent to big-name art faster, the Independent NY boasts a mix of NADA’s hipster-esque vibe and the class of more “mature” fairs. Uniquely set up with booths designed by different architects from across the globe, this fair tends to attract big names who seek a somewhat edgy air.
- The Art Show by the ADAA (March 1-5, Park Avenue Armory)
- The clerisy to NADA’s common, The Art Show, is the old-fashioned, elite-only, fair, held in the Upper East Side of NY. Organized by the Art Dealers Association of America, and populated only by artworks possessing their approval, The Art Show is exclusive, and flaunting it.