Artexpo New York, the world’s largest fine and popular art fair, presents its 29th annual exposition on March 1–5, 2007 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. The industry’s most anticipated event of the year will host more than 600 exhibitors from over 40 countries, offering visitors an opportunity to view and purchase fine works in a truly international environment, unmatched in size and scope.
More than 40,000 visitors, including trade buyers and consumer art enthusiasts, are expected to explore the latest trends in the fine art world; purchasing both traditional and cutting-edge works ranging from original paintings and sculptures to limited-edition lithographs, giclees, animation, photography and more. Artexpo New York’s expanded international offering in 2007 will also allow visitors to tap into the growing global art market, and present opportunities to purchase from international galleries that would otherwise not be available.
“The growth of the show on an international level has been tremendous,” said Eric Smith, Vice President of The Art Group, the show’s producer. “We’re excited to expand the global reach of the show and give attendees the chance to interact with works that represent points around the world, adding a dynamic cultural component to Artexpo New York.”
Over its 29-year history, Artexpo New York has helped propel the careers of some of the finest American artists of the 20th century, including Andy Warhol, Peter Max, Robert Indiana, Leroy Neiman, Robert Rauschenberg, and others who went on to fame and fortune. To address its history, and reflect on the future of the industry, Artexpo New York launched the SOLO Independent Artists’ Pavilion in 2004; a section of independent artists and photographers that have yet to sign with a gallery or art dealer; which has become one of the most trafficked areas of the show.
After three years of showcasing hundreds of emerging artists in the fine art spotlight, and giving them access to the world’s largest art-buying audience under one roof, SOLO expects more than 300 artists to participate in 2007, up 50% from last year. This year’s increased participation will add to the number of diverse works that have made the section so well-received in the past and offer a greater selection of originals to collectors in search of a unique piece to start their collection or add to an already established one.
Other Artexpo New York highlights include a higher quality decorative arts offering that will include small sculptures, objects and functional art that are growing in popularity as consumers become more interior-design conscious. Improvements in the show’s decorative arts offerings are fueled by the notion that decorative pieces work well with traditional wall décor to create a greater overall design aesthetic in the home.
“Every year, we continue to expand the show to address the trends that are driving the markets. Improvements in the decorative arts section not only add to the overall quality of the fair, but give buyers the opportunity to visualize the aesthetic value these pieces have when complementing the artwork that surrounds them,” said Rob A. Spademan, Director of Marketing.