The hot weather in Singapore last weekend (23-25 May) couldn’t stop art lovers to come and see the Affordable Art Fair May edition. Just like its name, this is a fair of different art works with affordable prices ranging from S$100 to S$10,000.
The world seems to never ever stop loving Marilyn Monroe – the inspiration for many works here, from print, oil painting, 3G, etc. Her face just shines in every form.
I couldn’t stop laughing when seeing the motif of “Koreanized” Monalisa and recall the drawings we made in textbooks at school.
Walking around the two levels of F1 Pit Building, we could see the paintings, prints, photos, 3D, installations, sculptures, etc. from all over the world: China, Korea, Japan, and even Israel, Mexico and Lebanon.
And suddenly I was stopped by such a familiar image and can read it easily – as it’s in Vietnamese. These are the paintings of Vo Xuong collected by BlueArt Studio. Moreover, Phuong & Jacques also showed works from Bui Van Hoan, abstracts of Nguyen Lam and other works of Doan Xuan Tinh.
I was trying to search around to see if there were any other Vietnamese artists in the fair.
A Hong Kong gallery just sold a painting of Nguyen Tran Cuong at $4,300. The owner said: “well, he’s really good. He’s working on the order by the king of Marrocco”.
And this is a painting by Ha Manh Thang which was priced at $2,500.
Another gallery also introduced Truong Dinh Hao’s works from 1999.
Another interesting thing is that many online galleries are showing their works on this fair.
On the 100th anniversary, the organizer has presented 100 works of A5 size contributed by 100 artists all over the world at $100 per piece to raise fund for charity. The rest of works are priced more than $600, and averagely $3-5,000.
If you don’t have yet budget for collecting arts, you can simply enjoy looking at them. Wait for the next one (about Nov-Dec) and you can purchase tickets online at $13 and at the counter at $15/adult. The Art Fair has a lot more exciting activities such as workshop & studio for children, art tour, pottery workshop, interactive session (Andy Warhol Bungaboo’s), free cafe, etc.
Please enjoy more works:
Reported by Hue Tran from Singapore.