By Brian Hester (New York, NY – May 2, 2019)
Looking for an exciting and enlightening event this weekend in New York City? Forecast calls for rain all weekend so stay indoors and enjoy Art New York. The highly-anticipated fifth edition of Art New York opened this afternoon Thursday May 2 at Pier 94 and will run through Sunday, May 5 during the height of New York’s art and cultural season. The fair kicked off with an elegant, invitation-only VIP Preview this afternoon before the fair opened to the public at 5 pm.
Tickets can be had for as little as $25 and lite food and beverages including beer, wine and cocktails are available for purchase. There are small lounges and comfy seating areas provided to boost your enjoyment.
Art New York showcases noteworthy and fresh works by important artists from the contemporary, modern, post-war and pop eras, and will feature paintings, photography, prints, drawings, design and sculptures presented by nearly 300 artists represented by 70 international galleries across 50 cities in 18 countries. The fair also includes CONTEXT, a platform for a selection of new and established contemporary galleries to showcase emerging, mid-career and cutting-edge talent.
Art New York provides a fresh alternative for new and established collectors, curators, museum professionals and art world luminaries to discover and acquire a carefully-curated, content-rich presentation of investment quality artworks from both the primary and secondary markets including KAWS, RETNA, Pablo Atchugarry, Jean Michel Basquiat, Fernando Botero, George Condo, Salvador Dali, Jean Dubuffet, Willem de Kooning, Shepard Fairey, Keith Haring, Damien Hirst, Robert Indiana, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Longo, Francisco Masó, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró, Pablo Picasso, Richard Prince, Frank Stella, Robert Rauschenberg, and Andy Warhol. Galleries at Art New York have previously exhibited at Art Miami, Art Basel, Design Miami, The Armory Show, Masterpiece, the Art Dealers Association of America’s The Art Show and more.
Of special interest, the Licht Feld Gallery booth has several must see items including four rare never before displayed photos of the late musical legend David Bowie by artist Markus Klinkp (see video interview below) and several amazing video embedded works that simply must be seen to be truly enjoyed and appreciated.