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ABN Heads to Artexpo New York for a Weekend of Art & Design

Charles Harold Co.

Guests milling by the Charles Harold Co. booth at Artexpo New York 2013.

Each year, as the snow begins to melt and the days stretch out a little longer, the Art Business News team heads to New York City to get a first glimpse of the year’s new art and design trends at Artexpo New York. This year’s show, held March 21-24 at Pier 92, offered a tremendous array of talented artists—both established and emerging. The art fair’s layout itself looked stunning this year, with wider aisles than the year prior. Good thing, because the show was packed!

Here are a few photo highlights:

Deljou Art Group

Innovative works from the Deljou Art Group booth.

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Lots of guests! The show was pleasantly packed with publishers, gallery owners, art collectors, dealers, designers, architects and art aficionados.

Art sales were decidedly up this year, too. Most of the artists we spoke with had sold pieces or lined up contracts and commissions for the coming year. Some artists really knocked it out of the park this year, like Impressionist painter Samir Sammoun, who sold 36 paintings. Here he is:

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Samir Sammoun (left) and Artexpo Sales Manager Rick Barnett. Samir sold 36 paintings at this year’s show.

There were some really ground-breaking works at this year’s show. Dage, a Quebecoise “intentional dripping artist,” creates her sensuous nudes much like Jackson Pollack—sans paintbrush.

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Sensuous nudes by Dage.

In Trustwin, Inc.’s booth, the soulful eyes of the painter’s subjects drew viewers in.

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Compelling portraits by Trustwin, Inc.

This is just a very small sampling of the works that were on display (literally, thousands of pieces by artists from across the US and all around the world). You can view more photos on Artexpo’s Flickr page.

Stay tuned: we’ll be running a post on this year’s talented SOLO award winners soon!

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