Bridge Art Fair comes to New York City

Bridge Art Fair comes to New York City
Bridge Art Fair comes to New York City

Known for spectacular shows of new emerging and contemporary art in Chicago, London, and Miami, Bridge Art Fair takes place for the first time in New York City this spring at the Waterfront, concurrent with the Armory Show 2008. The Waterfront building, popularly known as “The Tunnel,” is a 23,000 sq. ft. converted railway tunnel once home to Peter Gatien’s infamous Tunnel nightclub. Located smack in the middle of the Chelsea gallery district, the complex of buildings now houses some of New York’s hottest young galleries and art entrepreneurs. The Tunnel space spans an entire NYC XXX block over 700 feet in length, and its 20-ft. ceiling heights offer an open, spacious environment for art lovers to browse the best in international emerging art. Bridge will construct 10 x 20 ft. booth spaces for an estimated 70 international exhibitors. Weary visitors will find healthy dining at the on-site ‘Wichcraft sandwich shop.

Make sure to add Bridge to your art tour of New York City this spring! A short distance from the Armory Show, we expect great things from this inaugural New York installment of the Bridge Art Fair.

The Bridge Art Fair Comes to London
Known for spectacular shows of new emerging and new contemporary art in Chicago and Miami, Bridge will host its first-ever art fair in London at the luxurious Trafalgar Hotel in Trafalgar Square, concurrent with the spectacularly popular Frieze Art Fair. Bridge will take over the entire 120-room hotel, with an estimated 70-90 international exhibitors transforming the Trafalgar into a contemporary art center.

Be sure to add Bridge to your art tour of London this fall. Located at the geographic center of the city across from the National Gallery and National Portrait Galleries, it’s also only a brief walking distance to the Zoo Art Fair’s new location at the Royal porno gratis Academy, near Picadilly Circus. All of this is only a thirty-minute walk from Frieze Art Fair in Regent’s Park. Come share a cocktail with us in the Trafalgar’s two-story Rockwell bar and restaurant as we toast Bridge’s first exciting year in the UK.

About Bridge Art Fair

About Bridge Art Fair
About Bridge Art Fair

Bridge Art Fair 2007 in Miami
It’s hard to argue with Miami in December. Sun and sand and arguably the largest convergence of contemporary art and design on the globe takes place in Miami Beach and Miami proper every year the first week in December. Now in our sophomore year, Bridge takes place two blocks from Art Basel at The Catalina Hotel and Beach Club in two buildings at 1732 Collins Avenue. Home to the two-story Red Bar in the Catalina Hotel main building and the always-hopping Maxine Restaurant next door, visitors can eat and drink to their heart’s content between browsing more than 80 rooms of international emerging and new contemporary art. Now more international than ever, Bridge Art Miami hosts exhibitors from eight countries, including the U.S., Brazil, Spain, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom, France and Denmark. Situated across the street from the most luxurious hotels in South Beach, collectors simply stop in on their way to Basel.

Make sure to add Bridge to your art tour of Miami this spring! Stop in every day from 7-8pm for happy hour at the Red Bar in the main Catalina hotel building. Drinks are free!

The focus of the Bridge Art Fair is on emerging and new contemporary work in all media. This includes but is not limited to painting, prints, photography, sculpture, installation, drawing, film, video, new media and conceptual art. The goal of the Bridge Art Fair, an international exposition of new art, is to broaden the exposure of emerging and contemporary art and artists by providing a cost-effective showcase for the best in new art from both established and emerging galleries, ateliers, storefronts, artist collectives and artist-run spaces.

In a short period of time, Bridge has skyrocketed to become a major influence in the international contemporary art market, offering new finds for collectors and art professionals worldwide. Bridge New York follows several successful fairs in 2007. Bridge London ’07, located at the historic Trafalgar Hotel, featured 70 exhibitors from Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, Spain, the UK, and the US. The abundant media coverage included Art Newspaper, the New York Times, ABC, BBC, CNN, Fox News, and Art Info. Sales figures were well over a million dollars, with high-profile buyers including Beth DeWoody and a number of major US museums. Lloyd’s TSB, the fair’s sponsor, was inherent to the success of Bridge, inviting many important clients and offering special art-purchasing programs. Miami reaffirmed Bridge as a luxury brand, with nearly 80 exhibitors and total sales in excess of three million dollars. Bridge once again proved itself the flagship show on Collins Avenue.