Superfine! The Fair Brings a Fun, Approachable Take on "Art Collecting"

 

For its second year in New York, Superfine! brings its largest Art Fair yet to the Meatpacking District from May 2-6, 2018. The fair, which proposes a fresher, more friendly and approachable atmosphere where New Yorkers from all walks of life can consider and collect art, will host 78 exhibiting galleries and emerging artists' solo projects.

 
 

While Superfine! has editions in Miami, Washington DC, and Los Angeles, the fair boasts serious hometown credibility (50%+ of exhibitors hail from the NYC area) and progressive politics (70% of exhibiting artists are women with a base that also strongly reflects people of color and LGBT+ artists).

Superfine! in the Press (selected articles)

Hi-Fructose Magazine - “subverts the typical fair, opting for a hyper-curated environment”

Cool Hunting - “One of the most exciting art fairs in Miami, LA, DC and NYC, Superfine! features independent artists and galleries...replaces pretense with vibrance.”

Art Report - “Their success is proof of their prowess and the validation that the stuffy rules of the art world need to be reevaluated, mainly by listening to what people want.

 
 

The Fair will open on Wednesday, May 2nd to Superfine! Collectors' Society members and guests with a semi-private Twilight Vernissage. A promising talent and Superfine! exhibiting artist, body painter Trina Merry will perform a live recreation of two pieces from her “Lust of Currency” series which examines the role of art, commerce and society in a commoditized culture using a backdrop of famous paintings including the controversial Salvator Mundi.

 
 

Dancers from Heidi Latsky Dance 's troupe, reflecting individuals of "diverse and extreme bodies" will act as a living sculpture court throughout the evening as guests enjoy cotton candy draped champagne, and more.

 
 

Superfine! has also partnered with the venerable Lower Eastside Girls Club to present a night of female-driven arts programming. Other highlights from the fair's program include a seated Dim Sum Collectors' Dinner with Cantonese specialties from Chinatown mainstay Nom Wah Tea Parlor and a sake pairing curated by expert sommelier Zachary Gross, along with another food/art pairing in the fair's second annual Young Collectors' Ice Cream Social featuring "snow cream" by East Village phenom Snowdays.

For more information and to buy tickets: superfinenyc.eventbrite.com