The highly-anticipated fifth edition of Art New York returned to Pier 94 Thursday, May 2 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 on Thursday May 2 at 2 p.m. before the fair opened to the public at 5 p.m.
Art New York showcased noteworthy and fresh works by important artists from the contemporary, modern, post-war and pop eras, and featured 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 included 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.
“For our fifth edition, we are proud to present a premium art fair that showcases an impressive selection of artworks from artists of the 20th and 21st centuries as well as work from the most significant emerging artists,” said Nick Korniloff, director, Art New York. “In addition, our presentation provides a worthy complement to the activities taking place during New York art week.”
The New York Academy of Art is Art New York’s philanthropic partner and it presented an exhibition curated by Academy President David Kratz and Academy supporter Helena Christensen, that held its VIP Reception on Thursday May 2 between 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The drawings, paintings and sculpture have all been created by alumni of the Academy’s MFA program including James Adelman, Tamalin Baumgarten, Joao Brandao, Dina Brodsky, Diana Corvelle, Shiqing Deng, Christian Fagerlund, Brett Harvey, Jacob Hicks, Alexis Hilliard, Sara Issakharian, Yun Jang, Lani Kennefick, Will Kurtz, Dan Pelonis, Laura Peturson, James Razko, Nicolas V. Sanchez, Stephen Shaeen, Susan Siegel, Kathy Stecko, Zeynep Tekiner, Jiannan Wu, and Zane York. The New York Academy of Art is a nonprofit educational and cultural institution that combines intensive technical training in the fine arts with active critical discourse. Through major exhibitions, a robust lecture series, and an ambitious curriculum, the Academy serves as a creative and intellectual center for all artists dedicated to highly skilled, conceptually aware figurative and representational art.
“Art New York presents a rejuvenated platform to present the finest selection of contemporary, modern, post-war and pop art alongside our CONTEXT platform with emerging, mid-career and cutting-edge talents,” said Julian Navarro, co-director, Art New York. “Following last season’s redesign, our revitalized ambience and amenities will continue to present a fresh and inspired perspective that will provide our collectors with a premier experience.”