An art fair can be a confusing place, especially if you’ve never been to one before. The many booths, the different sights, the protocol that is unspoken and yet vaguely terrifying—there’s nothing worse than screwing up in a highfalutin social situation, right? Wrong! Art fairs, especially large-scale ones, are places of wonder and fun, where the imagination can run wild, alongside the errant children of prominent curators, artists, gallerists, and collectors. This is where the hoi polloi of the art worlds meets the upper crust, a great leveling of art-world strata that can lead to some of the most engaging, enlightening moments of your art life. But if you don’t know why you’re there or what you’re doing, it can be a Scylla and Charybdis of perceived pretentious foils. Here are 10 Tips To Know Before Attending Your First Art Fair.
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