The Other Art Fair Presented by Saatchi Art Returns to New York for Its Second U.S. Fair

09/27/17

The U.K.’s Leading Emerging Artist Fair Returns to Brooklyn with Artwork and Installations by Local and International Emerging Talent

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 27, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Other Art Fair presented by Saatchi Art (“TOAF” or the “Fair”), the U.K.’s leading art fair for discovering emerging artists, returns to New York this Fall at the Brooklyn Expo Center November 9-12. Unlike traditional art fairs that cater to galleries, TOAF gives buyers unparalleled direct access to artists, and pairs emerging art with experiential programming, appealing to a new generation of art collectors. TOAF New York will present over 100 emerging artists from across the globe.

This past June, the inaugural U.S. Fair hosted over 8,000 attendees and sold hundreds of works directly by the artists, hailing from multiple countries across the globe. With many original works available for under $1,000, TOAF New York’s accessible variety of artworks makes it easy for art lovers to begin collecting and provides a carefully curated platform for artist discovery.

The New York Fair will feature a diverse group of artists from countries including France, Japan, Canada, Germany, Belgium and Switzerland, among others, including Sylvie Hamou, Tricia Lorach, Isabella Di Sclafani, Naomi Yuki and Christian De Wulf. London-based artist Cody Choi and New York-based artist Xan Padron are two of the returning artists slated to participate at the Fair this fall.

The Saatchi Art Talks program, led by Saatchi Art’s Chief Curator and TOAF New York selection committee member Rebecca Wilson, will be hosted in the Saatchi Art Lounge. Through this engaging program, artists, collectors and cultural influencers will gather to discuss a range of topics relating to the global emerging art scene, as well as investing in artworks priced at under $1,000.  Additionally, attendees will get an exclusive look at the newly launched Limited by Saatchi Art, a new way to buy limited edition prints from some of Saatchi Art’s most exciting emerging artists.

The artists featured in each edition of TOAF are chosen by a committee of influential art experts and tastemakers to ensure fair attendees are given access to a promising and talented roster of emerging artists. This year’s U.S. selection committee includes: Rebecca Wilson (Chief Curator, Saatchi Art), Maria Brito (Art Advisor, Curator, Collector, Author), Ashley Stewart (Director of Sales, Salon 94), Jessamyn Fiore (Curator, Author & Co-Director of The Estate of Gordon Matta-Clark), Emily Steer (Deputy Editor, Elephant Magazine) and Amber Harper (Assistant Curator, The Drawing Center).

To learn more about The Other Art Fair, visit www.theotherartfair.com. Purchase tickets for TOAF New York HERE.

Opening Night:
Thursday, November 9th, 6:00pm-10:00pm

General Entry:
Friday, November 10th, 12:00pm–9:00pm
Saturday, November 11th, 11:00am–7:00pm
Sunday, November 12th, 11:00am–6:00pm

About The Other Art Fair
The Other Art Fair presented by Saatchi Art, the leading artist fair for discovering emerging artists, provides a platform for artists to present and sell their work directly to art buyers. Using a selection committee of art experts and a guest curator, each fair presents more than 100 artists and their work, enabling both collectors and first-time buyers to buy directly from emerging artists. In six years The Other Art Fair has hosted 19 fairs working with over 1,000 artists from more than 20 countries. Unlike “other” fairs, The Other Art Fair creates an accessible and open fair designed for visitors to enjoy an interactive and immersive experience. www.theotherartfair.com

About Saatchi Art
Saatchi Art features the world’s largest selection of original art and helps people all over the world find art and artists they love. The online art gallery offers more than 500,000 original unique paintings, drawings, sculptures and photographs by over 60,000 emerging artists from over 100 countries. Saatchi Art is redefining the experience of buying and selling art by providing art lovers with free art advisory services and an expertly curated selection of art, while giving artists a convenient and welcoming environment in which to exhibit and sell their work. To discover the world of Saatchi Art, please visit www.saatchiart.com. Saatchi Online, Inc., which operates Saatchi Art, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Leaf Group Ltd. (NYSE:LFGR).

Press Contacts:

Mia Mendez
Sr. PR Manager
mia.mendez@saatchiart.com
310.917.6433

Sharna Daduk
Sr. Director, PR
Sharna.daduk@saatchiart.com
310.917.6405

Source: The Other Art Fair

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