New York dealer Raquelle Azran told artist An Nguyen that their presence “would unfortunately create hesitation on the part of the audience to enter the exhibition space.”
The Affordable Art Fair, which sells artwork for between $100 and $10,000, will show work from over 400 artists this weekend in Chelsea.
The Affordable Art Fair’s press preview and opening party on Wednesday was a clusterfuck par none. You’d think there were hundreds of eager collectors chomping at the bit to enter a race to obtain star works early, before the riffraff arrived to pick through the rejections. But this is not Art Basel. The Affordable Art Fair is always a mix of the good, the bad, and the lovely, but competitive shopping it is not.