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Affordable Art Fair Comes to Hong Kong

Over 80 galleries will have a presence at Hong Kong’s first Affordable Art Fair, to be held from 15 – 17 March.

Affordable Art Fair Comes to Hong Kong


March 5th, 2013

The fair, which adds to Hong Kong’s already blooming art scene, will be held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.

The Man Who Walks Through Walls (2012) by Blek le Rat. Image courtesy of Art Equity gallery

Over 80 galleries from around the world will be participating in the inaugural edition, with more than half coming from Asia.

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Bibliotheque 1 (2010) by Damien Matthews. Image courtesy of Mur Nomade gallery

Visitors can expect to see a broad range of works by both emerging and established names, and in a broad range of styles and mediums.

In addition, an exhibition titled ” Young Talent Hong Kong” will provide a platform for young local artists to display their creativity.

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Calm Before (2012) by Paul Robinson. Image courtesy of The Cat Street Gallery

Founded by Will Ramsay (also co-founder of Art HK) in London in 1999, the Affordable Art Fair aims to make contemporary art accessible to everyone – including the man on the street. The prices are designed to suit every budget, and the environment is friendly, informative, and pressure-free.

Today, the Affordable Art Fair is held in major cities around the world, including London, New York, Seattle, Mexico City, Amsterdam, Milan, Hamburg, Stockholm, and Singapore.

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Young Lady (2012) by Attasit Pokpong. Image courtesy of La Lanta Fine Art gallery

On the decision to bring the fair to Hong Kong, Ramsay says, “Affordable Art Fair is the next step in the evolution of the Hong Kong art market, a market with vast potential.”

He adds, “At each fair, approximately 30 per cent of visitors have never bought an original work of art before, so the fair rather uniquely develops a new generation of collectors, which in turn helps to grow and diversify the regional art market.”

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Contingence of the Perplexed (2012) by Andrew Baines. Image courtesy of REDSEA Gallery

All art displayed at the fair will be for sale. The works will be priced between HK$1,000 and HK$100,000, with 75 per cent of all pieces priced below HK$75,000.

The Affordable Art Fair has seen over 1 million visitors since its inception, with a total art sales of over US$275 million.

Top image: Pelirroja (2010) by Cristina Gayarre. Image courtesy of Standarte gallery

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