Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 25 October 2020

Art under Dh1,000: five affordable works on sale at World Art Dubai

The accessible art fair will feature more than 3,000 pieces on display this year

For some, building an art collection can seem like a daunting endeavour, from understanding different artists’ practices to contacting the galleries that represent them. World Art Dubai takes on a more open and accessible approach.

Now in its sixth year, the art fair is a platform for affordable works, featuring emerging artists, photographers and creatives experimenting in fashion art. Kicking off on Thursday, October 8, the event showcases more than 3,000 artworks for sale, and visitors can purchase the pieces directly from amateur and emerging artists at lower prices.

As World Art Dubai opens, we have put together a selection of five artworks that are currently available for under Dh1,000. These include Emirati artist Mouza Al Mansoori’s Somewhere In Bahrain, priced at Dh650, which shows a dark figure in a lush setting rendered in loose, soft strokes, as well as Takwa Sabry’s Like A Bird, a mixed media piece with gold leaf. The Egyptian artist is selling the piece for Dh735.

Another available work is Amrita Sethi’s signature “voice note art” on Paris, priced at Dh985. The Kenyan-born British artist creates shapes based on the soundwave of the city’s name. Aboriginal artist Reuben Manakgu draws influences from his roots with his painting of a turtle depicted in earth tones with a geometric pattern on its shell. The work is available for Dh102. Meanwhile, Shelina Khimji’s Sunset by the Ocean captures a moment in Zanzibar as twilight falls. Originally a piece of linen art, the artist has also created prints, which sell for Dh660.

The fair will also feature an Art for Every Wall, which includes pieces for less than Dh3,000. Running until Saturday, October 10, the fair will have live activations and performances, including an Art Fashion show, with selected artists presenting pieces on the runway.

The fair runs until Saturday, October 10, at the Dubai World Trade Centre. For more information, visit worldartdubai.com

Updated: October 8, 2020 05:06 PM

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