7 “Affordable” Pieces from Frieze New York

7 “Affordable” Pieces from Frieze New York
 
 
 
 
 

7 “Affordable” Pieces from Frieze New York

Early May is an important time on the fine art calendar, marking both the opening of Frieze New York and marquee contemporary sales from Sotheby’s and Christies. But between billion-dollar auctions, record-breaking works by Picasso and the inevitable DiCaprio sightings, this week’s slate of art events can feel pretty intimidating to anyone who doesn’t have the resources — or the stomach — to make seven-figure acquisitions. These stories may occupy the headlines, but they belie the reality that art fairs are full of incredible, striking works that one can purchase without a collateralized loan.

To prove our point, we asked the up-and-coming art advisor Andi Potamkin to suss out some of the best works for the budget-minded. Potamkin is quickly building her reputation as an influential consultant and advisor to collectors. She’s also one-half of the team behind Kasher Potamkin, a gallery-cum-boutique-cum-salon in New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood. And, at only 25-years-old, Potamkin is well-versed in the notion that an art collection can begin at any age and at any price level.

With this in mind, we tapped Potamkin to venture into the massive tent at Frieze in order to suss out the best pieces for value-oriented collectors. Of course, this being a swanky contemporary art fair, we went with a pretty liberal definition of “affordable”: under $15,000. Read on as Potamkin walks us through her favorite pieces that won’t (completely) break the bank.

With this in mind, we tapped Potamkin to venture into the massive tent at Frieze in order to suss out the best pieces for value-oriented collectors. Of course, this being a swanky contemporary art fair, we went with a pretty liberal definition of “affordable”: under $15,000. Read on as Potamkin walks us through her favorite pieces that won’t (completely) break the bank.

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