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Last night, over 2,500 fair-goers attended the opening day of the 27th edition of the Outsider Art Fair, the only fair dedicated to Self-Taught Art, Art Brut and Outsider Art from around the world.


The who’s who of the art, culture and entertainment industry attended an early preview held at the The Metropolitan Pavilion, located at 125 West 18th Street in New York City, including Edie Falco, Jessica Lange, Elizabeth Marvel, and Susan Sarandon, Jack Antonoff, Maurizio Cattelan, Agnes Gund, and Ted Allen.


“We are thrilled with the turnout. Our booth has gotten lovely reaction,” said Susan Baerwald of Just Folk, who sold two artworks by outsider art staple Bill Traylor with an estimated value of $85-100,000 each. “We’ve had a very successful opening,” she concluded. “I never thought I would be here, and I thank the fair immensely for giving me this incredibly opportunity,” said first-time exhibitor Michelle Maccarone, who presented the work of Jim Carrey. The response has been overwhelmingly positive toward Jim’s work, and the context could not be more perfect. This is a fair that is really about art.”


The Outsider Art Fair is open to the public January 18-20, 2019 and tickets can be purchased here. Check out some snaps below.

photos // courtesy of Olya Vysotskaya and BFA/Darian DiCianno