What Sold at Young Collectors Contemporary / by Whitney Hardy

The Young Collectors Contemporary returned in 2019 with evidence that it had grown into the venue space and attracted a new mix of up and coming artists. WIth artists from Memphis, Baltimore, Seattle, Atlanta, and more, the art fair is building its reputation for discovering the best new talent.

  • 52% of sold work was created by black artists. 85% of Artists of sold work represent women. One of the highest statistics for an art fair in the world.

  • Majority of works sold was in the range of $1,000 to $5,000.

  • Three editioned-prints from Adama Delphine Fawundu’s Vernacular series were available for sale, and quickly sold out at the Opening Night Party. A total of eight editions were acquired by collectors.

  • Ray Padron’s wooden carving, Ball Glove (2018) was added to the nexAir Art Collection.

  • Interior Designers for hospitality and residential connected their clients for art fair purchases and commissions for future projects.

  • Urban parks and spaces analyzed larger sculptures as driver for activating space and incorporating art.

  • Newcomer Jess Tinsley’s made her art fair debut with her ink, watercolor, and resin abstract works.