While most people who walk into art galleries are concerned with discerning the mysteries of the works on display, California-based photographer Andy Freeberg is more interested in uncovering the enigmatic players of the art world. His series “Art Fare” is dedicated to this investigation, offering images of art gallery owners and dealers sitting in the worlds they’ve created. His creative pursuit revealed that, contrary to popular thought, figures in the art industry are often out in the open, socializing with art lovers at major art fairs like New York’s Armory Show and Art Basel. For his series, Freeberg used lighting, costumes, and set design to create “living dioramas, where the art world plays itself.”

“Art Fare” will be at New York’s Andrea Meislin Gallery through August 8.

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[via ItsNiceThat]