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The Affordable Art Fair Is Back

By Rob Last edited 131 months ago
The Affordable Art Fair Is Back
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Yes, everyone's favourite 'less expensive' art fair is returning to Battersea this week for it's Spring Collection.

As usual, everything on offer is under £3,000 (not exactly everyone's idea of 'affordable', but you have to be realistic) and there's a huuuge number of exhibitors to browse through (all listed here), plus AAF Photo2006 which, unsurprisingly, concentrates on the latest photographic talent.

The main reason we'll be attending though is to see Eat The Paint by American painter Mark Alsterlind.

Basically with Eat The Paint Aslerlind and his collaborator the chocolatier Paul Wayne Gregory promise to "create contemporary art in chocolate live" (that's one pictured on the right) after which the visitors, i.e. us, will be asked to eat the resulting artwork.

Of course, if you don't want to eat the chocolate (freaks!) then you can always have some of the artwork framed to take home with you. That would be a bad investment as far as we're concerned though, because we can see ourselves coming home from the pub one night craving snacks and having to break open our art because we couldn't be bothered to walk to the shop.

The Affordable Art Fair runs from 16 to 19 March at Battersea Park. Ticket info is here.

Last Updated 14 March 2006