The Affordable Art Fair, which is on display all weekend at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea, was founded in 1999 as an alternative to the high-priced, blue chip art events that tend to dominate the scene. It bills itself as the only fair with a price ceiling, with costs maxing out at $12,000 and plenty of pieces in the hundreds. Over 70 local, national and international galleries are taking part in this year’s event. The booths are filled with giant colorful pop art-inspired canvases, black and white photography of people dancing, and uncanny collages of elephants stalking the city. This is the realm of quirky Lego art, pigeon portraits, deer heads and lenticular prints of records. If you’re in the market for the world’s most calming blown-up photo of sea foam kissing the beach, this is the place for you.
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