Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

Expert tips for buying art

Arthero.jpg

Dream of dabbling in the art world? This week’s Affordable Art Fair is the perfect place to dip a toe in. Despite a reputation for breaking big names, the show's contemporary art is all priced at a recession friendly £50 - £3000. There are 120 exhibitors this year, but here are Stylist’s tips for artists about to hit the big time...

Rob Ryan

He’s worked on Liberty’s stunning window displays and collaborated with Paul Smith. But this internationally acclaimed artist is most famous for his delicate laser cut artwork (top right), which has featured in both Vogue and Stylist. Expected to further rocket in price this looks likely to be the last time his work will feature at AAF.

Rob's work can also be seen in his forthcoming solo show 'The Stars Shine All Day Too', presented by TAG Fine Arts, at The Air Gallery, Dover Street from 1st-20th November. See tagfinearts.com for details.

Darren Coffield

This London-born artist has seen his paintings hang alongside big names including Damien Hirst and Gilbert and George, and at venues including the Courtauld Institute and Somerset House. Nominated for prizes including the BP Portrait Award, and with serious interest for his Marilyn Monroe images (middle), his work looks certain to rise in value.

Pam Glew

Her urban art collections are building a great deal of buzz. After solo shows in Sydney and Paris she was commissioned by Polo Jeans, as one of Europe's 50 most recognized up and coming contemporary artists. But be quick, last year her work (top left) sold out on the very first night.

21-24 October, affordableartfair.co.uk

Related

Luella.jpg

Luella Bartley’s beautiful new book

hero3.jpg

Mary McCartney through a lens

HeroJMooney_PalmsOfDeath.jpg

Invest in art, pay later

Comments

More

Everything you need to know about growing your own vegetables

(Even if you don't have loads of space)

by Sarah Biddlecombe
21 Feb 2017

Calling all vino fans: are you ready for red wine ice cream?

Ice cream and red wine, together at last…

by Kayleigh Dray
21 Feb 2017

Letters penned 100 years apart show unchanging attitude to abortion

"I'm in the family way again, and I'm nearly crazy..."

by Sarah Biddlecombe
21 Feb 2017

Woman opens up about having her grandmother as her bridesmaid

“She’s my best friend”

by Kayleigh Dray
21 Feb 2017

Artist captures how mental illness feels with sketches of houses

“It belongs to our lives and we must not stigmatise it”

by Sarah Biddlecombe
21 Feb 2017

Pair cheese and wine like a pro with this incredible interactive map

Winchester Aged Gouda with a glass of Amarone della Valpolicella, anyone?

by Moya Crockett
21 Feb 2017

Elderly woman finds £5 note worth £50k, donates it to “young people”

She’s the hero we need right now, if not the one we deserve.

by Moya Crockett
21 Feb 2017

Watch Emma Watson sing ‘Belle’ in new Beauty and the Beast clip

“There goes the baker with his tray, like always…”

by Kayleigh Dray
21 Feb 2017

The worst date I’ve ever witnessed: waiters share their stories

From the toe-curlingly awkward to the jaw-on-floor shocking.

by Moya Crockett
20 Feb 2017

Men open up about “the one that got away” in thought-provoking video

But not all is as it seems…

by Kayleigh Dray
20 Feb 2017