Tripping on Brooklyn Bridge By Lars Tunebo at Ronnen Art Gallery, Amsterdam, $3200 (All Photos By Gail)
This year, the beginning of Spring in NYC was noteworthy not only for the arrival of Winter Storm Toby, but also for the kick off of the Affordable Art Fair — an event which we traditionally condense with a recap of the coolest Pink Artworks of the fair. Let’s get to it!
As usual, the Affordable Art Fair lived up to its reputation as the place to see, buy and be inspired by thousand of pieces of art — including unique sculpture, painting, photography and beyond — in a price range to fit every budget. While a few old favorite galleries were absent this year, a few others were back again, and a few established their presence at the AAFNYC for the first time, which kept the art fresh and exciting for everyone.
Greeting everyone at the entrance to the fair was Chiefs & Spirits International Art, located in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Chiefs & Spirits showcased a collection of very Spring-like wall sculptures by German artist Stefan Gross. These works resemble carpets of tiny blossoms and are, appropriately, entitled Bloomers.
Detail of Above Work
These pieces are priced at $7,500 each.
Pop Artist Matthew Lapenta continues with his signature Emoji sculpture series with this piece found at Axiom Contemporary, located in Santa Monica, CA.
The Gift by George Charriez, $4,500, at Connect Contemporary in Atlanta.
Brooklyn’s Ground Floor Gallery represents many up-and-c0ming artists. This lovely abstract work is called Pink Dreams (Neon Dusk) (2018), by artist Rhia Hurt ($775).
Pink Snow Cephalopod (2018), By Jenny Brown, $250, also at Ground Floor Gallery.
First to Bloom (2016) By Pham Luan, $8,600, at Judith Hughes Day Vietnamese Contemporary Fine Art, Via Artnet
Nothing says “It’s Spring, Bitches” quite like flowering tree, amiright?
This piece is called Fushia Spray in Two Parts — an exploding spray-paint can encased in an acrylic glass block — by Francois Bel. Priced at $5,600 from Galerie Virginie Barrou Planquart, Paris.
Photo Opportunity -Shocking Pink By Russell Marshall ($750 Framed)
Jealous Gallery of London, UK was back in action at the AAFNYC after taking last year off, and boy were they missed! We love their fun pop culture / pop art posters!
Decadence (Pink) By Sara Pope, $1440 Framed from Jealous Gallery.
Willian Kingett, Neon Heart, $465 Framed.
Apologies for the wonky angles, but it was the only way to get the shot without a reflection in the glass!
Hey, do you like neon art? Check out this fun sign, You Blow My Mind by Lauren Baker: $2,050 at Liberty & Gas Gallery of London.
Pink, Black and Gold By Emily Carriere, $1,540 at Canada’s Lustre Contemporary.
Keep Calm and Carry On By Toni Hamel, $7,000, also at Lustre Contemporary.
I am sure that this works speaks to many people right about now.
Single Rose By Fran Mora, $4,900 at Strange Tracey, East Sussex, UK. Gorgeous!
Campbell’s Soup ALA Warhol (Pink and White) By L3F0u (Le Fou) aka Constantin Philippou, $1,280 at Artêria Gallery, Canada.
Look what we found over at the booth for London’s Tag Fine Arts (a perennial favorite): it’s another piss-take on the iconic Jeff Koons’ Balloon Dog Sculpture, this time from Pop Artist Sebastian Burdon (also known under the pseudonym Whatshisname).
Burdon’s POPek the Balloon Dog loves taking a poop, HA! POPek Pink (2017) can be yours for just $6,000!
Also at Tag, we found Heidler & Heeps’ B Side (Pink), 2014, print under resin, priced at $2,100!
Last but not least, we adore this piece by NYC-based artist Leslie Tucker! Leslie has rendered a very accurate representation of a fancy bra called Hooks & Slides, whose fastening straps feature a fanged viper at one end and a fish hook at other! Available from JVS Project Space in NYC for $975 framed.
See you in the Fall with more Pink Art!