If the price tags at Frieze London have got you thinking that owning modern art is about as feasible as a casual stroll to the moon, then you might want to check out another art fair arriving in London this October.
The Affordable Art Fair Battersea starts on Thursday 20 October and brings with it an array of work by exciting emerging artists and more established names, from Ben Eine (whose work was gifted to President Obama by the then newly elected Prime Minster David Cameron) to pop artist Jann Haworth, who worked on the Beatles’ Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album cover.
Crucially, the works are all priced between £100 and £5,000 - considerably more affordable than the biggest tickets in a UK art market which can see blockbusting sales at auction running into millions of pounds.
Confirmed galleries selling work at the Battersea fair include Linda Blackstone Gallery, Liberty Gallery, Jealous Gallery, Eleven and a Half and Eduardo Alessandro Studios and work by more than 1,100 artists will be exhibited under the same tent roof in Battersea Park.
For £250 and under you can buy fluorescent screen prints by Joe Cruz, wood engravings by Jazmin Velasco (no relation of José María Velasco, as far as we know) and, if you’re particularly taken with the location of the fair, you can buy a gilded rendition of ‘Battersea Chimneys’ by Jayson Lilley.
Affordable Art Fair Battersea 20 – 23 October 2016, affordableartfair.com/battersea
- Weekday tickets cost £10 in advance or £12 on the door, weekend tickets cost £12 in advance or £15 on the door
- Concessions tickets are available and children under 16 go free