Why Are Antiques Fairs Showcasing Contemporary Art?

artnet News | Amah-Rose Abrams:

It used to be that a household filled with art and antiques from a particular era was the epitome of great taste and an impressive collection. But that museum-like approach to interior design has fallen out of vogue, making way for a more eclectic and personal angle, and art and antique fairs are having to adapt to it.

In the wake of the news that London’s Art & Antiques Fair, Olympia had introduced a contemporary art and modern design section, called SOFA London, for its latest edition, people are asking if the days of the antique fair as we know it are numbered. But, is this a matter of evolution rather than extinction? Mary Clare Boyd, director at the Art & Antiques Fair, Olympia and the Winter Art & Antiques Fair, Olympia, sees it that way… Read more

Image: The Art & Antiques Fair. Photo courtesy of The Art & Antiques Fair