IInspired from 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 serves as an invaluable resource for the artistic community and the general public.
As the fair's success continues to grow and the platform evolves we now also accept applications from Contemporary art dealers, emerging galleries, curators and non-profit organizations. Artists from these groups shall remain open to working with other art professionals.
Our organization, Frère Independent offers artists the opportunity to be a part of the unique and important cultural environment that manifests the week of March 8-12, 2011. Hundreds of thousands of art enthusiasts travel to the city to see and buy Art. The Armory Show, Scope, Volta and Pulse are the leading shows during this period, with an established tradition of cultivating art buyers and curators. This is the best week of the year to show work in NYC. 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.
PooL Art Fair
March 9, 10 & 11, 2012
Daily 3pm -10pm
The Flatiron Hotel
9 West 26th Street
New York, NY 10010