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Low-priced art is an investment we can still afford 16 February, 2010

Posted by emilyjenkinsonmydecoblog in mydeco guest blogger.
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Now in its 11th year, the Affordable Art Fair is going from strength to strength with low-priced art proving an increasingly attractive investment for homeowners contending with a still-shaky economy. According to its founder, Will Ramsay, last year’s October fair was the best attended ever, and the third best for sales out of a total of 17 London fairs, with £4million worth of art bought. In a recent interview with The Good Web Guide, Will said that, this year, he predicts “further pick-up as confidence returns.”

Will Ramsay, founder of Will’s Art Warehouse and The Affordable Art Fair

It’s a prediction that bodes well for this year’s Spring Affordable Art Fair, taking place in Battersea Park between 11th – 14th March, where 120 galleries will be showing an array of contemporary art, priced from just £50 up to a ceiling price of £3,000 and ranging from firmly established household names such as Sir Peter Blake, Jann Hanworth (solo show currently on at Woverhampton Art Gallery), Billy Childish (solo show currently at the ICA) or Scottish painter John Bellany to hot young talent on show at stands including My Life in Art, Mauger Modern, Bo-lee, Olivia Connelly and Sesame Gallery.

Jann Haworth, ‘Mickeyangelo’, Oil on canvas, 50 x 50 cm, £2,850, Olivia Connelly

If it is the new talent that you’re after at this year’s Affordable Art Fair, be sure to visit Land without a Map,  a showcase for emerging artists, curated by jotta, the online and offline community of practicing artists and designers borne from the University of Arts London, which provides visitors with the opportunity to snap up artwork from one of tomorrow’s brightest stars.

To read the full interview with Will Ramsay, founder of The Affordable Art Fair, click here.

And to snap up 2-for-1 tickets, click here.



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