The fair's main purpose is to create a meeting ground for outstanding unrepresented artists. It is inspired by the French tradition starting from the famous 1863 Courbet's Salon des Refuses.
Inspired by the French tradition of Artists Fairs, starting from the famous 1863 Courbet's Salon des Independents, (AKA Salon des Refusés) PooL is the premiere fair in the US dedicated to unrepresented artists. The first edition took place in 2000 under the title: New York Independent Art Fair.
The simple, modest approach of the PooL Art Fair offers an exciting alternative to the "Art Fair" experience for dealers and collectors as well as the general public. PooL's main purpose is to create a meeting ground for outstanding unrepresented artists and the large public of contemporary art professionals. The fair also serves as an invaluable resource for the artistic community and the general public.
Our organization, Frère Independent offers artists the opportunity to be a part of the unique and important cultural environment that manifests that week in New York. Hundreds of thousands of art enthusiasts travel to the city to see and buy Art. It is a unique opportunity for gallery owners, curators and other art enthusiasts to discover artists that are not shown in the other art fairs.
Artists are able to sell work while expanding their network as well as receiving invitations to exhibit or create site-specific work by others.
The 3-day exhibition includes curated exhibitions, lectures addressing the challenges of the current art world along with special projects and events.
Opening Day: Friday March 8, 6 - 9 PM
Vernissage by invitation or ticket - DJ + Bar
PREVIEW + BENEFIT Preview exhibition of selected works + Fundraising for the artists
9 West 26th Street New York, NY 10010
Friday – Sunday 3pm-10pm
Regular admission to the fair is a $10.00 suggested donation.