Independent Art Fair September 8–11, 2022 NEW YORK

Independent Art Fair
September 8–11, 2022

Paul Gardère, Giverny Revisited (1997). Courtesy of Soft Network, Estate of Paul Gardère, and Independent New York.

Paul Gardère, Giverny Revisited (1997). Courtesy of Soft Network, Estate of Paul Gardère, and Independent New York.

Where: Cipriani South Street at the Battery Maritime Building, 10 South Street

When: VIP preview, Thursday September 8, 10 a.m.–8 p.m.; public opening Friday, September 9 and Saturday, September 10, 12 p.m.–7 p.m.; Sunday, September 11: 12 p.m.–6 p.m.

Admission: $60 general admission

What to Know: The Independent Art Fair is taking a stab at holding two New York fairs per year—one for contemporary work, and a new fall edition dedicated solely to 20th-century art, melding the overlooked and under-appreciated with the already-canonized names. (The latter is an attempt to try a similar model to TEFAF, which last year scrapped its fall fair for historical art and antiques in favor of focusing on Modern and contemporary art in the spring.)

Compared to the sprawling Armory Show, the new Independent should prove a manageable affair, with just 70 artists presented by 32 galleries. Among the unfamiliar names ripe for (re)discovery are the late Haitian-born American artist Paul Gardère, presented by New York nonprofit Soft Network; and feminist writer Kate Millett, who is showing drawings and furniture from the late ’70s with Salon 94 Design New York.

The fair is returning to its 2021 venue at the Cipriani South Street in the Battery Maritime Building ferry terminal, a historic Beaux-Arts building with gorgeous views of New York Harbor.

Health and Safety: Neither proof of vaccination nor face masks are required.

info by ARTnet