I traipsed through the affordable art fair in singapore on wednesday evening, partly to celebrate the launch of art republik, a brand new glossy by the fab folks of heart media, and partly cos I was curious.
as a collector of predominately asian art for the past few years, I was interested to see what the rest of the world had to offer. and, like everyone else, was also looking for a good buy at a great price !
so, what did I think of the offerings? plenty of interesting, albeit slightly overpriced, pieces and some ho-hum , predictable , ordinary ones. but I did manage to unearth some wonderful gems.
here’s a selection of some of my faves ….
so, did I walk away with anything? I wish I could’ve grabbed all my fave pieces but unfortunately, I don’t print money, so I had to be disciplined and restrained …. there was, however, one piece that had my name painted across in broad strokes across the canvas … hand picked by bert van zetten, uber curator and owner of the barcelona-based villa del arte gallery specially for the singapore fair, it was a brilliant interpretation of fashion god kaiser karl by spanish artist juan pajares …..
cost of painting – affordable ….
decades of joy – priceless