The inaugural Downtown Fair, a new modern and contemporary art fair produced by the ownership team of Art Miami, opens its doors on May 8th in New York City. The fair debuts during Frieze Week, one of the busiest and most exciting weeks of the city's 2014 art and cultural season, and alongside the highly-anticipated post-war and contemporary art auctions at the major auction houses. The Downtown Fair will celebrate with an elegant invitation only High-Tea VIP Preview from 2-5 PM on Thursday, May 8th providing a First View for invited VIP collectors and accredited members of the Press, and welcomes collectors, art enthusiasts, curators, art advisers and international visitors through Sunday, May 11th.
The Downtown Fair will provide a fresh alternative to acquire important never-before-exhibited works from both the primary and secondary markets in an intimate light. The fair will cater to both seasoned and new art collectors who are looking to experience the best of what the global contemporary art market has to offer in New York City this May. The versatile and rich selection of works on display will have a strong focus and representation of emergent talent, as well as mid-career cutting-edge artists, anchored by a fresh selection of secondary market works by top name artists from the Modern & Post-War eras. Nearly 600 artists from over 35 countries will be on display at the fair. The Downtown Fair will complement the Frieze Art Fair, offering all Frieze VIP cardholders complimentary admittance to the fair, as well as a courtesy shuttle service to and from the Frieze Ferry, which is located just 10 blocks away on 35th street.