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Affordable Art Fair founder's vision to sell a million artworks

Affordable Art Fair founder Will Ramsay now plans for the long run as it marks 100th edition

Published on May 23, 2014 12:19 PM
 

When Mr Will Ramsay started the Affordable Art Fair in London in 1999, he never expected that it would celebrate its 100th incarnation in 15 years - and as far away as in Singapore.

In town for the opening of the 100th edition today, the dapper Scotsman says he "never thought it would happen".

The fair is now in 14 cities worldwide, including New York, Milan and Hong Kong. All artworks shown are between $100 and $10,000, with three-quarters of them below $7,500.

The Singapore version of the fair is in its fifth year, and the event at the F1 Pit Building sees 82 galleries participating this time around. Almost half of these are new galleries.

 
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AFFORDABLE ART FAIR

Where: F1 Pit Building, 1 Republic Boulevard

When: Today to Sunday, noon to 8pm (today), 11am to 8pm (tomorrow), 11am to 6pm (Sunday)

Admission: $15 (adults), $8 (students and seniors), $50 (four adults), free for children under 16

Info: Call 6220-5682 or go to AffordableArtFair.com/Singapore