29th Annual Artexpo New York

March 6, 2007

art expoArt­expo 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.

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